Advice from our spring semester Student Practitioners


B Wyne, Class of 2023

No idea is a bad idea! Share your perspective with the team as they appreciate student outlooks on PR projects, campaigns and tactics.

Constructive criticism is intended to help you grow not to tear you down. It is an essential part of the editing process so I had to learn how to take feedback in order to improve the task at hand.

Working at an agency resembles the schedule of a college student: various classes with unique expectations and assignments as well as timelines.

Karina Stankowski, Class of 2024

I’ve had such a great experience interning at Martin Waymire! I gained so many valuable marketing and PR skills, and I love that I got to jump right into the client teams to do real, hands-on work.

Everyone here has been so friendly and welcoming – the company culture is truly amazing, and it is clear that everybody on the team wants to help us interns learn as much as we can, connect with so many wonderful clients, and really make the most of the student practitioner opportunity.

Whenever there was a client or project that I thought I might be interested in, I was able to start helping out as soon as I expressed interest, and I would definitely recommend future student practitioners to do the same!

The leadership team is also great at checking in about what you are liking/disliking and what type of work you want to do more of, so you can really shape your whole internship experience to get exactly what you want out of it.

Maria Laskowski, Class of 2023

It’s important to represent yourself authentically during the interview process. If you aren’t true to yourself, you won’t know if it’s a good fit on both ends. It’s better to be genuine than to say what you think they want to hear.

Don’t hesitate to ask questions and get involved as a student practitioner. The most effective way to learn is through hands-on experience, so take advantage of every opportunity you have. You’re not expected to know all of the answers already, so don’t be afraid to ask for help.