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  • ashleywolos 3:13 am on July 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    My internship at Animal Planet is about … 

    My internship at Animal Planet is about half over which is just astonishing.

    Gosh it’s been forever since I updated. Sorry everyone. It’s definitely the middle of the summer as I’m adjusted to my summer schedule of interning, commuting, working and relaxing when I can.

    I’ve settled in to my department as well as the company. It took a few weeks to figure out how such a large company with so many branches and specific departments within each channel work together on a daily basis. Time has given me a good perspective on how people work together for a common purpose.  It’s nice to pick up on how smaller things make a difference for a particular show or the overall brand of the channel. So when starting out at a new place, don’t expect everything to make sense in the beginning!

    One of the best things about being a Discovery Communications intern is the Campus Connect Internship Program. At least once a week the 85 Silver Spring interns hear from various executives in person and also other speakers whose talks are video conferenced into the headquarters from the other office locations . They’ve shared some amazing stories and take the time so give us an inside look at their position including tips on how to succeed.

    Here’s some tips that can be used at any point in your career from one of the latest speakers. They’re probably general things that we all know, but it’s good to be reminded every so often of simple actions we can take to really shine!

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  • ashleywolos 4:51 am on July 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: blackberry, , , multi-tasking,   

    Constantly Connected to your Crackberry… 

    My name is Ashley and I’m a Blackberry addict.
    The first step to recovery is admitting the a problem yet I have no ambition to put down my phone for any length of time. This statement comes as no surprise to anyone who knows me or for that matter anyone who enjoys their PR career.

    In today’s world breaking news is dispersed instantaneously those who of us who work in the communication world, we’re basically required to be connected to their audience so no one gets left behind the news cycle because let’s face it, you snooze you loose.
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  • ashleywolos 2:41 am on June 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Know your goals going in 

    We all have goals whether in our career or life but how often do you make concrete goals you’d like to get out of your internship.

    Well my first day at Discovery I did just that. After a full four hours of orientation on all Discovery Communication offers to its consumers and employees each of our managers came down to eat lunch with us as we discussed what we would be doing more specifically during the course of our Discovery internship. Then together with my manager we came up with a handful of concrete goals.

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    • Jessica Beasley 7:37 pm on June 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      That’s great that you established goals with your supervisor!! It’s a great habit to get into and will certainly come in-handy when you get out in the working world!

  • ashleywolos 3:11 am on June 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Animal Planet, , , PRSSA,   

    Meet me … Animal Planet’s new intern 

    Hey everyone,

    I’m Ashley Wolos. I can’t believe this is my last summer before I’m officially in the real world. Until then I’m a senior majoring in Public Communication and minoring in Marketing. I am originally from Massachusetts, but I consider DC my new home. I even took the big leap of moving off-campus into my own apartment. Just a half a mile from AU’s campus though. I’m looking forward to not visiting campus very much this summer though.

    Instead I’ll be filling my days as an intern for Animal Planet at Discovery Communications. You probably watch some of Discovery’s plethora of shows on TLC or the Discovery,  Military Channel, Discovery Health Channels. I’ll be working on the PR for Animal Planet’s popular shows like River Monsters, It’s Me of the Dog, Whale Wars, Pit Bulls and Parolees, Animal Cops, Pet Star and many others that will get your tail-wagging. (sorry I had to) My first day is next Monday!

    This past semester I was on campus so much between classes, events and meetings I wondered why I ever left. (No not just during Snowpocalypse – see pic)  But I love every minute of it!  I am President of AU’s Public Relations Student Society of America chapter (PRSSA). I help prospective students and incoming freshman discover all SOC & AU has to offer as a member of the School of Communication ambassadors. Any other clubs and organization when their events and meetings fit in.

    If any PComm (aka Public Communication) or any other majors we don’t discriminate want more info on PRSSA feel free to ask. I highly recommend joining to any future strategic communication strategists. It’s a great opportunity to network with PR professionals in any related comm field in your local area and nationally. Also I serve as Communications Director for the PRSSA 2010 National Conference. The PRSSA chapters of AU, Howard University & the University of Maryland are co-hosting this five day conference packed with crucial lessons for young professionals and life long memories through sessions, speakers, and socials all in the heart of our nation’s capital.

    Internships are a vital part of your education. AU and SOC have so many amazing connections through the Career Center. I interned with  Congressman Neal of Massachusetts last summer on Capitol Hill. For the past year I interned at August, Lang & Husak in Bethesda, MD.

    Stay tuned for my adventures at Animal Planet!

    • Lara 3:53 pm on June 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      You are going to LOVE Discovery! Cannot wait to read all of your cool internship experiences. Hope you’ve had a nice break since finals : )

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