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Walkie Talkie - Internship - Alyssa - June 2017

Hi Alyssa!

I’m the new intern here at Walkie Talkie HQ. This was the first week of my twelve-week adventure – so far, so good! I haven’t tripped over any loose cords or called people by the wrong name. Yes, sometimes I’m clumsy like that, so this is already a big win for me! I have to say I was both excited and nervous when I arrived at the office monday morning, but now it’s just 100% enthusiasm to get started and find out what the PR world is all about.

I’m currently studying Multilingual Communication in Ghent, after finishing a degree in Applied Linguistics Studies. Over the years I have learned all about social media, communications, journalism, translation… All that good stuff that I can’t wait to practice at Walkie Talkie 🙂 During my studies I was lucky enough to live in Finland for a while, which was THE experience of a lifetime – although being mistaken as Finnish by locals for four months was somewhat confusing, since my vocabulary didn’t reach much further than ‘hello’ and ‘thanks’ when I was there. In my free time, I’ll take any chance I get to travel abroad for a few days. There is nothing I love more than exploring cities I haven’t been to with my camera ready to snap away all day. Catching up with friends over drinks or great Italian food comes a close second, though

Feel free to say hi, I’m always up to meet new people. Now, I’m ready to make this an unforgettable summer. But first… tea time.

Bye, bye Jana! RECAP. Internship

Hi there, let me introduce myself 😉

My name is Jana, a 22-year-old communications student from Ghent. I live only a 10’ bike ride away from a good coffee machine, delicious food and nice co-workers. Oh yes, that awesome place is the office of my internship in my hometown, the HQ of Public Relations agency Walkie Talkie.

The past 10 weeks, I had the opportunity to attend several events (from exclusive wine tasting in Luxemburg to a hectic but rewarding week at the press days in Antwerp), wrote press releases and press mailings, monitored media coverage and created loooong coverage reports. In short: I learned so much about PR and communications my head is swirling with the possibilities.

My last days at Walkie Talkie were filled with outdoor lunches -blame it on the sudden heatwave- and just as much excitement as the first days. Time sure flies when you’re having fun. And yes, in case you were wondering, that playmobilguy in the middle of the office is just as big as I am.

Thanks troopers, it’s been a blast!

Hello, I’m Lisa

Bye bye Antwerp (still love you though), hello Ghent!

My new adventure starts everyday at 7.51 am in the most beautiful train station of the world – clearly I love my home town #sorrynotsorry. After a 50 minutes trip, I hopped on and hopped off and started my new adventure at Walkie Talkie. For one month I am going to be the new intern #excited.

One of my greatest passions in life is travelling, so it’s obvious why I choose for Walkie Talkie in Ghent right? The morning commute, the sleepy grumpy people and the cold cold mornings, are just a few things I love ;-). But all joking aside, I’m doing my master’s degree Applied Linguistics English – Chinese at the University of Antwerp. Over the years I realised that translating isn’t my cup of tea, so hopefully I can ride the waves of Walkie Talkie and find my good vibrations.

It’s almost time for food, another great passion of mine (never not eating), so I would like to end with some words that I live by: “Impossible to see, the future is” – Yoda. Live life now and do the things that make you happy, and remember keep on YOLOing.

Wish me luck and hopefully I’ll receive the employee of the month award #lol.

Lots of love

Hello, I’m Wannes

Cappuccino. 2 p’s, 2 c’s. My first blog can’t contain a single mistake! 

With a little too much perfume and a homemade cappuccino (thank you office Nescafé machine), i’m excited and a bit nervous to start this adventure. 3 months at Walkie Talkie, 60 days of being an intern again!

This summer I have decided to study again. After a very pleasant experience at Woestijnvis, a new postgraduate degree drew my attention: ‘Digital Content and Journalism’. The different courses have proved to be very useful and hopefully during my period at Walkie Talkie I can apply some learned insights. I already have a master’s degree in Film & Television Studies. Basically this means I’m a serious binge watcher. Netflix and I have no secrets, I even made my dissertation about it.

When I’m not glued to a screen, you can find me jogging in Ghent somewhere. As a New Year’s gift, I was given a Fitbit. So my resolution for 2017 is to exercise more (what’s new?) I’m always in for a coffee date, a board or card game (anyone of you knows manillen?) or a citytrip to a yet undiscovered area!

Meanwhile I finished my cappuccino and apparently nobody was bothered by my perfume. Let’s get my first day here really started.

Breaker 1-9. Walkie Talkie is on the lookout for an intern.

Walkie Talkie is an allround PR agency that creates offline and online talkvalue through an everything-is-media communication approach. We reach out to our extensive network of publishers, connect the right people, and help your company or brand to tune into the right frequency.

Walkie Talkie basically gets the word out by generating interest instead of causing interruption. We will rather precision drop a whisper and let it make waves that drift the right audience to your brand, than shout through a megaphone ordering everybody to jump into the pool (and hope someone is paying attention).

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who is interested in (new) media. You know what magazine or newspaper fits perfectly for a particular story? You have copywriting skills and consider yourself an eager beaver who is dying to learn a thing or two. You follow your friends and peers on twitter, regularly update your facebook with the latest #fail compilation and pin stuff on pinterest from time to time? You use instagram as a lavatory pass time & check-in at your favorite barista? You create great office spotify playlists and can stand listening to someone singing 90s hits from time to time? Well maybe you might consider an internship with us.

We are always on the lookout for a great intern who can assist us on a range of projects for some great people, brands and companies.

Visit http://walkie.talkie.be/ if we’ve sparked your interest and you’d like to find out more. Send us an email on walkie@talkie.be or find us on twitter through @WalkieTalkieBE. Over and Out.