Internship Story: Foon Chen
If I had to sum up my time at Beehive PR in one word, it would be rewarding—in every way possible.
From day one, I was treated as a real member of the team doing real work. I wasn’t “just another intern,” I was a part of the action. One of the many perks about Beehive was the variety it had to offer. Not only was I able to develop my PR and writing skills, I was able to do so for a variety of clients across industries. As a new PR professional, this was really beneficial to me because I had no idea what industry I would like the most. With so many different choices at Beehive, I was able to hone in on where my interests lie. The variety at Beehive definitely guarantees that no two days were ever the same.
Culture and Growth
The environment at Beehive is always so warm and welcoming. During the six months I worked for the agency, I developed real connections with people that will last me well past my internship. Not only did everyone have a genuine interest in helping me learn and grow, but also in getting to know who I am as a person. Coming to work every day was truly an inspiration because every single person was hardworking, passionate, talented and just downright brilliant. As they say, you are whom you surround yourself with.
I’m not saying this internship was a breeze because believe me, I had my fair share of bumps during the journey. But it was these very bumps and challenges that made me grow to become a stronger professional and a stronger person. I learned what my capabilities were, my limitations, my strengths, my weaknesses, my likes and my dislikes. All of these things have helped me learn more about myself and what I want out of my career.
Advice for Future Interns
The two most important pieces of advice I can offer to be successful in this internship is keeping a positive attitude and be willing to help out whenever and wherever you can. In the PR industry, there are definitely going to be stressful times. Last minute tasks will pop up and deadlines will change, but the best way to handle these situations is keeping a positive attitude and moving forward to get things done.
The second piece of advice I have is to be willing to help. Take the initiative to go around to each person and ask how you can support them or take a task off their hands. You may not know how to do everything but offering your assistance and figuring it out as you go is the best way to learn.
My time at Beehive was nothing short of rewarding. I gained confidence in my skills and connections to further propel me in my career. I unequivocally recommend this internship for anyone who wants to work with a talented team that will help take your skill set to the next level.