At RLF, we have designed our internship program to offer students a holistic agency experience, exposing them to both the challenging and rewarding aspects of public relations. Throughout the course of a semester, interns gain firsthand experience and acquire the skills need to help them begin a career in public relations, marketing or advertising. This spring we are proud to have two interns on our team. Our second intern spotlight highlights Chloe Tagariello.
“I’m a New Yorker who hates the cold, which is why I started looking at colleges in North Carolina. I landed on Elon University, and am currently a senior strategic communications major, with majors in Italian Studies and International and Global Studies. I love sushi, traveling and spending my summers on the beach/boat with friends.”
What is your favorite part about working at RLF?
So far, my favorite part about working at RLF has been the company culture. We celebrated National Soup Day right after I started, and everyone in the office made a soup to bring in to share with one another. The environment, even on the busiest days, never lacks friendliness. Everyone works together as a team, and I’ve felt like a part of that team from the moment I started my internship. There hasn’t been one day at RLF where I didn’t feel valued, and that can be rare to find in an internship.
What is your dream job?
When I was younger my mom and I would always watch the travel network and shows like No Reservations. Since then, for as long as I can remember having a “dream job,” it’s always been to be a travel TV show host. I love to travel to new places because I love experiencing new cultures. Being able to constantly travel, meet new people and try new foods while being paid doesn’t sound like a bad gig.
What is your favorite experience?
My favorite experience so far has been my study abroad in Florence, Italy. The excitement of weekend trips and new experiences never died, but nothing beat the feeling of being able to call Florence home. Every plane, bus or train ride came with lots of time to reflect, and an overwhelming feeling of gratitude. I created some of my fondest memories and met some of my best friends abroad, but I also found my happiest self (as cheesy as that sounds). Even on the worst days, I’ve never been so happy.
What is your favorite trip you’ve ever taken and why?
Two summers ago I visited Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Berlin with my best friend Shannon. This was the first time either of us had traveled without our parents, and that felt pretty cool. We were vulnerable and broke, but it didn’t matter. There’s nothing I would have changed and there’s nobody else I would have wanted with me on that trip. Every moment of that trip brings me happiness, especially because it was spent with my best friend.
If you could live in another country, where would you live?
While I was studying abroad, my best friend from high school, Emily, and I went to Lisbon, Portugal, for a weekend. Even though we were only there for a short time, some of my favorite memories abroad are from my time in Lisbon. Everything exceeded my expectations, but I was especially surprised by how diverse this city was. The people, the food, the neighborhoods all came with their own authenticity, yet I felt comfortable in every setting I found myself in. Packing my bags and moving to Lisbon is something that I hope I do one day.