Internship Spotlight: Kim Vu
Internship Site: Kohl’s
Title: Public Relations Intern
Major: Strategic Communication, Hubbard School of Journalism
How did you find out about your Internship?
I was looking through internship postings on GoldPASS/Handshake, and came across an internship posting from Kohl's!
What did you enjoy most about your internship?
During my internship, I loved getting to work with national magazines and TV shows to implement Kohl's products into their segments. It was so cool to see how a pitch that I wrote, or a product that I featured, would gain media traction with well-known publications and broadcasts to eventually be featured. I'd sometimes turn on the TV to see a Kohl's product featured in one of Good Morning America's segments, and it was unbelievable to think that I had established a strong relationship with Good Morning America for them to make the decision to show the product to their 4 million viewers.
What's one piece of advice you would give other students about securing an exciting internship?
I don't think that this gets stressed enough, but I would encourage students to focus on company culture and values. The company that you represent should ultimately resonate with your personality and work ethic. For me, that was Kohl's. I found a company that was fun, innovative, and fast-paced - yet, I enjoyed every second of it. You are going to be immersed in that company for the whole duration of your internship, so find a company that you can connect with on a personal level.