Doug Cowing '13
Major: English Communications
Internship: Hill Holliday
Media Buying Intern
Most majors at Emmanuel require students to complete an internship before graduation. However, professional experience and course credits aren't always the only things with which students walk away. Some end up with a full-time job offer.
That is the case for Doug, whose internship opened up new doors for him at one of the biggest advertising firms in the world. The English communications major spent the fall 2012 semester at Hill Holliday, an internship he found through the Office of Internships & Career Development (ICD) at Emmanuel. He worked as the sole intern in the media-buying department and had the chance to experience the professional advertising industry firsthand.
Doug was also able to shadow other departments and discover more about different aspects of the advertising industry - a staple of the Hill Holliday internship program. Every intern is assigned to a personal mentor, who helps them not only succeed in their division, but explore the rest of the agency.
"They were really good about helping interns network and learn about the entire company," Doug said. "I was working directly with clients all the time."