We are happy to report that The Voice has taken on four new interns this summer! Leah, Ronise, Meredith and Kent (L to R) are partaking in a four week "boot camp" internship during the month of June. Through the program, the interns have been enriching their knowledge on the history of advertising, participating in lectures, and dealing with clients firsthand. The internship experience provides the opportunity for the interns to gain academic, business, and marketing training in the context of group and individual projects. The interns are learning skills in copy and graphic design, print ads, websites, social media, and overall branding.
This article is not for all students. You either live to work or work to live. If you consider advertising your art, your life and would like to excel at it; if want to do more to fill your backpack of skills than listening to lectures and reading papers – this article might be up your alley.
The days of the successful college dropouts are over. Tales of how the biggest tech CEOs never received a college education are a thing of the past. In Today’s standards, Gates, Jobs and Zuckerberg, wouldn’t have been hired by their respective companies if they had applied there today.
Sucking at something is the first step at being kind of OK at something.
When people talk about learning how to code, or building websites, I would always stare at them blankly. In my mind programmers were wizards with some sort of immense brains capacity.
As I say farewell to five months of working at the Voice Advertising Agency, it's time to move on to the next step in life, and that's the real world. I am ready to continue my passion with film-making for the future, and have an exciting adventure ahead of me. At my last day here at the Voice, I spent the entire time working on a trailer to somehow put together a montage of what went on throughout the semester, and how great it is to work at the Voice. I took clips from my video projects, Tony's video projects, and photographs, and put together a one-minute trailer to showcase the advertising agency. In addition, I briefly spent time making sure all of the blogs I wrote were written by me (to make it say, "By Ray Corriea" instead of "By The Interns"). It's been a pleasure working here, and once again, I look forward for the future.
This week has been a busy week for me since I was preparing for my final weeks in college, so that was my main priority. I was only able to come on Friday to continue with what I left off with last week. I took the camcorder and watched a small video tutorial on how to have the projector screen working. It's easy with unedited videos, but to have edited videos on there was going to be a difficult task for me to accomplish, also to have it project outside in the day time was just no way.
Not that much done for this week at the Voice. I just put all of my video work onto the right server, and upload the Levine Huntley commercials on YouTube (as well as putting it in the server). Honestly, with my last few weeks of college happening, and upcoming events that I'm part of, my balance between work and school has been interfering with each other. So hopefully within the last few weeks, my progress won't continue to slow down.
I’m really fortunate to have spent my spring semester at The Voice! During my time here I was able to learn a lot about the world of advertising that I wouldn’t have known without my time here! I was able to learn a lot in both the creative aspects of advertising as well as the business and account side. I was able to work hands on wither different departments at The Voice and worked on projects ranging from email marketing to copywriting and social media marketing. I learned so much from the team here at The Voice and I know my time here is definitely going to help me in the future!
Another week when I came in three times and focused on a continuing process. My main tasks were to take the videos (Tom Thumb, Barnum Wall, the Kitchen, Breathe Easy, and Burma-Shave) and upload them to any social media site they don't appear on. I basically took all of these videos and made sure they were complete before moving to the promotional stage. Also, I took the Barnum Wall and Tom Thumb video, and made a one minute version for each as Matt decided to have quick promotions/history lessons for viewers to watch.