Ally Tessler is a Marketing major set to graduate in May 2020. This past summer she interned for AEG in New York City.
How did you get this internship?
I applied online via LinkedIn.
What was a typical day like?
The summer internship is a rotational program, so I got to see all aspects that go into live music, concerts, and festivals. I worked in marketing for New York shows with Bowery Presents, global partnerships with AEG’s festivals and venues (Coachella, Electric Forest, Hangout Fest, etc.), venue operations, global touring, and concert booking. Every day was different!
What was your favorite part of the experience?
Going to concerts with coworkers.
If you worked on a big project, please describe it below:
I was assigned a project to create a mock partnership between a brand and AEG festivals with example activations for presentation for the department. My pitch led to the inquiry and development of a partnership between the brand, RXBAR, and AEG festivals.
What did you find most challenging about your internship?
Some departments aren’t always prepared for interns. When this is the case, I had to be ready to ask questions and put myself out there, showing I was serious about contributing to their team.
What advice do you have for other students looking for a similar internship?
Don’t be afraid to reach out to people and put your name in their heads. By engaging in informational interviews, you are then in the forefront of recruiters/HR’s minds when looking for interns or entry-level positions.
How did Eller prepare you for your internship?
Case comp preparation allowed me to know the best tactics in pitching ideas to companies.
Did your internship employer provide housing or transportation assistance?
No, my employer did not provide any housing or transportation assistance