This Summer we have an amazing Texas State student returning to continue her internship with Mercury Mambo. We invite you to meet Sydney Meyer!
Hometown: Houston, Texas
College/University: Texas State University
Major/Minor/any other focus: General Studies, focus in Mass Communication, Sociology, and Writing.
MM: What’s your education focus?
My focus at Texas State is to obtain a fresh perspective in the mass communication field, specifically with advertising. I chose my degree as a way to get a sociological standpoint when dealing with trends and patterns in the advertising world.
MM: How did you hear about Mercury Mambo?
I heard about Mercury Mambo while searching for advertising agencies in the Austin area, and I really liked that this was a business built by women with a target demographic that is underrepresented in the ad world.
MM: As an intern – what is the single most important thing you want to learn at Mercury Mambo?
I really want to learn about how every aspect of their marketing and advertising work together to create something. I think being able to co-exist as a team is the most important part of any business.
MM: Where would you like to take the lead in the advertising industry and why?
Ultimately my goal is to focus on why the ad world seems to keep the public stuck in the 1950’s, and try to integrate new ideas into pushing it into the 21st century.
MM: What is the most challenging thing about juggling school and work?
The hardest part about juggling school and work for me, is while I’m in class I only think about projects I could be doing for work, and vice versa, time management is very important.
MM: Single activity that has most prepared you for this internship?
Honestly I think that any of the classes I’ve taken have helped me prepare for this internship, but until you actually submerge yourself in the “business” so to speak, it’s hard to get a feel for what it’s actually going to be like. I think some of the basic classes, like Intro to Advertising, was really helpful just because it’s the first class where you get a clear idea of what’s in store for you.