Podcast: From the Heart, Hear from Gen Z

By E.B. Moss 1stFive Experience Archives

This episode of Insider InSites Podcast gathered insights in a different way: E.B. Moss spoke directly with a senior executive and two of some 350 interns who attended the 4th Annual 1stFive Summer Intern Experience.  1stFive refers to people who are in their first five years of the media, marketing and advertising industries.  Interns?  They’re the ones who work hard all summer long, trying to gain their own insights about this field that they might be getting into.  1st Fivers were very interested in what industry leaders, like our own Jack Myers, Founder of 1stfive.org and MediaVillage.com; Donna Speciale, President of Turner Ad Sales; Eileen Benwitt, Chief Talent Officer for Horizon Media, and a host of other luminaries each had to say.  The executives were equally interested in what these Generation Z students had to say during breakout sessions. You can listen to the podcast here.

We heard some pretty heartfelt stories from these students, ranging from their experience with diversity and the challenges that presented, to the thrill of being able to really make on-the-job contributions, whether in production or social media or contributing to a smart media plan.  Read all the curated articles about the 1stFive.org Experience, from both our journalists and interns themselves.  And, listen to a couple of those students, Casey Carty (pictured above), a senior at College of Holy Cross who interned with Turner, and Cat Okoyke, a senior at City College who interned at Experience Harlem, as well as the POV of Horizon’s Eileen Benwitt, right here: 

You can also download a PDF overview of the 4th Annual 1st Five Summer Intern Experience below, and read more of the students’ takeaways.

Photo montage: Eileen Benwitt, Casey Carty, Cat Okoye (clockwise from top).

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