My time interning at At Media flew by. I feel like I am more prepared to enter my senior year at Temple because this experience has reinforced how important this final semester is. I was intrigued by the inner workings of such a small company and how they are able to rely on a network of freelancers to complete their understated workload. The team at At Media, mainly Antoinette Johnson and Tyler Westnedge, introduced me to several organizations, namely Old City Creative Corridor and recently, Skillshare. They have shown me how to reach out to people either through cold calling, networking, or through social media and I have watched first hand how this has benefited them and given them opportunities that otherwise would have been missed.
Through interning there, I was invited to events that otherwise I wouldn’t have been made aware of or included in. I met a prominent owner of a real estate company, OCF Realty, the City Council candidate Barbara Capozzi I mentioned in my previous post, and the owner of Pub Webb. I realize how important networking is and also how important it is to make a good impression and keep it. I realize the importance of attending events and maintaining relationships with clients.
Overall, my experience at At Media was extremely positive. It was a comfortable work environment in a great area of Old City. There is a growing market for clients seeking an affordable advertising in Philadelphia and At Media plans to expand to be able to offer services to more of these people. I look forward to maintaining a relationship with them and watch as they grow.