Xacc/280 Week 1 Personal Reflection

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Upon discovering the advertising industry through the American Advertising Federation Medgar Evers College Chapter, where I served as the Treasurer and Strategic Planner, I fortunately landed my first internship with the Omnicom Medgar Evers College Associates program where I was placed at DDB Worldwide as an account management on the State Farm account. Landing such an opportunity has reinforced my belief that advertising is an arena where I can challenge myself through critical thinking, creativity and innovation. Thus, I went on to applying to the 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Internship Program and was placed at Grey Group New York, providing account management support to the Hasbro Boys team. These two internships have given me an excellent opportunity to apply and enhance my prior academic and industry experience while learning from fellow interns as I establish a solid…show more content…
At Edelman Digital, I volunteered as a mentor with the Junior Achievement of New York (JANY) and the Manhattan Business Academy. As mentors, we assisted students as they took part in the Manhattan Business Academy’s annual Business Plan competition. It was an extremely satisfying experience as I am aware this program helps to support our community by making a difference in the lives of many underprivileged students. In addition to being a JANY mentor, I also serve as a mentor for the 4A 's Project Act Mentorship program providing individualized mentorship to a student who attends the High School for Innovation in Advertising and Media. As a mentor, I share information and insights on the digital media landscape and help to develop the competencies needed to pursue a career in the advertising and media

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