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Behind the Megaphone: Largemouth Interns


In this special edition of Behind the Megaphone, we’re spotlighting our three summer interns.

Sloan Taylor – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Class of 2018

1. What is your favorite part about working for Largemouth?

Aside from the warmth and kindness that this organization exudes, the amount of trust and confidence that the staff places in the interns has to be my favorite aspect about working here. They entrust us with significant tasks and give us the creative freedom to approach assignments however we see fit. Not only does this build our confidence, it gives us the encouragement and validation we need to become better versions of ourselves.

2. What is the best advice you’ve received?

“If you’re not at the table, you’re on the table.” As the world becomes smaller, we have an opportunity to learn more about one another and explore the complexities that not only make us who are, but make us different. In the process of learning one another and expanding our networks, it’s important that we show respect and kindness for everyone. It’s even more critical that we become advocates for each other and take an active role in ensuring that our communities are open and welcoming, even when it may be an inconvenience. Because if you’re not at the table, you’re on the table — and when you are, you’ll want someone to speak up for you.

3. What song do you listen to pump yourself up?

My pump-up songs change like the weather, and it seems like I have a new one each week. This week, my pump-up song is “DNA” by Kendrick Lamar.

Julia Falewee - North Carolina State University, Class of 2018

1. What is your favorite part about public relations?

My favorite part of public relations is the variety of work that comes with it. No day is ever the same, which means you must constantly be on your toes, ready for anything that might come your way. Deadlines are often tight and inflexible, which requires you to think on the spot but also entails ample creativity and spontaneity.

2. Is there a quote that you try to live by? Why?

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” - Albert Einstein.

I love this quote because it encourages people to step outside their comfort zones and try something new – even when there’s no guarantee they will succeed. People are often afraid to fail because they portray failure as a weakness, but making mistakes is one of the best ways to learn and grow as an individual. The better a person is at accepting failure or even welcoming it, the more rewarding their success will be.

3. WHAT SONG DO YOU LISTEN TO PUMP YOURSELF UP?

My taste in music ranges across the board, so I’m always switching up my playlists. I recently stumbled across “Good Times Roll” by GRiZ and it has been at the top of my running playlist since. It’s also just a feel-good song to blast with a group of friends.


Amanda Pasca – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Class of 2017

1. What is something you’ve learned so far in your internship?

I’ve learned to take on tasks outside of my comfort zone! Since I began at Largemouth, there have been several assignments that I have never dipped my toe in before, like phone pitching. The concept was a little intimidating at first, but after going through the process a couple times I am getting more comfortable and confident on the phone. I learned to take a hands-on approach and ask pro-active questions to excel in each new task.

2. If you could switch places with one person for a day, who would it be?

Any member of the Olympic Gymnastics Team. Not only are they hard-working, but they are extremely talented. They have accomplished so much in so little time and set the tone for an entire nation. Plus, I think it would be so cool to have the tumbling and acrobatics skills.

3. WHAT SONG DO YOU LISTEN TO PUMP YOURSELF UP?

“The Show Goes On” by Lupe Fiasco is one of my favorite pump up songs to work out to. It’s been more than six years and I still can’t it out of my head!

 

Jen Caro

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Obsessed with entertainment news, Jen frequently visits industry sites and her favorite Instagram accounts for the latest happenings. She also reguarly surfs Pinterest for ambitious new recipes. Once her online routine is complete, you can find Jen sipping a hot cup of coffee, listening to new music or dancing away in a Zumba class.