Not Your Typical Internship - Guest Post by Alexa

As I walked into Department Zero on the first day of my internship, I really didn’t know what to expect. What I quickly found out was this is not your typical 9-5 workplace, nor was this going to be your typical “go get me some coffee” internship (although I know Brian wishes he could have an intern that did). Interning at Department Zero is much, much more than that.

Throughout the past few months, I have had the opportunity to experience a wide variety of daily activities. From helping create new business proposals, working on projects for existing clients, and conducting research, to moving cars to and from events, working with all of Department Zero's social media platforms, and sorting through numerous boxes of tchotchkes (and actually learning what that word meant), there was never a dull moment.

As interns, we are even working on our own proposal which we will present to the rest of the company at the end of the summer, as well as getting the exciting job of planning and budgeting for the annual Department Zero summer party, which I can say, will be EPIC!

These past few months have flown by, but I have really gotten to experience the crazy, yet awesome personality of Department Zero and everyone here, and have loved every minute of it!  

Interns Alex & Alexa after the found the box of costumes kept in storage.

Interns Alex & Alexa after the found the box of costumes kept in storage.

Alexa is currently a student at the University of Kansas and will graduate in December of 2011 with a BS in Marketing and a minor in Journalism/Advertising. She is the president of her sorority as well as an active member of the marketing and advertising clubs at KU.