It's Friday! That means it's time to talk, #JuiceTalk
This week, we interviewed Joey Zolfaghari who has assisting as a Social Media and Production Intern.
Q. Who are you and how long have you worked at BrandJuice?
A. My full name is Kiarash Zolfaghari-Azar. Please do not try and pronounce that on your own. It might get messy. Most know me by Joey Zolfaghari. Oh, and the “how long” part. I’ve been on board since January 2013.
Q. What kind of work have you done thus far?
A. In the beginning I was primarily focusing on social media, growing our audience with the intent of building relationships and driving business. As of late, I’ve been helping out with video production on various accounts. Every minute of it has been a valuable experience. I was told on my first day that this was a job that you’d wear many hats for. I’d say that’s 110% accurate.
Q. What’s the daily routine of a BrandJuice intern?
A. Staring at ceilings, taking brutal insults from my peers, and wondering what I did to deserve this.
Kidding! The routine isn’t always the same. It’s an interwoven combination of talking to clients, hitting deadlines, and building a presence on the web. I might be working on a video project one hour and then assisting on something other in another. The days zip by but that’s how it should be!
Q. Biggest misconception of being an intern?
A. Being the coffee cadet. We all hear about it. We all worry that our time spent with the agency will consist of pouring steaming cups of Joe and going home smelling of coffee grinds. That has not been the case for me, fortunately. Though, I admit, I still offer to get coffee from time to time.
Q. What’s your favorite part of interning for this agency?
A. The people. It’s that simple. The people I work with make me appreciate this industry to new heights. We’re a tight knit group here at BrandJuice. It’s a humbling thought to know that the people I work with, considering their experience and expertise, are willing to hear me out and shed some insight when needed. Plus, everyone has a kick-ass sense of humor, which is a must for me.
Q. Any advice for future interns?
A. Give it 110% or make room for the next guy or gal. Cheers.