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Sparkpr: From intern to account coordinator

April 6, 2011

Our sixth post from the interns at Sparkpr. Rachel just found out she’s made it it from intern to full-time account coordinator! She shares some wisdom with those looking to follow in her footsteps.

 Sparkpr: From intern to account coordinator

Rachel Vakneen, Account Coordinator

By Rachel Vakneen

The last three months have been quite a journey at Sparkpr. I have had the opportunity to work as active team member, take on real PR responsibilities as well as collaborate on new business pitches. I have learned so much by taking action, which is the best way to learn. Fortunately, the hard work paid off, and I can now say that I am part of the Sparkpr family as an account coordinator. I couldn’t be happier!

The Sparkpr culture really does foster personal and professional growth; from director’s taking time to tutor me on the advertising ecosystem, to my peers advising me on best practices of developing a media list. The atmosphere and the people make Spark what it is. I am proud to have interned at Spark.

As I embark on my next journey as account coordinator, I look forward to my continued education, professional development and building relationships with all my colleagues.

My tips for all the interns out there:

  • Keep an ongoing to-do list so nothing falls off your radar
  • Schedule weekly meetings with your manager, face time is invaluable
  • Utilize your peers as a resource, they can teach you a lot
  • Identify best practices by asking your colleagues how they do their work
  • Streamline when possible
  • Set goals
  • Be vocal
  • Be proactive

Your career is in your own hands. Best of luck!

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Rachel officially makes it to The Wall!

Do you have a question about any of Rachel’s tips? Ask her in the comments. And click here to read her first post as a Sparkpr intern.

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Meghan April 6, 2011 at 4:59 pm

You da bomb, Rach! Love the tips, especially utilize your peers. I learned a ton from my fellow interns.

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