PdP Spotlight: Marketing/Management Intern Pat Remoquillo
We first worked with Pat as a model in a photo shoot we had last March 2011, and seeing her charming personality and compelling CV, we were more than eager to work with her as an intern. Pat is a 3rd year Management student at Ateneo de Manila University, an active core member of the Loyola Film Circle, a member of the ADMU Softball Varsity, and the owner of Breeks bakeshop/café in Xavierville (which Nica and Jen declare has the best cheesecake!), whew! Read on to see what this Type A personality had to say about her internship at PdP.
Why did you apply for an internship position at PdP?
I felt like I needed something outside of school, that would help me grow more as a business person. I wanted to experience what marketing really was in real life—not just in org work or in theory. Also, since I’ve worked with PdP already, I knew the people were super fun to be with! So I also thought it would be a good experience!
What were your expectations for this internship?
I expected more paper work, really! Like, I expected making phone calls, writing lots of letters and signing agreements! Instead, I got to meet colorful people, helped out in a fun shoot and really fun events!
Who did you directly report to?
I directly reported to Jen and sometimes, Nica! It was really good working with Jen since she was very patient with me, especially since I have a super hectic schedule! I learned a lot from her since it was my first time working with a real boss – she was very organized, had everything down, very meticulous.
Can you talk about your most memorable experience in this internship?
I would say it would be my first MMM experience (My Masterpiece Movement is a group of teaching artists PdP collaborated with for PdP’s Community Creativity Camp). I can never forget how we sorta just blocked out the world and focused on being our own masterpiece. It’s like I became a kid again. This experience was one of the perks of being an intern. Not only did I experience something amazing and eye opening, but I learned something new about myself.
What’s your funniest experience at PdP?
I will never forget getting stuck in Moonleaf because of the rain! I didn’t have an umbrella and no way home so it was really something! On my way to the car, my foot sunk in mud so yeah — not forgetting that.
What did you have the most fun doing?
I loved the shoot we had for the new shoes!! I loved being hands-on with decorating the walls, helping out the models and of course, working behind the scenes! It was really fun meeting and working with new people!
Is there one thing you won’t ever forget from this internship?
I’ll never forget the people. I had a really good time learning new things from Jen, Nica and even from my fellow interns. They were really colorful people to get to know and I saw things in a different light.
What would you tell other people interested in being PdP interns?
Yes, definitely! I’d tell the students that not everything work related is dull or stressful. At PdP, they will learn that it is possible to have fun while getting things done! That it is important to do the things you love because really, you will always find yourself going back to your roots.
—- We’re currently looking for interns and are accepting applications until FRI, Oct. 7, 2011.
If you want to work in a company that gets you to do some fun stuff instead of tossing you into a dull, gray cubicle (*cage*), then send us your resume and/or portfolio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re currently looking for interns and are accepting applications until FRI, Oct. 7, 2011.