A candid account from our intern – Arvind Kartik Selvaraju, on how he spent three months wearing several hats and experiencing the nitty gritty of consumer public relations.
Having just ended my time with PRecious, I can’t find any more superlatives to describe how great this internship was.
Near the end of my degree, I had an honest conversation with myself and decided to pursue my interest in writing and public relations. After a quick search, PRecious was one of the companies that stood out. They marketed themselves as a small boutique agency that seemed to be taking all the right strides in becoming a massive and ever-present force in the field.
I had a good feeling about choosing PRecious as compared to other agencies and felt that it would be a suitable environment to learn and grow as a young professional in the market. I hoped to contribute to the company’s growth, and it seemed the perfect launchpad to greater things.
Right from the get-go, everyone was extremely welcoming and made my transition from student to intern a very seamless one. At the initial stages of my internship, I was relatively lost in what to do but was keen to learn. The environment that PRecious provided was an excellent platform to really understand what Public Relations was all about and everyone from direct colleagues to members of other divisions made it easy to assimilate into the company. The people I knew as colleagues are now friends and I am grateful for all that they have taught me.
In my time spent in the working world, the one thing that stands out about PRecious would be their fantastic mix between work and play. I have rarely come across an organisation that was as efficient and serious as it was jovial and fun. The people of PRecious have the aptitude and are excellent teachers in addition to knowing how to relax and have a laugh when it’s the time to do so.
In the three months at the company, I had many small triumphs. The role also came with a few curve balls that even saw me in front of the camera for a commercial for one of their clients, Brotzeit. It was also particularly exciting meeting journalists and interacting with clients from all kinds of industries. In my short tenure, I have experienced a lot and honestly believe that I have gained a lot through the teachings and time spent at PRecious. From handling clients to the media as well as practical pointers on how to style my writing for different purposes and audiences.
There are several agencies in the market, and as a young aspiring professional, you are spoilt for choice. I couldn’t be happier with my decision in choosing PRecious and will leave to pursue my studies with fond memories intact. Whatever the future holds, I am confident that I am better equipped to handle it after my time spent at PRecious and have confidence the company will continue flourishing.
All in all, I found PRecious to be a truly wonderful place that nurtures people in their unique way.