To Rock, or Not to Rock? It’s Not a Question.

By: Ryan Schin, WildRock Intern and Rockstar in Training

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

The question. The oh-so-looming question. Every kid hears this question, and most likely the answer will be something that may be a little out-of-reach: professional football player, professional hockey player, and of course… astronaut. I was definitely not an exception to this as I can remember telling everyone I wanted to become a professional tennis player. Well I grew up, came to my senses, and realized that wasn’t exactly realistic. Throughout school I always loved writing and it9 came easy to me, but the only option I was ever aware of and interested in that was related to writing going into college was being a journalist. Sure, that sounded awesome, and that’s what I had in mind as my future for my first couple of years at CSU. Then, one day I discovered the amazing other side of writing that is public relations and marketing. I couldn’t believe it! I can do what I love in a new, exciting and fun way? Sign me up!

Which brings me to my reflection on this amazing summer that I’ve spent being a Rockstar in Training at WildRock. Upon hearing the news that I was chosen for the internship, words couldn’t even describe how happy I felt that I was given an amazing opportunity at a great Fort Collins company to expand on my knowledge in PR and marketing and learn invaluable things along the way.

One of the first things that Kristin said to me in an email was “Let’s ROCK!”, and this place has definitely been rockin’ since then. WildRock is unique in its approach to different situations and thinks outside of the box helping many different clients – from getting new companies off the ground, to helping established companies think differently about how they do marketing and PR. From working with multiple clients, working client events, creating social media content and newsletters, compiling media lists and much, much more, things are NEVER boring here and you never know what to expect when you walk through the doors in the morning.

I have expanded my knowledge on various topics and learned a ton of new things.  You’d think that would be amazing by itself, but along the way I got to know some great people that were my fellow Rockstars in training, and I’ve been able to be around some of the most talented ladies I’ve ever known – Kristin, Mandy and Alicia. Four months after that day I found out the great news, all I can say is that this experience has been everything I had hoped for and more and I couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunity.

Next time someone asks me what I want to be when I grow up, I can confidently say two words:  A ROCKSTAR!