By Aphiwe Zamile, intern at Atmosphere
In the few months I have been working at Atmosphere (to think, almost 6) I have had some stand-out moments. I have learnt so much not just from my team but from the broader agency.
For instance: I have learnt to always do my best and never underestimate what I am capable of; teamwork and communication are crucial to success; and I have learnt to not beat myself up for making mistakes but to learn from them.
A colleague once said to me, ‘PR can get tough and daunting, but it is worth at the end of the day’. It really was that way and his words kept me going. I will forever be grateful for the love, lessons learnt, times at the bar and most importantly, the opportunity to be part of the country’s most prominent agency, Atmosphere Communications.
A Q&A with Aphiwe
Q: The best thing about interning at Atmosphere?
A: The bar and my team
Q: The number one thing you have learned?
A: Putting in everything you got to make sure you get the job done.
Q: Your dream career? AKA where you’d love to be in 5 years?
A: I would love to direct an account.
Q: If you were not interning at Atmosphere, you would be…
A: I would probably be in the streets of Nyanga, trying to make ends meet.
Q: A secret talent?
A: I can sing second bass in choral music.
Q: You are famous for…
A: Talking too much.
Q: A highlight since you started interning?
A: The birthday gifts I received from my team.
Q: The work/ campaign you are most proud of so far?
A: American Swiss in partnership with Sun Met. The campaign was a wonderful learning opportunity.
Q: Your PR role model?
A: My team (Cisca, Megan, Keowin and Zuhaa).
Q: The brand you would most love to work on?
A: Luxottica – and lucky for me, I am.