Marketing Internships: Fun, Fast-Paced and Exciting

Pets, chips, baseball, burgers, groceries, phones, media, ad agencies and nonprofits welcome TCU marketing majors to bring creative approaches to the table.  

August 11,  2015

By Elaine Cole

Who wouldn’t love jobs where you bring your pets to work, test new foods and make a difference in people’s lives? TCU marketing majors did that and more during their summer internships.

Hunter O’Donnell teamed with marketing execs for an important sales presentation to Walmart during her internship with Retail Products Group, which produces, sources and distributes pet care products. But her favorite part of the job was bringing her dog to work.

At Frito-Lay, Kelsey Werner worked in a fast-paced environment that included a kick-off promotion with zoo animals. “There was a cheetah in the lobby! So cool!” she said.

Taylor Addy hit a homerun at her internship with the Texas Rangers. “Hundreds of people work behind the scenes to make just a single game happen,” she said of her experience. “Without every person putting in their hardest work, the Rangers wouldn't function as smoothly as they do.”

Mackenzie Carmichael taste-tested new McDonald’s products, traveled to New Orleans to oversee a sales test, and was on a first-name basis with CMO Deborah Wahl during her internship at McDonald’s HQ in Oak Brook, Illinois.

At ALDI, Danielle LaSor was involved in making decisions, leading team members, completing assignments for the DM and even in-store training. “Working at a grocery store requires efficiency, physical strength, communication, teamwork and customer service,” she said.

Riley Genua worked with some of the top movie and TV networks at her internships with ListenFirst Media in New York City. Sarah Diver learned something from every person she met at AT&T in Atlanta.

As social media intern for Magenta Agency in Santa Monica, California, Emily Ivankovich posted on behalf of several major brands, including Kardashian Kollection. Benjamin Thompson worked with top-level employees from J.Crew and Cole Haan for his internship with PMG Digital Marketing Agency in Fort Worth.

Thanh Pham and Hannah James learned that an organization can be like a family when they interned with Community Food Bank in Fort Worth and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Gretchen Domm enjoyed being creative and coming up with marketing campaigns for Inception Lighting. Taylor Cribbin liked the company events at iProspect, and Meaghan Kavanaugh loved her coworkers and going to work at World Wide Technology in St. Louis, as did Daniel Venhuizen at Boomerang Information Services in Chicago.

Sarah McKernin enjoyed opportunities from analytical to creative at World’s Finest Chocolate in Chicago. Laura Simard got a crash course in unstructured data and how programmatic advertising works at Simpli.Fi. Andrew Read learned the importance of attention to detail at Franklin American Mortgage Company.

Carly Hirvela went on business trips to present to clients with ISN Software Corp, and Jessica Nailor flew from DFW to Las Vegas to assist with Microsoft training for Mosaic Sales Solutions.

Courtney Walsh participated in iProspect’s volunteer day serving the community, and Parker Levy helped plan, direct and run Frog Camp as a director.

Interested in hiring TCU marketing majors for internships or fulltime positions? Contact the Alcon Career Center in the TCU Neeley School of Business at 817-257-5572. For more info, visit