LCI welcomes Harper Martins, who joins the team this summer as a PR intern. In this week’s LCInsights blog, Harper shares what she’s most looking forward to learning during her internship.
Tell us a little about yourself.
Hi! My name is Harper and I’m a recent graduate from San Francisco State University. I’m newly equipped with a degree in business with a concentration in marketing. I hail from Southern California, more specifically a beautiful wine town called Temecula. I’m on my 22nd trip around the sun and I’m also a tried-and-true Sagittarius. I’m passionate about San Francisco and all things food. Eating out with friends is by far my favorite pastime.
What were some of your favorite classes?
My digital marketing and senior seminar classes resonated with me the most. The digital marketing courses incorporated guest speakers from well-known tech companies like LinkedIn and Google. I took the most away from my senior seminar classes. These lectures were highly engaging since they were discussion-based and gave every student an opportunity to share their real-world experiences.
You didn’t study PR at San Francisco State University, so where does your interest in PR come from?
Public relations wasn’t a major offered at SF State; however, many of the elective courses for marketing focused on PR. After I enrolled in a “Reputation Management” course, I developed an interest in media communications and brand management. I was hooked!
What does PR mean to you?
Public relations, to me, would be defined as working to represent companies and individuals in their best, most honest light.
What do you hope to get out of this internship?
First and foremost, I’m hoping for a professional and positive learning experience. Because I’m still getting my feet wet in public relations, I am eager to see if this career path is one I’m interested in pursuing long-term.
What’s your “must visit” spot in San Francisco?
I love the Presidio, especially on Sundays for the weekly “Presidio Picnic” event. Nothing feels more like San Francisco than food trucks with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge.
What’s your go-to food comfort food?
I’m in a huge Thai food phase right now. There is a small Thai restaurant down the street from my house that has the best Panang curry with shrimp.
Finish this sentence. When I’m not working, you can find me…
Most likely on Yelp. I’m a huge foodie, so finding new restaurants is always a treat.
Sunrise or sunset? Sunset
Instagram or Snapchat? Snapchat
Coffee or tea? Coffee
Early riser or night owl? Both!
Reading or writing? Writing
NorCal or SoCal? SoCal
Call or text? Text
Music or podcasts? Music
Android or iOS? iOS
Hamburger or Taco? In-N-Out, otherwise tacos
Passenger or Driver? Passenger, I am a terrible driver
Netflix or book? Netflix
City or country? City
Europe or Asia? Haven’t been to Asia yet, so maybe Europe!
Do you have a question for Harper? Ask her in the comments box below.