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Learn more about Gabriella, one of our committed members within PRestige Agency.
Where are you from?
Patchogue, NY (East end of Long Island)
What made you interested in your major?
What are you involved in on/off campus?
What are you involved with within PRestige?
Please describe any past/current internships.
Where do you see yourself after Hofstra?
What advice do you have for anyone else who wants to be an all-star?
Enjoy the time you have at Hofstra, apply yourself and pursue your passions!
Office Location: 60th Street, between Broadway and Columbus
Was it in-house or agency? In-House
Type of PR: Entertainment/ Non-Profit/ Corporate
Size of PR Department: Small, 4 people
Semester and year you interned: Summer 2007
How did you find out about this internship? Professor Berman
How many days a week did you work? Are they flexible? I worked three days a week. They are very flexible!
Was it a paid internship? They give you $50 for 20+ hours.
What were some of the things you were responsible for? I worked during the summer, which was the planning time for the upcoming season of events (which is Oct. – May), so I did a lot of organizing information, research and brainstorming ideas. I also did a lot of press clippings and got to write some press releases.
What did you learn from this internship? I knew I wanted to do entertainment, and this internship showed me a different way I could go about it, since it’s a venue that produces shows but also offered other aspects. I also learned how to really think like a PR person.
What did you like about this internship? I loved everything! I got to do PR for specific shows, as well as the organization itself. I also was the publicist’s assistant for Wynton, Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Everyone is really nice. You can wear whatever you want and it’s located in a fantastic part of the city.
What, if anything, did you dislike about the internship? Since it was summertime and the season wasn’t in effect, I didn’t get as much hands on experience as I wished.
Would you recommend this internship to other PR students? Yes!
Additional Comments/Advice: There is so much to do here and everyone is very willing to help you out and teach you anything! Great, comfortable atmosphere!
Name of Company/Organization: Rubenstein Communications
Office Location: 7th and 50th, New York, NY
In-House or Agency? Agency
Type of PR: Entertainment
Size of PR Department: Medium
Semester and year you interned: Spring 2007
How did you find out about this internship? PRSSA career website
How many days a week did you work? Are they flexible? I worked 3 days from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M with even later nights/longer days during the Tribeca Film Festival. They were not flexible.
Was it a paid internship? It was not paid
What were some of the things you were responsible for? Clips, clips, and more clips. Researched media contacts, worked major events at the Tribeca Film festival, worked press office at TFF, daily memo with early morning deadline
What did you learn from this internship? Most importantly, I learned the fast pace of agency and events. I also learned how to work under pressure, make deadlines, speak with press, and gather clips.
What did you like about this internship? Working Tribeca! Meeting new people, getting the event experience and feeling challenged
What, if anything, did you dislike about the internship? The hours are not flexible
Would you recommend this internship to other PR students? Yes, if you can keep up.
Additional Comments/Advice: You need to be serious to take this internship!
Name of Company/Organization: Atlantic Records
Office Location: 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
Was it In-House or Agency? In-House
Type of PR: Entertainment/Music
Size of PR Department: Small
Semester and year you interned: Fall 2008
How did you find out about this internship? I called an assistant who I knew worked at the company and asked if any positions were available.
How many days a week did you work? Are they flexible?
I worked 2-3 days per week. They are flexible when it comes to what days you work, but it is mandatory to be in the office by 9am.
Was it a paid internship? It was not paid, but they will give you money toward transportation.
What were some of the things you were responsible for? Because it was the promotions department, I performed a lot of clerical duties and mainly pitched ideas.
What did you learn from this internship? I learned the importance if networking, how to be aggressive but likeable when networking, and the fundamentals of professionalism and work relationships in the entertainment industry.
What did you like about this internship? The people, location, and benefits were the best part.
What, if anything, did you dislike about the internship? I disliked some of the work because I felt I couldn’t show my PR strengths and capabilities in my department.
Would you recommend this internship to other PR students? YES