TRINDGROUP Summer Internship in Full-Swing

Sara, Grace, Annaka and Molly

Summer 2020 is in full swing here at TRINDGROUP which means the welcoming of our new interns. Sara, Annaka and Molly are now in the office with Grace, who has been working with us since January. Diverse would be an understatement with this group. Grace and Annaka both share a passion for innovation and building interpersonal relationships with their Public Relations major, while Sara and Molly both love to write and incorporate storytelling. Sara is a Journalism major, and Molly is a double major in Marketing and Creative Writing.

Although each intern has a different place they call home, everyone has roots in an Alabama city. Each also believe that Auburn is their home away from home. Sara says, “I grew up an Alabama fan, but I fell in love with Auburn the second I stepped on campus. I knew immediately that Auburn was where I belonged.” When each girl was asked what their favorite Auburn memory was, they all answered with the same day in mind; winning the Iron Bowl. “Definitely winning both Iron Bowls we have had at home and then storming the field afterwards. There is nothing like a game day at Jordan-Hare; from the traditions to the sense of unity from the Auburn family. The atmosphere is electric, and it is my favorite place to be on Saturdays,” says Molly.

Meet Sara:

What are you most looking forward to during your time at TRINDGROUP?
I am looking forward to learning more about what all encompasses working at TRINDGROUP. Specifically, I am excited to get hands-on experience that puts to use what I have learned in the classroom.

Plans after graduation:
I am currently studying to take the LSAT. After graduation, I am planning on attending law school to study media law.

Campus and community involvement:
I have been involved with Best Buddies, which is an organization that gives the opportunity to form one-on-one friendships with individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. This organization is one of my favorites on Auburn’s campus. I was not involved last year, but I look forward to participating again this upcoming school year

Fun fact:
I love to cook!

Unpopular opinion:
I am not sure if this is an unpopular opinion, but I am incredibly adamant in believing that butter pecan is the worst ice cream flavor.

Three words to describe yourself:
caring, hard-working, perfectionist

Meet Molly:

What are you most looking forward to during your time at TRINDGROUP?
I am most looking forward to putting together everything I have learned in my classes at Auburn into this job. I can’t wait to get real world experience and learn from everyone here.

Plans after graduation:
I hope to get a job in the sports and/or entertainment industry using my marketing and creative writing skills towards a job that I am passionate about. Ideally, I want to work for a professional sports organization doing creative marketing.

Campus and community involvement:
I have been involved in a lot of Auburn clubs and organizations, my favorite being a lifestyle writer for the Plainsman newspaper and on the Creativity and Marketing Team for Eagle Eye TV. I also write for a local magazine in Auburn called Life at the Mill.

Fun fact:
I worked at Disney World!

Unpopular opinion:
Not an opinion, but I have never eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (and not because I’m allergic).

Three words to describe yourself:
passionate, optimistic, goofy

Meet Annaka:

What are you most looking forward to during your time at TRINDGROUP?
I am looking forward to the hands-on experience and being able to create content for real-world companies and clients.

Plans after graduation:
I want to work in either agency or in-house Public Relations.

Campus and community involvement:
I am the vice president of the Auburn University Rowing Team and the Social Media Director for Auburn’s first student-run PR agency, “The Oaks Agency.”

Fun fact:
I have been to the Catalina Wine Mixer!

Unpopular opinion:
Cake icing is not good and should be illegal.

Three words to describe yourself:
organized, out-going, passionate

Meet Grace:

What do you think is the most valuable thing you have learned so far during your time with TRINDGROUP?
I’ve been able to exercise what I’ve learned in class while at TRINDGROUP, especially when it comes to writing backgrounders, press releases and blogs. Applying what I’ve learned in a real-world setting has given me the opportunity to improve my writing and learn best practices for different situations.

Plans after graduation:
After graduation, I hope to work for an in-house marketing or PR department where I can promote something that I’m passionate about. I’m open to living almost anywhere, and I’m hoping for a job opportunity that will take me somewhere I’m unfamiliar with.

Campus and community involvement:
I am a member of PRSSA, and I spent my first two years at Auburn working with the baseball team as an Auburn Diamond Doll.

Fun fact:
I was born in Kirov, Russia.

Unpopular opinion:
Orange juice is better than apple juice.

Three words to describe yourself:
friendly, detail-oriented, adaptable

Now that we have been here for a week, the office is starting to feel like a home. Over the ten-week internship program, the public relations and marketing interns will be writing blogs and crafting press releases, pulling analytics, researching and interacting with clients, assisting with social media, and that is only the beginning. For the past eleven years, the program has been reoccurring. So we have intern positions available in the fall, spring, and summer sessions in the public relations and marketing side as well as graphic design. If you are interested, follow the link to our careers page to see if it is the right fit for you.

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