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Interning at Bellmont Partners for a Month

August is typ­i­cal­ly one of our busiest months here at Bell­mont Part­ners, with client teams work­ing on every­thing from the Uptown Art Fair to Min­neso­ta State Fair projects with Mid­west Dairy/Princess Kay of the Milky Way, Min­neso­ta Wine Coun­try, Min­neso­ta Grown, The Great Big Wheel, Peo­ple Incor­po­rat­ed and Sec­ond Har­vest Heart­land to new busi­ness brain­storms and plan­ning as the next cal­en­dar year creeps clos­er and clos­er. So, this sum­mer, we were thrilled to wel­come Melisa Rob­les Oli­var to our team as an oper­a­tions intern dur­ing this espe­cial­ly busy time of year.

Her cheer­ful dis­po­si­tion – whether help­ing with clip reports, research, writ­ing or restock­ing our snacks and bev­er­ages – along with her work eth­ic helped our team max­i­mize their time and efforts to pro­vide the best ser­vice and results pos­si­ble for our clients. As her intern­ship comes to a close, Melisa reflect­ed on her time at our agency – read on below to hear her first-hand expe­ri­ences, and thanks, Melisa, for all your work!

This sum­mer, I had the priv­i­lege to intern at Bell­mont Part­ners, named one of the Best Places to Work by both Inc. and the Minneapolis/St. Paul Busi­ness Jour­nal. Through my month-long intern­ship I had the hon­or of meet­ing the 14 mem­bers that make up one of the many pub­lic rela­tions agen­cies in the Twin Cities area.

Com­ing into a pub­lic rela­tions agency, I did not know what to expect but was eager to dive in and learn as much as I could about pub­lic rela­tions. Through­out my time here, I was greet­ed with warm wel­comes and each mem­ber of Bell­mont Part­ners was friend­ly. I had a one-on-one meet­ing with almost every mem­ber of the team – even though it was one of their busiest months of the year with to client work. Through each con­ver­sa­tion, there were sim­i­lar things that were brought up about Bell­mont Part­ners that I couldn’t agree with more. But the one thing that encom­pass­es every­thing about Bell­mont Part­ners is that they care about their employees.

The agency knows its mis­sion and val­ues that it’s trans­par­ent – that each mem­ber feels appre­ci­at­ed for the work that they do at Bell­mont Part­ners – and this is evi­dent of the con­nec­tions they have with their clients and the work they do for them. Mem­bers are giv­en the flex­i­bil­i­ty to work from home or at the office, giv­ing them the free­dom to work any­where at any time. Bell­mont Part­ners seeks and pro­vides oppor­tu­ni­ties not only for its clients, but for its employ­ees by allow­ing them to work on a vari­ety of clients that will chal­lenge pre­pare them for future-prob­lems – along with the chance to grow with­in the agency.

Every­one is very coop­er­a­tive and will­ing to help oth­ers, I wit­nessed that first-hand when I asked oth­ers for help or if they need­ed my help.

With­in a week, I start­ed to do work on client-relat­ed work and was div­ing into:

  • Press releas­es: Writ­ing a press release for a client
  • Orga­ni­za­tion­al work: Office orga­ni­za­tion and client-file organization
  • Mon­i­tor­ing: Track­ing three dif­fer­ent clients using Cision and Crit­i­cal Mention
  • Case stud­ies: Cre­at­ing case stud­ies for five dif­fer­ent clients
  • Cre­at­ing media lists: Mak­ing media lists for a vari­ety of clients with dif­fer­ent objectivities
  • Research: Using a vari­ety of plat­forms to find infor­ma­tion about fig­ures and orga­ni­za­tions for event purposes

It has been a great, over­whelm­ing expe­ri­ence of learn­ing some­thing new each day here at Bell­mont Part­ners. I’m now re-con­sid­er­ing my minors I have in mind and per­haps minor­ing in mar­ket­ing to uti­lize both my expe­ri­ence in mar­ket­ing and pub­lic rela­tions, which I’m see­ing go hand-in-hand.

Intern­ing at Bell­mont Part­ners is a bit­ter­sweet way to end my sum­mer before I start Augs­burg this Fall. I’m thank­ful for the expe­ri­ence and con­nec­tions I’ve made at Bell­mont Part­ners and look for­ward to what the future may hold.”

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