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By Danielle Wald, Intern @DanielleWald1

It is hard to believe that this will be my last blog post while interning at Fusion Public Relations. When I look back and examine what I have acquired during the few months that I’ve been here, I realize that my knowledge, skills and understanding of this field has completely changed. Before this opportunity, my passion to work in Public Relations came solely from independent research and my studies in Communications at Rutgers. This experience has transformed and clarified my understanding of the field. It has provided me with a “hands- on” experience that the Fusion NY team has worked so hard to create. I have learned the ins and outs of what is takes to work in PR and have been provided with much advice, of which I am so thankful to have received.

When reflecting on what I have learned, I believe that this internship has taught me far more than the basic skills needed in PR. Every task that I have been given has challenged me and allowed me to acknowledge that I can accomplish anything I set my mind to. These PR tasks have helped improve mundane skills, such as my reading comprehension and writing. I have learned the proper office etiquette, which I will use in the future. This internship provided me with a broad range of opportunities for improvement and learning, of which I feel is a once in a life time opportunity. I would like to thank the entire Fusion NY team for welcoming me and making me feel part of the group. I appreciate your readiness to teach in order to provide me with a concrete understanding of what it’s like to work in a PR firm.

My advice to future Fusion PR interns would be to treat this internship as a job.  When working in Public Relations, tactics and primary resources are always changing; media lists must always be updated and pitches and briefings are always in the process of being created.  It is up to you to show yourself how far you can push yourself and how much you can accomplish. This recognition will help you in the future.

Give this internship your all because the outcome is more valuable than imagined.

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