Intern Spotlight: Christine Todd
Name: Christine Todd
School: Butler University
Graduation Year: 2014
Major: Strategic Communication
Internship title: Communications Management Assistant
Hobbies: Traveling, cooking, decorating
Duties at Hirons:
At Hirons, I assist the communications management department in whatever they need. This includes research, building media lists, writing internal documents, drafting scopes of work and communications plans, press releases, pitching, creating presentations, etc. I really get to touch on a lot of projects with a lot of different people at Hirons, which is nice because I get a more diverse outlook of how everyone operates. I also dabble in assisting Hirons with its own promotion through social media posts.
Favorite part about interning at Hirons:
It may sound cliché, but I really like the people I work with at Hirons. Everyone is always willing to take time out of their day to train me on a new skill or teach me how to utilize a new platform. They really want to make sure that their interns have the best experience possible. They’re also very cognizant of implementing team building activities in and out of the office. Also, the food. There always seems to be food popping up around the office – whether its donut Thursday, bagel Friday or a coworker randomly bringing in dessert to share! Most recently, we actually did a team breakfast at the office with pumpkin pancakes and are having a chili cook-off later this week. What can I say, we really like food.
What have you learned during your time at Hirons? How does this opportunity relate to your career goals?
I’ve learned a lot about how a full-service agency operates and how the different departments work together to get projects out the door. I’ve been exposed to the basic processes of all our departments at Hirons, which includes media, account management, creative, and production. Having a basic understanding of how to communicate with the different departments is beneficial because I would really like to work at an agency for part of my career. I’ve also been tasked with a lot of important projects and it’s given me a better understanding of project management and responsibility.
Most difficult aspect of the job:
Having to account for how I use my time in 15-minute increments…
Fun facts about Christine:
- I’ve technically been around the world 9 times.
- I was born in Saudi Arabia and lived there until I was 6 because my parents were doctors there.
- I would probably eat sushi everyday if I could.