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From Intern to Employee

Walking into Lorraine Gregory Communications in January, I didn’t know what to expect. I was nervous, but I was also eager. I thought about the depictions of interns in the media. Would I be picking up the boss’s coffee order while being subjected to their passive aggressive remarks?

The idea of starting anything new, whether it being school, a job, or an internship is stressful. Not knowing what to expect in a new environment is absolutely anxiety inducing, and I know a lot of young professionals feel that way too. I viewed myself as the underdog. Did I even know what I was doing? Am I even qualified to be here? I’ve learned that if you push through the self-doubt and put your best foot forward, there will be a reward.

As I spent more time at LGC, I naturally became more comfortable. I had the opportunity to learn about branding, web development, integrated marketing, content creation, and video production. I also attended events with LGC Studios and interviewed professionals at Long Island Business News events.

Oh- and no, I did not go on a single coffee run.

When my internship hours were completed, I’m not going to lie, I was a bit bummed out. I began to enjoy my time in the office. I was never afraid to ask for help, I always had guidance if needed, and I had an incredibly positive experience.

When I was called into the office on my last day, I went into full panic mode. Could I have done something wrong? Why did they want to speak to me? I sat down anxiously and the question that followed seemed unreal to me. “Would you like a job here?”

Knowing my time was valued and that I made a good impression cleared away any self-doubt that I had. I felt capable, empowered and most importantly I felt proud of myself.

I am now a marketing coordinator at Lorraine Gregory Communications. Getting the opportunity to be a part of this team has been such an amazing learning experience.

For all the anxious interns out there, push through that anxiety and self-doubt. I promise you it will pay off.

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Nicole Dietrich

Nicole Dietrich

Nicole is a recent Graduate of St. Joseph’s University, where she attained her bachelor’s degree in journalism and new media. Nicole enjoys reading, writing and everything creative, which ties heavily into her new profession. In her free time Nicole likes to sing, write creatively, and hangout with her Siamese Cat, Simba. Nicole can be reached at [email protected] To learn more, read her full bio here.