I’ve been with Milagro for over a month now and so far, so good! It’s been an extremely rewarding experience and I’ve learned a lot about myself and my strengths along the way. This internship has been a lot to handle, considering I’m balancing two other jobs and a summer class on top of that but I truly wouldn’t want it any other way.

It’s so self-fulfilling to see a project I’ve helped coordinate come together. I had the chance to help produce a commercial for a client; that was quite the experience. I’ve also hosted a training for members of a street team we have for another client, and I get to start working on Día San Jose next week! I’ve been involved in various Day of the Dead events in the past as a performer, so now that I’m no longer dancing I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to celebrate it through Milagro this year! I’m ecstatic to be representing la Catrina in our Día San Jose promo campaign (be sure to keep an eye out for that!).

I’ve learned the importance of networking and making connections with as many people as you can, especially in this field. You may end up hiring a vendor you meet at a client’s event for your own! There’s a lot more to email etiquette than I ever would’ve expected (such as e-introductions; how weird). I feel like I’ve grown up a lot in these last few weeks working such an “adult” job and I have David to thank for that. I never envisioned myself interning for such a cool agency at 19 but I am so glad the opportunity arose because now all I can think about is my future and where else I may find myself working in the next few years.

It’s empowering to work with such driven and ambitious colleagues who don’t hold back their opinions and are constantly pushing me to improve with their high expectations. This job has become routine and it continues to be the only job I look forward to going to in the morning, even on the most hectic of days.