Uproar is constantly on the lookout for interns willing to learn about our industry and face each day with enthusiasm. In this blog, 2018 intern Alura Romero details her internship experience.
I started off this blog post originally comparing Uproar to all other internships I’ve worked at, while also contrasting the benefits of why Uproar is better. After about a paragraph I deleted my entire post and started over. Uproar is incomparable. It would be of no benefit to compare them to companies that aren’t on the same level as them. (I promise I’m not sucking-up).
I started Spring 2018 off at Uproar on the B2B Tech Team. Uproar has about eight different teams in the Orlando office, all working with different clients. Some teams work with restaurants, doing new openings and promoting the latest foodie menus. Other teams have medical technology clients, focusing on the best way to introduce new tools into the medical industry. That is one of the many reasons I love public relations, and Uproar in particular. There are an unlimited number of things to learn about, and in an agency, you will always be able to find a client that piques your interest. On my team, I worked with five clients throughout my 15 weeks at Uproar. Before starting I knew nothing about B2B, which is why I wanted to intern with that team. I was interested in learning the ins and outs of how business to business public relations worked.
My second day as an intern, one of our clients had met their funding goal within minutes. It was a huge deal. I was immediately pulled in to researching media contacts and making lists for the announcement the team was putting together. The PR industry is fast-paced and ever-changing. You always have to be on your toes and be flexible. It felt good to be a part of a team that was making waves within the tech industry. That first week was the perfect introduction to the type of environment that I would be working in. You never know what news is going to be aired, or what current event is going to shift the way your client positions itself. I learned all this from my 15-week internship at Uproar PR. There was never a dull moment. Even when things slow down a bit, you always have pitches or house-keeping updates that need to be done.
In many cases, internships consist of busywork and menial tasks. At Uproar, you are placed right in the middle of all the action. I love how much they trusted me to write client lists, draft pitches and construct briefing sheets. I sat in on conference calls, taking notes and getting to know each client. I experienced the true value behind an internship. It’s also worth mentioning that Uproar has one of the best offices I have ever worked in. Not only does Uproar know how to party (if there’s a reason to break out the champagne, they will break it out!), but they also know how to work diligently. Employees are not confined to their desk, they can get up and walk around, bring their laptop outside, in the kitchen or some other sitting space.
Last, but certainly not least, my biggest take-away from my internship was the company culture and the team I worked with. I can absolutely say, without a shadow of a doubt, that Uproar has one of the best company culture’s that I’ve ever experienced. Each person is so different, yet we all work together so well. Friendships were grown in the soil that Uproar tilled. It could be because Uproar always participates in “culture interviews” in which a few employees across all levels hop into an interview and talk to the candidate to see if they would be a good fit for our team. We all work so closely together and interact daily, it would only make sense that we all get along. Uproar really knows how to create a solid internship experience. It’s easily the best internship that I’ve participated in. It’s a lot of fun at this company, but it’s just as much work (if not more). Uproar works hard, and they play hard. Thanks for the memories!
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