Meet Our Summer Interns!

July 13, 2017 6:27 pm Published by

Meet our team of summer interns!

Name: MaryKate Dougherty

Hometown: Collegeville, PA

Why did you want to intern at Maven?

I have interned at a marketing agency in the past, but I wanted to gain experience at a place that focuses on communication and public relations. Maven seemed like a perfect fit! Maven does work for such diverse industries, and I hope to discover what type of PR work I will enjoy the most and focus on in the future. I also am excited to learn about the new business process here at Maven.  I am so thankful to be part of the team this summer!

What clients/projects are you currently working on?

This summer my main clients are Metro Commercial, WRT and The Harman Group. I will be developing media lists, media alerts, writing press releases, and doing research for future projects.

What goes on in your life outside of Maven?

I am going into my final semester at Millersville University this fall, located in Lancaster, PA. I am a Speech Communication major with a minor in Graphic Design. I am involved with Millersville University`s chapter of PRSSA. I also spend a large portion of my time working at Bonefish Grill as a Guest Services Associate. My favorite activities are painting, hanging out with friends, exploring new restaurants and traveling. I am always up for new adventures!

What is your favorite place to hang out in Philadelphia? 

My favorite thing to do in Philadelphia has to be attending either Phillies or Eagles games, or going to concerts. It doesn’t get any better than spending time with friends and family while seeing my favorite teams play or artists perform!

Where do you want to be in 10 years?

In ten years I hope to be advancing my career in PR as well as incorporating my love for art and design in whatever I do.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself?

I was lucky enough to spend my 21st birthday (which is St. Paddy’s Day) in Ireland this year! I have family there, so my best friend and I got to explore the country for spring break. It was incredible!

 

Name: Kristen Heintz

Hometown: Germantown, MD

Why did you want to intern at Maven?

I realized what I wanted to do a little late in the game during college, so I wanted to take some time after graduating to get more experience at a communications agency. I was really drawn to Maven because of its strong women leadership and that I could utilize past work experience specifically in my role as a Social/Digital Media intern!

What clients/projects are you currently working on?

I’m currently writing social media copy for Simon’s Fund, Hangley Aronchick, and The Harman Group, as well as working on projects like newsletters and press releases.

What goes on in your life outside of Maven?

Right now, it involves a LOT of unpacking. I also enjoy traveling with my cousins and hiking with my boyfriend.

What is your favorite place to hang out in Philadelphia?

I just moved here, so I have no clue yet! I’m really looking forward to exploring the city, especially Fairmount Park.

Where do you want to be in 10 years?

I hope to be in the midst of a successful career at a PR/Communications agency, and outside of work I hope to be remodeling a house (I spend a lot of time on Pinterest).

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

In college, I was a competitive snowboarder!

 

Name: Kylie Naughton

Hometown: West Chester, PA

Why did you want to intern at Maven?

Initially, I knew I wanted to search for an internship in Philadelphia. After interviewing at Maven, I was extremely impressed by the company’s clientele, and how far they have expanded in a short period of time. The office was a very inviting place with hard working people; it was evident from the beginning that I would be getting quality experience if I was offered the internship.

What clients/projects are you currently working on?

Anchor Health Properties: My role is creating press releases mainly to announce health center grand openings. In addition, I create social media posts to announce and recap upcoming events/projects.

Independence Seaport Museum: I keep track of media coverage, and create media alerts for upcoming events.

What goes on in your life outside of Maven?

During the summer, I’m also a waitress at a restaurant in downtown West Chester. In the free time I can find, I love going to the beach, hiking, and really anything involving friends and family that I don’t get to see during the school year. In the fall, I’ll be heading back to the University of Rhode Island for my senior year.

What is your favorite place to hang out in Philadelphia?

Penn’s Landing – there’s nothing like summer concerts! I also love spending time at Morgan’s Pier.

Where do you want to be in 10 years?

Though my answer to this question has a tendency to change every so often, in 10 years, I hope to be employed as a business reporter. I am definitely interested in trend research and analysis, and exploring corporate trends across markets and demographics. 10 years from now or not, I hope to eventually have a job that allows me to travel, although I could imagine myself working full-time in a major city.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

I just got back from a semester abroad in Prague! This was definitely the highlight of my college experience thus far, and sparked inspiration in me that I never would have expected.

 

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