At Distel Wolfe, we love interns. In fact, we couldn't do the work we do without them! This semester we're incredibly lucky to have Jade, a Grand Valley State University senior majoring in communications studies. Welcome aboard, Jade!
What were you like in high school?
In high school I was friends with everyone and I was very study oriented, I enjoyed playing tennis and hanging out with my friends on the weekend. A sort of funny story is that I signed up for Biology 2 during my junior year and I was so excited because my best friends also signed up for the class and I loved biology. Well I came to find out that it was a dissection lab and every week we dissected a new thing. We dissected frogs, squids, starfish, and many other things. I hated the class because dissecting things and the smells made me nauseous so every week I would make my group members dissect and I would just fill out our lab manuals.
What new thing could you teach me in 5 minutes?
I could teach you the arabic alphabet in 5 minutes or less! There are 28 letters and once you know the letters you can sound out words!
What inspires you?
I’m really inspired by creative people like myself who aren’t afraid to speak up or show their craft. I’m inspired by people who will do what they love and they aren’t afraid of what people say or how they perceive them. They care about what they’re doing and they have confidence in what they’re doing. They’re able to create conversation, and inspire others to not only be good at something but to hone their skills and perfect them.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be successful PR pro when I grow up (which is soon), I want to be able to use my skills to help companies and their brands get their messages to their audience. I also want to help brands analyze their messages and how people are perceiving them.
Why did you apply for this internship? What are you most excited about for this experience?
I applied for this internship because I’m in the mentality where I want to learn anything and everything. I think internships are so important to getting experience with working in a real-life situation. And this internship in particular sounded exciting and fun, but I also was interested in learning a whole different side of communications industry. I’m most excited to see how this internship will expand my knowledge of communications as well as business. I’m excited to learn new skills from two entrepreneurs!
Co-founder Jill Hinton Wolfe is a communicator, entrepreneur and Army veteran who is passionate about designing surprising and unique experiences for her clients.