Two To Tango
When you start a brand new internship at a new company, there is always a bit of anxiety about what it will be like. Will it be the experience of a lifetime, or will you be hovering over the copy machine? Maybe you’ll even be stuck walking your boss’s Pomeranian. Who knows? You pray to the job gods that you won’t be running personal errands for your boss in five-inch heels like Andy Sachs in The Devil Wears Prada. While we didn’t really think we’d be running personal errands for our boss, we definitely didn’t believe we’d be taken as seriously as we are. We’re given important new projects along with a little bit of room to use our own ideas and opinions to bring them to life.
While the work has always been fun, we can still say that it’s been challenging. We’ve each had our share of hectic days and mad dashes to meetings, but we’re lucky to have an experience like this one. We’ve been given opportunities to work on projects like compiling competitive research, analyzing video engagement data, creating extensive info-graphics, writing articles for a magazine for Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants, and even working on Mary Kay’s new Gen Y project.
What we’ve come to realize is that what we’re experiencing is not just an internship or a networking opportunity or even a learning experience. While it is all of those things, it’s also so much more. We feel like we’ve been given the chance to be a part of the team.
Every day, we marvel at a new way we’ve felt special. We don’t feel like anyone here is here only for themselves. The selfless culture so prominent here at Mary Kay has been extended to ourselves these past weeks, and we’re sure that when we leave here, the relationships that we’ve built will last.
While we haven’t had the traumatic experience Andy Sachs had at Runway magazine, we have gotten to play dress up along the way. We have fallen in love with not only the incredible Mary Kay products, but also the company’s message. Our internship is truly the total package – great people, a wonderful environment, and no dog-walking to speak of.
As part two in our summer intern series, Morgan Calhoun and Aubrey Haverkamp share their experiences as summer interns at Mary Kay. Morgan and Aubrey are interns for Mary Kay Inc.’s Corporate Consumer Marketing department. They’re collegiate rivals (University of Texas and University of Oklahoma), but they’re okay with that. The working environment at Mary Kay can make a nerdy girl from OU and a Longhorn film aficionada get along - that is until football season starts. Follow Morgan on Twitter at @morgancalhoun. Follow Aubrey on Twitter at @aubreyhkamp.
Pictured below: Morgan and Aubrey in their big screen debut "The Devil Wears Prada Intern Edition"