Intern Spotlight: Laura Van Drie

RLF’s hands-on internship program provides interns with comprehensive experience in the fields of public relations, advertising and marketing. Interns join our numerous account teams to give them exposure to agency life and prepare them for an entry-level position in the industry.
We have four exceptional interns at RLF this summer. And today our spotlight is on Laura!
Laura Van Drie

I am going to be a junior at Elon University. I come from Andover, MA and am studying strategic communications with a minor in sociology.
What is your dream job?
Copywriter for a PR or advertising agency.
What do you do when you aren’t at RLF?
I also work as a tour guide for Elon Admissions. In my free time, I’m usually attempting to learn how to cook, watching the Bachelorette or Pretty Little Liars, reading or hanging out with friends.
What is a fun fact about you?
I spent January traveling through India! I’m also preparing to spend next semester in Copenhagen – I love to travel.
What is your favorite book?
I like almost everything I read… Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult is one of my favorites.
If you could go out to lunch every day, where would it be?
Simply Thai, right down the street from Elon. I love Asian food, and most of their dishes are gluten-free (which I need).
What is your favorite part of being an intern at RLF so far?
I love the creative projects that I get to do. I’ve brainstormed story ideas, researched how restaurants market themselves on Pinterest (yum), and written some pitches. It’s also a great work environment – everyone is so friendly!
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