Villing & Company

Look, Mom, I'm Going to be in a Commercial?!?

I haven’t even been at Villing & Company a month and some exciting things have already happened. My name is Sammy and I am an intern here at Villing & Company. I am a senior at Saint Mary’s College and will be graduating in May with a marketing major and a minor in public relations. I thought it would be good for me to have an internship this semester because, well, my class schedule isn’t really that difficult, and with this kind of job market I can use any experience I can get. That is how I ended up at Villing.

My first week on the job was fairly uneventful. I was introduced to everyone and was told a little about the kinds of things I would be doing for the next few months, ya know, the usual intern-kind-of-things. I was excited though because it was better than just sitting in my apartment watching soap operas all afternoon. Oh, but on my second day here I came to work in the afternoon and went to look for Scott (my boss) to see what I would be doing that day. Scott, along with Kelli (agency creative director) and Matt (art director), said they were looking at possible talent for an upcoming commercial Villing & Company was doing for Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. This was the first I had heard of the commercial so they told me all about it and said that I could come to the shoot to help out with the talent and volunteers. I was really excited about this because it was going to be my first fun trip here at the agency.

Week two of my internship rolls around and on Monday (I only work Monday, Wednesday and Friday) Kelli comes into my fancy cubicle and asks (tells) me that I am lucky enough not just to come and watch the commercial, but I get to be in the commercial (which is being filmed on Wednesday). My first thought was…WHAT? REALLY…ME? Kelli insisted it would be a great opportunity so, of course, I agreed. (I don’t think I had a choice.) Well, Wednesday comes around and I arrive at the shoot. Mackenzie (the other intern) and I are in charge of making sure everyone is where they need to be and taken care of. We were having a fine morning, everything was going as planned, then it was nearing the end of the filming and it was finally my turn to be on camera.

OK, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. It was actually kind of fun. All I had to do was repeat a few lines into the camera, and that wasn’t a problem because, well, I like to talk. So, all in all it was a great experience, on and off camera. I wonder if my lines will make the cut??

It is week three at my now, not so new, internship at Villing & Company, and I am learning a lot and having fun at the same time. If the rest of the semester goes the way the past few weeks went, this should be fun. I just hope that this commercial spot will jump start my new modeling and acting career. :)

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