Maegan Samuels has spent her summer working at Pink Duck Publishing as part of the company’s summer internship programme.
Currently studying for an associate of arts in business administration at the University College of the Cayman Islands, Maegan’s application was selected from dozens who applied for the coveted role.
Here, Maegan shares some insight into her role at Pink Duck Publishing, as well as what she loves most about Cayman.
PDP: What inspired you to apply for the summer internship?
“I was inspired to apply for this internship mainly because of my interest in marketing, but I also wanted to gain some experience in different work environments to get a better understanding of my preferences.”
PDP: What have you been doing during your time at PDP?
“Besides some pretty cool field trips and delicious lunches, I have been working both individually and with members of the team to keep track of ongoing projects, drafting social media posts to work on my writing skills, and learning about the various roles in a media company.”
PDP: What part of your job have you enjoyed the most?
“Overall, my experience here at Pink Duck Publishing was a great one. I really enjoyed meeting new people and making new friends but the part I enjoyed the most would have to be the memories made with the team, both in the office and out of the office.”
PDP: Has the internship inspired you to pursue a career in media, and what do you plan on doing next?
“I have had an interest in marketing for a while. Now that I have had some first-hand experience in this specific career path, I have been considering a career in marketing or even journalism. In terms of the future, I plan to build a strong base by completing my bachelors and maybe even my masters.”
PDP: What is your career goal, and where do you see yourself in five years’ time?
“I’m not exactly sure of what I want to pursue as my career yet, but I do know that it is something within business. I have some interest in the financial side, but I think I am more strongly drawn to the marketing side of it. In about five years, I hope to have at least my bachelors and maybe even my masters, living my life with friends and family in my own apartment with a job that I enjoy.”
PDP: After a busy day in the office, how do you relax?
“Usually I go home, get comfy in bed with a good movie and a hot bowl of pasta swimming in tomato sauce or just lounge around the house with family.”
PDP: What is your favourite thing to do in Cayman?
“Although I am not PADI certified yet, I do have an interest in snorkelling and diving. Some marine life does still give me the spooks, but I look forward to getting over that fear sooner rather than later!”
PDP: Must try Cayman food, and why?
“I would say conch fritters are my personal favourite. Although it is a very popular dish, you will rarely find similar tasting ones. Everyone has their own recipe, but the basic concept of spices and conch in a fried ball with a side of jerk mayo remains the same, which I love.”
PDP: What is your top tip for visitors to Cayman?
“Whether it’s for a day, a week, or even a lifetime that you are staying in the Cayman Islands, don’t hassle yourself with all the hustle and bustle of organising trips ensuring you view every inch of the islands and everything they have to offer. Just take your time and enjoy the moment, whether it’s a day out on the boat or just a relaxing afternoon under the shade of a sea grape tree along the beach.”
If you would like to have the opportunity to intern at Pink Duck Publishing, email a covering letter and a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org