Liberal Arts Career Services
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Much and House Public Relations

Summer 2016 Site Review

Position: Entertainment Public Relations Intern
Student:  Undeclared Junior

This summer I worked as an Entertainment Public Relations Intern in West Hollywood, California at a company called East 2 West Collective.  I worked under all of the publicists in the office and would complete a wide variety of assignments from them on a day-to-day basis.  I had to do some grunt work such as completing hundreds press clippings of our celebrity clients when they were mentioned in the media, and then updating and maintaining their virtual press kits.  I was assigned many research projects that required me to create targeted media lists, targeted celebrity contact lists, etc. Each research project was something fun and interesting for a specific event, movie release, award show, talk show, etc. I got to learn how to handle clients on red carpets and go to events and TV appearances that we arranged for our clients such as, the Teen Choice Awards, The Late Late Show with James Cordon, Maxim’s Hot 100 release party, and many more. I learned so much about not only becoming a publicist but the entire entertainment industry and how things work.  I never once made a coffee run and was always doing something that was related to Entertainment PR. The office is very laid back, friendly, collaborative, and comfortable. Everyone who worked there was very approachable and was always trying to help me learn. I got to wear ripped jeans and vans to work, unless we had a client meeting or event to go to, which was also a huge plus.  Over all it was a great place to work and learn if you’re interested in entertainment and PR.

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