We’ve all heard the adage, “Life is not fair” and know it to be true the more we experience life. But, this year, this hits especially close to home at KMC. We had two amazing interns this past year – one for Marketing Communications and one for Events. This weekend they were both scheduled to graduate from the University of Missouri. Not only do they not get a formal graduation, they didn’t even get a formal goodbye from all of us at KMC! They, along with all graduating seniors, deserve more. It’s not fair. And, yet, they have risen to the occasion and are looking forward to what’s next. We will definitely miss them, but know that they will do great things in this world! Take a minute to read about the experience through Emma’s eyes.
By Emma Fordyce, 2019-2020 Marketing Intern
As sad as it is to say, my time at Knorr Marketing Communications is coming to an end. I have learned so much from each of these ladies and I will miss working with them as part of my daily routine.
I’m currently the marketing communications intern, but my first experience with KMC was on the events side. I needed to job shadow someone in the event industry for a class and through the grapevine, I heard about KMC and contacted Wendy Knorr. Not only did she get back to me quickly, but she was the only one to respond out of everyone I contacted. When I showed up to work the event, I was relieved to see how easy going and fun everyone was. They immediately made me feel welcome and didn’t treat me like some random student they had never met. I helped out with a few other events after that and when summer came around, I asked Wendy if I could apply to be an intern, and the rest is history, as they say.
My internship was great in many ways, but I think the best part of it was that I was getting to learn by doing hands-on and real-world work. I was able to take what I learned in the classroom and apply it way before graduating with a degree. On the marketing communications side, they trusted me with creating and applying my own ideas to social media content, ads and so much more. On the event side, they let me be an event lead and even let me have my own walkie talkie (ha)! But, out of everything, I learned great advice for life, and I had a lot of fun. Every day was different, but I always looked forward to it.
Even though it’s been about two months since I have seen everyone in the office, I will miss the daily banter and each one of the ladies. My college career didn’t end the way anyone expected, but it was really great while it lasted, and a lot of that was due to my time at KMC.
I’m thankful Wendy responded to a random student’s email and that it led to over a year of laughs, stories, life lessons, and my favorite “job” I’ve had. Thank you, KMC!