Interning at PCB: Erin Reimel

Posted in: Blog Sep 4 2014

The first time I walked in the Priscilla Costa Bridal studio, I knew I would love it. The cozy little atelier was so personal and comfortable, much like my experience interning here.

I study Magazine Journalism with a concentration in Fashion and Beauty Communications, so the chance to blog about wedding designs and work with the visual and communication parts of social media was the perfect summer opportunity.

Each week Priscilla and I would come up with a blog idea, which I would then write, layout and post each Thursday. I loved having content that I actually created published online.

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Plenty of internships require you to go on coffee runs and organize paperwork, but Priscilla actually put me in charge of creating and posting my own content. I actually held a real, important position at the studio.

This gave me so much more hands-on experience, plus now I have more clips of my writing which I can use for applications for future jobs.

Working on the Instagram was also the perfect way for me to practice my work. Being a magazine student, Priscilla asked me to create three similar posts each day for Instagram.

This system made our Instagram account look like a look book or a fashion spread in a magazine. It gave the pictures some structure rather than compiling a bunch of random images each day.

I got the chance to really use my talents to create a story for our followers each day and in my time working on the Instagram, our following doubled.

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My work really made me proud this summer. I got the chance to do what I love, meet some great people and gain really great experience in the industry I hope to work in.

I loved working with the other social media intern, Sarah and the design intern, Sarah. We had such a great time seeing the brides come in for fittings and we were always taking pictures in the studio to post online.

The three of us became fast friends and we loved the chance to work with and talk to Priscilla. It was like working with friends all summer.

I’ll be sad to leave, but I am so excited for my semester abroad in London! I will definitely be visiting when I come back in the winter and I cannot wait to see where Priscilla and her future interns take our social media presence!

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