Hi readers! My name is Bri Shumate and I am the Summer 2014 intern for Department Zero. I am a recent Mizzou graduate (Go Tigers!) with a Bachelor's degree in Communications and a minor in Sociology. I have possessed a passion for the advertising and marketing world for quite some time and when I came across Department Zero's website I knew it was the place for me! Like many college students or soon to be graduates, we all crave getting some hands on experience.

I took a chance and spilled my passion for this industry into a cover letter and sent it on its way. I received the news that I had been chosen to work with Department Zero and couldn't have been more excited. Department Zero's internship is innovative and unique, allowing me to obtain a great grasp on the event marketing industry. 

I’m able to closely shadow those working at the agency and learn about each position in detail; from talent coordinator to CEO. Department Zero is involving me in as much as possible; conference calls, client meetings, logistics projects, and the opportunity to create my own experiential marketing campaign! This internship is more than hands on experience; it is giving me the confidence I need to step out into the real world of marketing!

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