Ashley Abdenour (@Serenity_a), from East Detroit, Mich., will be an intern this summer for MusicSkins.com. Check out her earlier blog about past music internships, including one where she met Jack’s Mannequin frontman Andrew McMahon.
Hey there East Coast, how you been?
About four weeks ago, me and a friend decided that if we wanted to have solid internships in New York for the summer, we needed to make a trip out there for spring break, so in one week we both had four interviews scheduled.
In order to make this trip affordable, we had to fly out on standby — but first we had a 7 hour drive to Chicago. The next morning we flew out of O’Hare into NYC, where my uncle picked us up. We stayed in Connecticut for two days.
Monday morning, we headed into the city to start our two-day interview spree. From Grand Central, I was headed to the Upper West Side to meet Mikey from +1 at Aroma. Such a cool dude and a great company.
From there, I was headed to Brooklyn to interview with MusicSkins. I loved the company, the people and the office. They offered me an internship on the spot, and they gave me an offer I could not refuse. I accepted, and I am moving to New York this May to pursue the internship. Till then, you can find me blogging for them here.
Then I was on to my last interview of the day at Crush Management. I interviewed with Ashley Cook. The interview went really well — I felt like our personalities were similar, which made for easy conversation. It also helped that they have the best roaster!
The next day, my final interview took place with Tracey Zucatti at The Syndicate. It went amazing, and by this time I had perfected my interview skills and knew what questions to ask.
I was honest with every employer that I was taking other interviews in the city.
All around, it was a great interview. She introduced me to everyone in the office and told me to keep her updated about my plans.
I was honest with every employer that I was taking other interviews in the city. Everyone was very respectful of it, thankfully.
After my interview, I volunteered to help around the office. I helped package and sort promo, did internet research, listened in on a meeting and more. I loved being at Syndicate, but before I knew it, 3 o’clock came and I said my goodbyes and headed back in the city to end my stay in NYC, for now.