Internship Spotlight – Aiza Coulter, White Rabbit Films

Eller PDC Coordinator Student Stories

Aiza Coulter is a Marketing major graduating in May of 2022.  This summer she interned for White Rabbit Films as a Remote Intern/Assistant Impact Producer.

What was your favorite part of the experience?

As a remote intern, I had the opportunity to work as an Assistant Impact Producer and Junior Researcher for White Rabbit Films – an independent production company. My favorite part of the experience was getting a glimpse at how marketing and storytelling  are combined to create a piece. I was able to see and assist with tasks that contributed to character development as well as marketing strategies to launch the film.

What did you learn?

Through this internship, I’ve learned important transferable skills, like communicating virtually, adaptability, and project management. This experience has boosted my confidence in entering the workforce – especially amidst COVID-19.

What advice do you have for other students looking for a similar experience, or advice for future students to be successful?

I encourage students to seek remote and virtual internships as well as looking toward future in-person opportunities. I believe that the world will adapt over the years with a higher focus on a virtual workplace. Because of this, it’s important to build skills that will enable you communicate professionally and effectively with supervisor and colleagues. I would also advise to have fun with the projects you are assigned, don’t be afraid to ask questions, and be open to adjusting to independent work. In school, I think that all students are more accustomed to a structured learning format. However, most of the work I did required me to create my own agenda and deadlines to meet the needs of the company by the end of the program. I had a great experience with my FIE mentor as well – he provided me with advice that truly helped me feel confident enough to make my own recommendations to the supervisor.

How did Eller prepare you for this experience?

Some of my coursework through Eller, specifically business communications, was immensely helpful in preparing for this experience. Learning how to write professional memos and emails enabled me to communicate effectively with my supervisor and colleague, especially because of the different in time zones.