Once I figured out what I wanted to do at CSUF, I sought for internships within the marketing realm.
My first internship was during the summer of 2018 with ERA Real Estate's North Orange County office in Yorba Linda, California as a marketing intern. I primarily focused on running the brands of the top-performing realtors (Darryl & JJ Jones Team) and their sub-page called The Best of OC, a page to highlight the best restaurants, entertainment spaces, and businesses in Orange County. This is where I learned how to manage multiple social media pages and build on my previous photography skills by integrating video for content creation.
Here is some of my work from my internship at ERA Real Estate:
After a summer of gaining experience in a marketing position, I knew I wanted my next internship to be in an industry I really love and could give back to: entertainment. Summer of 2019 led me to Castar; an app for casting directors to find talent, for models and actors to book gigs, and collaborate with likeminded Los Angeles creatives; as a social media marketing intern. It also didn't hurt that the office was located on Hollywood & Vine right across the street from Capital Records. Oh! And its CEO is former NFL running back, Thomas Q. Jones. My summer was full of connecting with talent and casting directors, finding and sorting through gigs to post directly to Castar, social media content creation and marketing, and email marketing.
The summer came to an end, but Castar wasn't done with me yet. They decided to hire me part-time while I finished out my final semester at CSUF and promoted me from an unpaid intern to a paid Social Media Marketing Coordinator. I do a lot of the same duties as I did as intern, but I have since taken the role of creating Castar push notifications for users on iOS devices and sending emails to local casting directors to informing and persuading them to join the Castar Affiliate Program.
Here is some of my work from working with Castar:
Initial email launching the Castar Is... marketing campaign.
Castar's app interface with gigs I've posted.