01 Mar Intern View: Megan McCarl
Intern + Interview = Intern View. The eighteenth installation of the Intern View series has intern Morgan Greenberg interviewing Megan McCarl:
Name: Megan McCarl
Title: Senior Associate
What is a typical day like for you at LE&A?
I like to come in early to read some news and see what is happening in the world. Then I read through my emails to see what my day will be like. There is really no typical day. It ranges from client emails, writing press releases, following up with media, pitching to media and much more.
What is your favorite part of working in this industry?
I love that no day is the same. You never know what will happen each day, it is always a surprise. You can never estimate what your client or the media might need at a moment’s notice.
What is your best advice for PR students?
Always have a positive attitude. Not everything is glamorous in PR, but it is important that you are willing to get your hands dirty and be ready for anything. Also, be a self-starter and go-getter. It is a crazy industry and it is important to be someone that is willing to search for the answers and teach themselves.
What is your favorite non work hobby?
I love to play with and train my dogs. I also enjoy reading murder mystery novels.
If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
I would want to be able to talk to animals. I’ve always wanted to be able to know what my dog is thinking.