Student Internship Stories: Laura Jeshiva (COM’20), Ogilvy Cambridge

By Laura Jeshiva (COM’20)

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities?

Currently at Ogilvy, I help out with anything from media monitor, writing content for client social media and Ogilvy channels, research influencers, and help organize events for clients.

At my previous internship at Digitas, I had a dual role in account management and project management so there was a lot of scheduling involved, keeping track of client tasks, and working with the creative team to move projects along. For one of my clients, my team and I managed their 5 different websites so I learned how to do some coding to implement our creative work onto the website!

CCD: How did you get the opportunity? What resources at BU or elsewhere did you use?

For Ogilvy, the BU CCD hosted an event where a talent acquisition manager from New York visited to chat with students about opportunities at Ogilvy.

During this talk, I found out that Ogilvy had a healthcare and life sciences hub in Cambridge, which is something I am extremely passionate about! I decided to reach out to the woman from New York that spoke with us and she was able to connect me to the Cambridge office.

CCD: What was the best thing about the experience? What was the worst?

At Ogilvy, I am loving how the office is small and therefore tight-knit so it makes getting to know everyone and collaborating on projects much easier. This allows me to work on so many different things and learn so much more!

The only downside is my commute because I need to go all the way into the city and then go to Cambridge so it is a bit convoluted.

CCD: What advice would you give to another student about making the most of an internship, job, or other career-related experience?

There really is no such thing as saying: “I have nothing to do,” even when there feels like there is nothing to do.

Ask every person what you can help out with or even research a topic you are interested in and share it with your team (this can be as simple as sending around an exciting news article). People do notice this and it goes a long way!

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