Paris Baptiste: Marketing Intern, Summer 2023

Bloomington H.S., IL, 2018
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bachelor’s Degree in Instrumental Music Performance, 2022
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Master’s Degree in Advertising, 2024

Performing Arts Background/Involvement:
I played in high school bands and various college wind ensembles including brass quartets, orchestra, trumpet ensembles, pit orchestras, and a latin band. I currently teach trumpet and guitar lessons at Urbana Middle School.

What are you most looking forward to in your internship? Why?
Other than the Summer Symposium? Learning new skills, and learning how my own skills and interests can be used in a work setting effectively.

What has been your favorite part of your internship so far? Why?
“I’ve enjoyed meeting and working alongside amazing people who are so passionate about what they do. I also love that, as an intern, I’m never really doing “intern tasks.” I feel like part of the team, and I’m treated this way as well.”

How do you like to spend your time outside of work and music?
Working out, reading, and cooking. I also enjoy volunteering!

What are you most proud of?
I’m really proud of myself for entering completely new spaces, environments, and experiences and learning from all different kinds of people.

What is something you hope to accomplish or become during your life?
“I really learned to love research during my time in grad school so far, I would love to work in advertising strategy.”

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