By: Abigail Seaver

During the fall semester, AU PRSSA members had the privilege of visiting Edelman’s DC office. They spoke to our members on the importance of internships and being self-motivated individuals. They all agreed that experience was the best way to learn and that many of the skills you need to be successful in your career are learned outside of the classroom. Driven and motivated individuals should take as many opportunities they can, while always asking questions and focusing on things they are truly passionate about.

Another important note they stressed was that internships are not just a way for a company to see if you are a good fit for them, but for you to see if the company is a good fit for you. Edelman hires many newly graduated people from their internship program, and it’s important to know that you feel like you can stand behind the work you do and the company that you work for. Many of the Edelman employees end up staying for a good portion of their careers. It’s an estimate to how much Edelman cares about the growth of their employee’s careers, not just the growth of their business.