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"Stop thinking like an intern…" says Marina Hui, Summer Fellow at Ogilvy PR

A friend recently said to me, “I wish I wasn’t treated like an intern”. However, after four weeks at Ogilvy PR, I couldn’t disagree more.

As an intern, or “Summer Fellow”, my treatment has been made up of warm welcomes, valuable lessons, and endless generosity.

I have realised that being “treated like an intern”, if taken literally, is incredibly important; if you were treated like an employee you’d be expected to know what to do and how to do it – an intern with such knowledge would be a fearsome thing to behold.

Coming back to my friend, they clearly believed it was their role as an intern that was holding them back. However, a key thing I have learnt whilst interning at Ogilvy PR is that it’s not being treated like an intern, but thinking like an intern, that will hold you back.

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The way in which my colleagues have treated (and trusted!) me has taught me not to limit myself based on what I think I’m meant to do, but instead to explore all the things I could do. Thanks to them, I have got so much more out of my time at Ogilvy PR, if only by not thinking “I’m just an intern”.

Needless to say, this doesn’t mean you’re ever too good for a task – after all, you are an intern, but you’re not just an intern.

@marina_hui

 

 

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