As the summer comes to a close, I can’t help but feel a little sad that my time at AKHIA is up. Reflecting upon my three months here, it becomes clear that the experience I have gained at my first full-time internship will be invaluable to me as I finish out college and begin my career.

In the past few months I have learned many of the ins and outs of how an agency operates and have been fortunate enough to work on projects that have taught me a great deal about client service and public relations—skills that I am sure I will rely on no matter where my career takes me.

The major takeaway I have from this experience is that AKHIA is an agency like no other—one filled with exceptional talent and stellar client service. Here are the three most important lessons I have learned this summer:

  1. Details matter. One of the many reasons AKHIA stands out is because of its dedication to making people happy. Whether it is an employee’s birthday or a client’s baby shower, personal details matter here. If it means going the extra mile and dedicating a little extra effort into helping a client with a project or making a client feel special, the payoff is always worth it.
  2. Never stop learning. Learning doesn’t stop at graduation, and it certainly doesn’t stop after you’ve been hired at AKHIA. In this field, it is crucial to always stay as informed as possible—whether it is a new social media trend or current events, it is essential to stay up to date.
  3. If you make work fun, it doesn’t really feel like work. Getting up early and heading into work every day doesn’t seem as much like a chore when you love the work you are doing and the people with whom you are working. The atmosphere at AKHIA is second to none—there is always someone laughing, and the office is filled with one-of-a-kind personalities I won’t soon forget. Finding humor and passion in the work you are doing each day makes for exceptional service and a positive work experience all around.

I am very grateful for my time at this wonderful agency and for all of the relationships I have built here this summer. As I get ready to head back to college this fall and prepare for my career, I will remember these lessons and all of the memories I have made here at AKHIA.

What have you learned from your summer internship?