Well! I made it through my first day. And honestly? It went very fast.
I woke up at 7:00 (Gosh, I love how New Yorkers are lazy and don't work until 9:00...) and got ready for work. Rode the 1 train down to 50th, walked out of the subway station, and there in front of me down the street was Time Square. I walked up 50th to 6th Avenue, Radio City Music Hall. To my left, Time Inc.
My first day working at Coltrin was a great experience. Typical first day, but I really think I'm going to like it. Today I learned how to search for media contacts with an online program called Vocus. It's a database that has contact information for news contacts at every media outlet you can think of. You can search by keyword, subject, reporter name and media outlet. I'll be spending a lot of time in this program.
I went and got lunch with a couple people in the office at this place down the street called Cosi.
Jenny and mom, we are going here! Delicious flatbread with marinara, mozarella and SPINACH. Jenny told me that the best NYC pizza has spinach on it - she was right!
After we got lunch, we took our pizza back to the office and ate with everyone else for lunch. It's great! Everyone is really friendly and I'm going to make some great friends there this summer.
This afternoon I was able to sit in on a client/reporter interview with Allison, one of the account executives. First, she called the client (the CEO of Popeye's supply chain) and prepped them for the interview. She told them kind of what the reporter would most likely be asking. Allison then called the reporter and talked to them about how the interview would play out - first Popeye's would give an overview of the announcement they had made the week previous, then he was free to ask questions. She then connected the calls and listened in on the interview and took notes. It was really cool!
At the end of the day, it was a miracle. I made it home no problem. I have officially mastered the 1 train from 50th street and back to Cathedral Parkway. :) That's honestly the only thing I was worried about for today. Getting there and back again.
That was pretty much my day. Any questions? :)