Hey College Grads – Could You Be Our Next Creative Intern?
This was me, Becky, when I had just gotten hired after my creative internship with Zeus Jones. It was a happy time.
I was the first benefactor of ZJ’s first ever internship program, and that was 2 whole years ago. It’s time to do it again.
When I was an intern, I did have a little time to twiddle my thumbs, but I doubt our next intern will have that problem. Since I’ve been here, we’ve more than doubled as an agency, moving from our tiny space lingering above Tum Rup Thai and into a space next to the Soo Visual Arts center, which we are doubling at this moment. By the time the next intern rolls in, the saw sounds should be long gone and we should have lots of extra room for you. This growth has also meant earning some serious and astounding responsibilities with some of the world’s largest brands. Sometimes I can’t believe the impact of the projects I get to work on.
And that’s after only 2 years of being in this industry. While experience and knowledge of branding pay off at Zeus, they’re not the bottom line of what we’re looking for. Above all, we want a certain type of person – someone analytical, collaborative, quick at learning, creative and humble. An applicant could be at the top of their class, but if they have no humility, they won’t fit in here.
You might be wondering what exactly a creative does. It is a loose job description, but around here it means someone who can produce creative work, but also do more high level concepting and strategic thinking. For example, I am a copywriter and do a lot of content strategy, but I also like to do research, brainstorming, and all kinds of other things. The key is to be flexible in what you can do, but grounded in one strong talent that will help us make awesome work.
The end of college is a scary time, especially in this economy. I was grateful that Zeus Jones took me and my all-over-the-place portfolio of college work in, paid me for my internship and never made me bring anyone coffee. This isn’t the kind of internship that you have to pull a bunch of stunts to win – it’s the kind that will treat you with respect, and do the best job possible of getting you in the door of a fun, creative and challenging field.