Name: Jess Francis
Hometown: Hong Kong, England, the Philippines (it's a long story...)
School: New York University
Major(s): Media, Culture, and Communication
Current team you're working on? Account Team for IBM
What is your favorite internship memory thus far? There are several moments to choose from, but my favourite would be the first time my team pitched to client. It was great to see the process, and finally have that first round of creative be presented to our client.
Why Ogilvy? If you have any interest or curiosity about advertising, this is the agency to work for.
What do you wish you knew about Ogilvy before you started? What's great about this internship is just how excited people are to have you here. The best advice I've received this summer is don't be afraid to reach out to people in other departments to see what else Ogilvy has going on.
Go-to office outfit? T-shirt & black jeans (with a casual blazer on my chair just in case)
Guilty pleasure? Jian Bing at Gotham Market – usually on payday, as it is a bit on the pricey side.
Proudest moment to date? Showing up for an 8am meeting that had been cancelled—it was bound to happen eventually.
Favorite thing to do in NYC? In terms of a fun day out, take the free Ikea ferry to Red Hook (great city views along the way) and hit up Brooklyn Crab or Hometown Bar-B-Que and then Steve's Key Lime Pies!