The InternView with Ariel Thweatt


Name: Ariel Thweatt

Hometown: Crestview, Florida

School: University of Central Florida 

Major(s): Advertising & Public Relations 

Current team you're working on? Account team for Samsung!

What is your favorite internship memory thus far? My favorite would have to be when everyone sat down in the Café on the second day of our internship and watched John Seifert go over Ogilvy’s Refounding. It’s an exciting time to be here! 

Why Ogilvy? Well actually I am a part of a program through the 4A’s called MAIP which connects multicultural students to agencies in the industry. We go through an application process with MAIP and once we've been vetted, agencies get to pick who they'd like. I was so incredibly excited when I saw that Ogilvy had selected me!

What do you think is special about this internship? I think that it is truly incredible being able to meet so many people who are willing to offer their time and advice to the juniors in the agency. Even the juniors are always down to meet up and really try and help us interns. It’s an incredibly supportive environment here.

Go-to office outfit? Simple pants and a cute top!

Guilty pleasure? Vegan Buffalo Mac & Cheese 

Proudest moment to date? Truly, anytime I can tell that I have made my parents really proud. They have given me the world and invested so much into me and I just want to do the best with what they have given me. 

Favorite thing to do in NYC? Sightseeing and eating all of the yummy food!