Bachelor of Fine Arts
About My Co-op Experience
My current Co-op position is the marketing intern at Carol Fox & Associates. I’ve been focused on online reporting, design, and marketing strategy projects. My largest project has been with Bella Voce, a local Chicago choral group. I’ve spent a lot of time compiling audience information and recommendations to help them establish a solid marketing presence and grow their audience numbers.
I’ll be presenting my final report for Bella Voce. It’s the same report I’ll be presenting to the client in May and will include a significant amount of the work I’ve done at Carol Fox.
What I Learned from My Co-op Experience
Co-op has been great for me. I feel very comfortable with the amount of experience and knowledge I’ve gained while at SAIC. When I was a business major before I transferred here, I felt like a lot of my classes gave me a vague idea of what I might be working on. Getting to work on real projects with real companies and organizations has given me more insight than any of those classes ever did.
I’ve interned at six different places while in college, each time at a different type of company. My internships have helped me focus on what I enjoy and what I don’t enjoy. It probably saved me years of bouncing from field to field after school trying to find something I like. I’ve reached out to my old bosses for job leads, and they’ve all given me a very positive response.
About the Employer
Carol Fox & Associates is Chicago’s largest marketing and public relations firm dedicated solely to the performing arts, special events, and entertainment. The company helps clients with comprehensive marketing and public relations campaigns that include the planning and execution of advertising, direct mail, collateral materials and promotions, press releases and media follow-up.
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