May 23, 2013
My name is Dominic Johnson, and I am the newest Fast Horse intern. I come to Fast Horse right out of Drake University, where I graduated just nine days ago with majors in marketing and advertising account management.
At Drake, I was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity and the American Marketing Association. I also covered sports for the school paper, The Times Delphic. If you are looking to catch up on four years worth of Drake men’s tennis, I can talk your ear off.
Throughout my four years at Drake, I took on a number of internships in various industries. I’ve been in everything from sports marketing to medical device supply. And what type of Des Moines, Iowa, resident would I be if I didn’t spend at least a little time in insurance? Needless to say, I have been all over the place in four short years, absorbing every bit of information I could at each stop.
So after all of this, how did I end up at Fast Horse? My interest in agency life actually started during my freshman year of college when I first started looking for internships. Four years ago, I thought I could land an agency gig with only a year of college under my belt. Silly me! I soon found out you have to be a college graduate if you want to go to work with the heavy hitters. So I waited.
It was just a few months ago that I saw the summer internship posting with Fast Horse, immediately liked what I saw, and started researching the agency. I sent in my video cover letter (maybe some of you have seen it already), which landed me an interview with Jamie, Andrew and Alex. Andrew later called me while I was at the Drake Relays and told me I was a finalist for the internship. Then, after a week of marketing myself like mad, Jörg called to let me know I was the next Fast Horse Summer Intern. So here I am, starting my first blog post from the comfort of the windowless “Jack Bauer Room” at the Fast Horse World HQ.
Before I sign off, let me share a few fun facts about myself:
You can’t learn everything about someone in 530 words, so head on over to Twitter and follow @dom_johnson. Send a tweet my way, strike up a conversation, and we can clog up some Twitter feeds together!