Meet our Intern: Cassandra
TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF! WHAT ARE YOUR PASSIONS, HOBBIES, ETC.
I am going into my senior year at Grand Valley State University where I am studying Advertising and Public Relations. I like to think that I have taken advantage of the full college experience by becoming as involved on my campus as I possibly could! As I enter my last year of college, I am excited to take on the adventure of experiencing many “lasts” at Grand Valley! In the little spare time I do have, I love exploring West Michigan and trying new restaurants with my friends. I also love being active and spending time outdoors; I think watching the sunset is the best possible end to the day! I also love to read - I always have at least 3 books waiting to be read as soon as I finish one!
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR STUDIES IN ADVERTISING/PUBLIC RELATIONS?
I think Grand Valley offers a very unique program for Public Relations and Advertising. Many of my classes have been given actual client work, allowing students real world experience while in a classroom setting. Additionally, Grand Valley has many clubs and organizations through the Ad/PR program that give students an abundance of networking opportunities. I may be biased, but I think the Ad/PR department is full of the most encouraging and supportive professors that Grand Valley has to offer. I was not originally an Advertising and Public Relations major, but after entering the Ad/PR program, my college experience truly changed for the better!
WHAT MADE YOU MOST INTERESTED IN INTERNING FOR PIECES OF ME THIS SUMMER?
Aside from the incredible message that the brand itself stands for, Pieces of Me offered a very unique internship opportunity. Elsa, the owner of Pieces of Me, allows interns to be creative, work independently, and make decisions daily. Interns are given a lot of freedom while still being supported and encouraged! It is a very hands on internship which will allow for both professional and personal development. My ultimate dream job would be doing social media and public relations in the fashion and accessories industry so this was a fabulous place to start!
WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST DREAMS OR ASPIRATIONS?
As cliche as it may sound, my biggest dream in life is to live a life that makes me both happy and proud. I hope to always remain true to myself while pursuing my dreams and passions. If you asked my my dream job, I could give you about 6 or 7 options. I never like to limit myself to just doing one or two things. I am constantly striving to become the best version of myself possible. I am a firm believe that everything happens for a reason, and I am excited to see where life will take me.
TELL US ONE INTERESTING THING ABOUT YOURSELF
I have a serious sugar and caffeine addiction! I start each day with a few cups of coffee and always end it with dessert!
YOU'RE PASSIONATE, CONFIDENT, AMBITIOUS, AND SASSY. TELL US HOW YOU REFLECT THOSE TRAITS.
PASSIONATE: I would hope that this is a word that others would use to describe me. Being passionate is something that I strive to be in my daily life. I always aim to go above and beyond the expectations set for me, and invest my full self in whatever it is I chose to do. Big or small, I always pour my heart and soul into whatever project it is I am working on at the time. I hope that through my daily actions, I inspire others to be passionate as well.
CONFIDENT: A few years ago, this would have never been a word I would have chosen to describe myself. I have always gone down my own path, but more recently I have done so with more confidence and certainty than ever. Over the past few years, I have surrounded myself with people who lift me higher and who truly bring out the best in me. I have the greatest family and friends that someone could ask for; they have encouraged me, supported me, and believed in me which has helped me become the confident woman that I am today!
AMBITIOUS: I always have my eye set on the end goal and rarely allow things to get in my way. I aim to overcome every obstacle with diligence and grace. I am incredibly goal-oriented and work tirelessly to achieve my goals. At any given point in my life, I have multiple goals to achieve with smaller steps on how to do so!
SASSY: I cannot tell you how many times a day I am told to "tone it down" by my friends and family! I believe that life is too short to be taken seriously! I think that by adding some spice and color to any situation makes it will automatically become better! When I was little my family gave me the nickname of Sassy Cassie - I’m not sure if the thought behind it was more powered by the fact that it rhymed or the incredible amount of bold attitude I have always had! ;)