Finding an internship as a student in the creative industry which teaches you valuable skills in a short period of time is quite challenging. Mostly, only graduates get accepted for an intern program. Yet, I was lucky enough to get a position at Dream Random as a business development intern for a month. However, getting in touch with these guys isn’t the easiest thing because they are super busy at all times.
Therefore, I knew that I have to keep pushing. So I called the office at least four times until I finally got to speak with one of the founders, Richard, who then agreed to interview me together with one of his partners, Tony.
The interview took place at the Monohaus where their office is situated. It was an informal conversation about my previous experience, what kind of services Dream Random offers and wherein the team I would fit in. Both guys were incredibly nice and welcoming which was one of the many reasons why I was super excited when I got the news couple of days later that I got the position.
When I started my internship, I got thrown in at the deep end. I eventually became the assistant of the account manager, Joy, who introduced me to the world of sales and marketing. So from day one, I was working on real-life projects which included taking part in brainstorm sessions, conducting research and reaching out to new potential clients.
Through my experience at Dream Random I have now understood that it is of vital significance to be an action taker in the creative industry. Because as soon as I proved that I am capable to work on more serious tasks, my opinion started to matter more. My eagerness to learn, eventually lead me to become a part of creating a proposal for a new client.
I attended meetings together with Joy where I observed the nature of sales. It was there where I understood that human qualities are essential, if not the most essential quality of a salesperson. The highlight of my time at Dream Random was my last day of work, where I got to pitch my ideas for the first time in front of a client. In short: my time at Dream Random was inspiring, instructive, demanding but mostly it was fun. Thank you!