On a bad day: Make coffee for 20 people for 10 hours a day, then copy 50 different files, 100 times.
written by Annemarie Söder
What does an internship at the dmcgroup look like?
Before I came to the dmcgroup for my internship I had the common preconception of what an internal would have to do in a creative agency.
On a bad day
Make coffee for 20 people for 10 hours a day, then copy 50 different files, 100 times. In an agency there is time pressure!
On a good day
Make important decisions during the day, and by night in trendy night clubs because of creative people are well paid and successful.
From the highly competitive “elbow your way to the top” scene to the glitzy creative industry image, there are many preconceptions.
- The agency’s everyday life is for late sleepers, but definitely not for sleepyheads. Work here starts relatively late – maybe around 10 o’clock – and then continued well into the evening.
- Flat hierarchies create an incredible amount of opportunity, because everyone is allowed to participate! Even as an intern, your opinion is taken seriously.
- The stress is not unbearable, but if it starts to gets too much: then the passion for the job helps alleviate this …
- … as well as ambition! Pitches are often used for new contracts. Nothing motivates more than competition!
- Work life is not strictly separated from private life here. You can also enjoy the evening after work together, with beer and Wiener Schnitzel.
- One of the most important ways of life here: Post-It’s are EVERYTHING! If you have an idea, a thought, no matter how small, write it on a sticky note !
- Be prepared for an overdose of knowledge, creativity and fun!
- Instead of champagne, there is cake – to fight the afternoon lull.
- Instead of the arrogant prima donnas, there are real personalities here with incredible know-how and …
- …everyone gets their own coffee!