University Internships

Spada Media Group gives college students the opportunity to undertake an internship within the company to get involved in the working world and discover all the dynamics that take place within a communications agency. The intern will be able to learn and develop skills across the board through shadowing the different teams operating in the agency. Depending on the type of internship that may be activated, e.g., in the area of graphic design, social media marketing, event organization and press office, etc., students will be able to acquire both technical skills (such as valuable lessons on social media management, secrets to effective press office work, organizing a distinctive event, and eye-catching graphics for outdoor advertising and on digital channels) and important soft skills, from the ability to work in a team to responsibility and autonomy in managing assigned projects.


How to apply for an internship

The internship experience is the first step in facing future professional challenges. Spada Media Group is available to support the student on this path. Our agency currently has active agreements with the main Universities of Milan and the most important Institutes of Higher Professional Education, in particular: 24ORE Business School, University of Milan, University of Milan-Bicocca, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan, University of Pavia, European Institute of Design (IED), Free University of Languages and Communication (IULM), New Academy of Fine Arts (NABA), Higher Institute of Graphic Design Fashion Design in Lecco, Rizzoli Institute, Emit Feltrinelli.
New agreements with other institutions can be activated by writing to [email protected].

To apply for an internship activation write motivational letter to. [email protected]. attaching: Updated CV, total number of internship hours and any period of interest.

Internship Interview

There are a number of positive experiences in the agency: interviews of students who undertook training internships within our teams are published in this section.

Imma-Sicignano

Imma Sicignano

School: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart - Milan

Degree: Communication for business, media and complex organizations

Area: Press Office, Accounting and Social

Chiara-Monselice

Chiara Monselice

Catholic University - Milan

Degree: Communication for business, media and complex organizations

Area: Organization of cultural events and exhibitions

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

The opportunity to work on different clients and talk to journalists and third parties implemented my communication and mediation skills; but also having been able to work closely with the Social, Digital and Account area teams made me realize the importance of team working and how crucial each element of the group is to the smooth running of a project and the achievement of a high level result.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

The experience I was most passionate about was the organization of an inauguration event for one of our clients, which made me understand the work behind an event and the importance of each member collaborating and contributing to the success of the event; also the digital editorial planning for our clients, meeting deadlines and fulfilling their requests, opened up a world to me about the Social area that I did not know before.

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

The seriousness and routine of the working world frightened me at the beginning of this internship, as I had never done work in the communications and agency fields, so I was afraid that I would not be able to meet the commitments and deadlines of the work. However, I have found how a collaborative environment, with colleagues who inspire and support you, can make a difference in giving your best. In addition, I chose Spada as the agency where I would do the internship because I wanted a "small" but dynamic environment in which I could be followed and touch the different areas that coexist within the world of communication, to learn as much as possible from everything and everyone: and Spada confirmed all my expectations.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

I joined Spada as an intern in the Press Office area, but my continued shadowing of Accounts and Social has opened new horizons for me about the job positions I would like to fill: a mediation and customer contact role or social planning and management.

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

Despite the closures and limitations caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the smart working internship experience allowed me to improve several skills, such as the ability to be able to better handle different tasks and different clients, with an eye on the most important deadlines. Interaction with colleagues was largely through digital, but I learned how important it is to maintain clear and proper communication with all team members.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

I was given the opportunity to interface with tasks that were different from each other, and I experienced them as experiences from which I could learn a lot. I particularly appreciated, in addition to traditional press office work, the opportunity to participate in the organization of some events, relating directly with clients and suppliers, working alongside colleagues, and observing the management of the event in its different stages.

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

Above all, I discovered the importance of collaboration and clear communication among colleagues: in fact, by working as a team and giving each other operational plans to adhere to, one is able to facilitate and improve everyone's activities. Giving yourself deadlines is necessary, especially if you work from home and cannot constantly have direct contact with others.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

This experience gave me a good overview of corporate roles and dynamics. Having had the opportunity to try different activities I think I have better focused my field of interest.

Doriana-Iademarco

Doriana Iademarco

IULM University - Milan

Degree: Strategic Communication
Area: Web Marketing and Press Office

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

Through this experience, my skills in copy editing improved greatly. In addition, I learned how to structure a web page and how to conduct an effective press office service.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

Each task sparked my interest and desire to learn. Completing the press office project for a well-known multinational company, including participating in the final event, was truly inspiring. Of the same tenor was the project of revising and inserting the elements that make up a website page. Starting out by learning the basics is necessary to perform more complex tasks later.

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

In this area of work, one must be in control at all times, and then operate in such a way as to achieve the right results. This approach allowed me to complete tasks independently and learn new working methodologies.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

The training internship allows you to clarify your ideas about your future employment. In fact, thanks to this path, I confirmed my desire to pursue a career in a dynamic work environment interconnected with different sectors. Thus, it is possible to continuously learn new knowledge and broaden the mind.

Andrea Fabris

Andrea Fabris

State University - Milan

Degree: Corporate Communication

Area: Web Marketing and Press Office

Stefano-Lecchi

Stefano Lecchi

State University - Milan

Degree: Publishing and Communication Cultures

Area: PR and Digital Marketing

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

Through this experience I learned how to organize work, prioritizing the most important tasks with the closest deadlines. In addition, I also learned how to do a good press office service. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I did not have the opportunity to fully experience office life, but all colleagues were always very helpful to me and gave me lots of advice to improve my performance.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

Every task I was assigned I welcomed it as a chance to learn something new and grow professionally. I really appreciated the opportunity to translate the agency's website into English and the press office service done for a client. This last job allowed me to keep in touch and do interviews with some representatives of hospital facilities and with their respective press offices

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

Mainly I discovered the importance of knowing how to organize in order to meet certain deadlines-even tight deadlines-and still be able to do a good job. Then, most importantly, I realized how important it is to engage with colleagues and clients: the inability to meet in the office because of the pandemic forced me to interface with them almost exclusively through phone calls and video calls. As a result, I had to learn how to optimize these moments as best I could in order to learn as much as possible and be able to work independently without having to hear each other constantly interrupting each other's routines.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

This experience helped me greatly to clarify my ideas about what kind of work I would like to do in the future. Working in this field is very challenging, as it allows you to work in an interconnected environment with other industries, enabling you to learn new knowledge all the time.

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

Through this path I learned to organize my work, prioritizing the tasks that need more urgency. In addition, I learned how to manage stress and do teamwork.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

Participating in the Responsible Business event was the most inspiring experience for me. The event, held at the Region of Lombardy, allowed me to take a look at the corporate landscape-focusing on corporate social responsibility issues-and learn all the mechanisms needed to organize an event flawlessly. In addition, the opportunity to conduct online training courses was an essential opportunity to increase my knowledge of marketing and social media.

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

As a result of the responsibilities I was given in performing certain tasks, I grew a lot professionally. In fact, during this period I learned of new working methodologies concerning especially the IT field.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

I got confirmation that I was suited to working in a team and being in contact with other people. This is also thanks to the environment I was able to find in the agency, characterized by cohesion among team members. I hope in the future to find a similar environment to work in serenity.

Luca-Biagi

Luca Biagi

State University - Pavia

Degree: Digital Communication

Area: Social Media Marketing and Influencer Marketing

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

Certainly working in an already established team helped me a lot to understand the pace of work and how important it is to help each other achieve a goal. I have learned that organization is essential to working optimally but that, should there be any hiccups, one should not panic but deal with problems rationally.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

All the activities I have done during my time within the agency have been, for me, opportunities for growth to better understand the world of work. I particularly appreciated that my colleagues trusted me from the start, giving me autonomy in managing different project activities, with their own final review. I also thank my colleagues because they have satisfied my every curiosity, coming alongside me and guiding me along this path: this has enabled me to understand many dynamics previously unknown to me.

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

I definitely understood how important it is to be able to work in a positive environment that helps develop one's abilities constructively, despite pressures dependent on external factors. I also understood how to analyze clients in order to better manage working relationships while coming up with new strategies tailored to their needs and goals.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

Certainly this path has given me the opportunity to discover aspects and realities of work that I did not know before and has made me aware of the direction I want to follow in my future working career.

Gabriele-FIumara

Gabriele Fiumara

24ORE Business School - Milan

Course of Study: Master Content Creation for Podcasts, Radio, TV and New Media

Area: Graphics and Videomaking

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

The internship experience gave me insight into the world of working within creative agencies. During this journey, I learned especially how important it is to have clear and correct communication with all team members.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

I have especially enjoyed working for clients in different industries, creating different videos for their socials. It has been a great challenge for me, and it has often allowed me to succeed in combining the graphic tastes of clients with my own personal tastes.

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

I discovered how important it is to collaborate with the whole team and how necessary it is to always have clear communication within it. I also learned to try to empathize with the client, to try to get the same point of view as him, and not just my own personal one.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

Absolutely. I got confirmation that I was suited to work on some specific types of productions, focusing my skills mainly on the Entertainment sector.

Maddalena-Iannantuoni

Maddalena Iannantuoni

ISGMD - Lecco

Course of study: Art Director

Area: Graphic Design

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

Having always worked alone, it was important for me to learn the methodologies of team working. In fact, this is an essential skill for coordinating with colleagues, performing all tasks to the best of one's ability and completing them while meeting deadlines.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

I was given the opportunity to present a graphic design to a client. Participating in this presentation was rewarding. Essential was observing and learning the complex dynamics between the agency and the client.

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

Of paramount importance to me was taking part in the daily dynamics that occur within the agency with clients, suppliers, and colleagues.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

This experience definitely clarified for me which field to specialize in and which areas I would like to direct my future work in.

Nicole-Riva

Nicole Riva

School: ITS AMMI Foundation - Monza

Course of study: Heritage & Digital Marketing Manager

Area: Social Media and Influencer Marketing

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

This training was my first experience in the agency and digital communication world. I learned how important teamwork is, being able to coordinate with other people and working well together to meet deadlines. Definitely an important learning experience that gave me the opportunity to understand what I want from my future.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

The world of social media as seen "from behind the scenes" was a completely new world that I had not yet delved into during my course of study. Every task I was given was a way for me to put myself out there. Crucial was always having direct feedback from colleagues who always advised me. Stimulating was approaching the editorial plans of some clients and thinking of innovative copy for posts for various socials. Certainly very challenging and not at all easy and obvious was the scouting of influencers.

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

Knowing how to work as a team and coordinate with colleagues to deliver perfect service in every detail is crucial. There is no competition, but mutual help. Have deadlines and work "under pressure" to deliver a project on time, but be able to resolve and intervene promptly to improve or change at the last minute some detail that the client no longer appreciates or has simply decided to do differently.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

This experience has definitely clarified for me what field I would like to work in once I finish my studies. Always be on the lookout for new stimuli, new ideas, look for the best communication strategy to promote a product while staying in step with current trends.

Cecilia-Baccolo

Cecilia Baccolo

School: ITS INCOM & Emit Feltrinelli - Milan

Course of study: Backend System Integrator & Frontend Developer for Industries 4.0

Area: Web Design and Web Developing

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

During this course I was able to learn mainly how best to develop a website. I learned about the importance of collaboration among the various teams in the agency, but more importantly, I had the opportunity to learn about all the various processes needed to carry out a good project.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

I really appreciated the opportunity to be included in the agency's projects right away and that they were from different commodity sectors. What I enjoyed most, however, was the constant interaction with other colleagues. I also appreciated all the lessons provided by my tutor, who helped me better understand the world of Advertising Agency.

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

I was already aware that in the business world, organization was key, but here at the Agency I was able to see for myself what it means to be an organized team and how that can affect productivity and project success. This is possible through clear communication among team members and careful planning of activities and deadlines.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

Yes, the internship helped me to understand my strengths but more importantly to understand more clearly what kind of professional career I would like to pursue in the future.

Marco_Quagliata

Marco Quagliata

School: ITS Rizzoli - Milan

Course of study: Digital Communication

Area: Social Media Marketing and Videomaking

Gaia-Sala

Gaia Hall

School: ITS Rizzoli - Milan

Course of study: Omnichannel Communication Specialist

Area: Graphic and Web Design

Melissa-Mignogni

Melissa Mignogni

ITS Rizzoli - Milan

Course of study: digital communication technologies & Marketing 4.0

Area: Graphic and Web Design

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

This path has allowed me to collaborate in a team composed of determined people, but in which positivity prevails. Thanks to my internship at Spada Media Group, I expanded my knowledge in the digital sector, collaborating with colleagues who were willing to support me in every need. I have, in addition, expanded my photography portfolio, making shoots and videos for different individuals and clients, thus improving my skills, and experimenting with new and interesting work in every respect.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

Identifying one activity would be difficult, as I have enjoyed all the work done and assigned to me. Certainly, having had the opportunity to improve and increase my photographic and video skills was a unique opportunity that allowed me to meet several people in the industry. In addition to the actual work activities, I really enjoyed the team, as dealing with ambitious but serene colleagues allowed me to understand the true meaning of "team working."

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

I have, first of all, learned to work in an organized and solid team like Spada Media Group. In addition, I understood how to relate to clients and collaborators in a formal and professional manner, presenting and exhibiting projects. I also learned how to handle and deal with difficult situations, caused by uncontrollable contingencies.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

This experience has given me an even better understanding of what I want to do in my future. It gave me the opportunity to expand my knowledge and figure out what turn I would like to take in my business career. Certainly, this path allowed me to begin the climb toward achieving my goals.

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

Through the internship, I was able to consolidate my schooling skills and understand how to best apply them in the activities that followed. The jobs where I have been allowed more autonomy are certainly the ones where I have had the opportunity to grow, as I have been able to directly measure my abilities within concrete projects.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

The activities that stimulated me the most are those where I had the opportunity to follow the project in its entirety: studying the most appropriate and functional solution for the client. Collaborating with a team to achieve a result has made me aware of the responsibility entrusted to me and given me greater motivation in achieving goals.

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

I discovered how trust is a necessary component in this kind of work. Building relationships that put trustworthiness at their core fosters lasting and fruitful collaborations-whether we are talking about the relationship between company and client or the relationship between team members.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

The multitude of departments provided me with a more complete overview of the different facets of the communication world. By collaborating with the different sections, I have compensated their primary tasks and defined those that I intend to explore in the future.

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

This internship experience represented my first real entry into the world of work and, in particular, agencies. For me, who was always used to working alone, it was also an opportunity to learn how to deal with each other within a team composed of different professionals.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

I appreciated the opportunity to deal with clients from various industries who taught me to adapt to different types of work. It was also very helpful for me to have direct feedback from my colleagues, to learn how to make the best of even discordant opinions.

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

I realized the importance of getting organized and meeting deadlines and that comparing-even multiple times-with someone else can only make everyone's work easier. In addition, I was able to experience firsthand what it is like to work and be in an environment every day that makes you feel comfortable and does not put pressure on you.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

The internship allowed me to better frame my strengths and weaknesses to work on in the future, while also helping to direct me toward the type of work I would like to do.

Beatrice-Nespoli

Beatrice Nespoli

CFP Bauer - Milan

Course of study: Web Design

Area: Graphic and Web Design

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

Working in a team was definitely challenging and educational as it gave me the opportunity to engage with different professional figures with different levels of experience and allowed me to understand the importance of coordination among colleagues. In addition, during this course, I was able to observe and understand the working dynamics of an agency and how it interacts with clients.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

I have appreciated the variety of work I have been entrusted with, due in part to the diversity of clients and fields in which they operate. During this experience, I also had the opportunity to participate in a team building day during which I was able to understand the importance of the group you work with and the dynamics you create within it.

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

I learned the importance of working in a stimulating and serene environment that spurs you to grow and do your best even in higher pressure situations. In addition, I realized the value of communication among colleagues, which allows for greater organization and leads to a better result in less time.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

Certainly this internship has allowed me to grow on a working level by giving me a greater awareness of my strengths and weaknesses, as well as a clearer idea of the professional figure I would like to become.

Imma-Sicignano

Imma Sicignano

School: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart - Milan

Degree: Communication for business, media and complex organizations

Area: Press Office, Accounting and Social

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

The opportunity to work on different clients and talk to journalists and third parties implemented my communication and mediation skills; but also having been able to work closely with the Social, Digital and Account area teams made me realize the importance of team working and how crucial each element of the group is to the smooth running of a project and the achievement of a high level result.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

The experience I was most passionate about was the organization of an inauguration event for one of our clients, which made me understand the work behind an event and the importance of each member collaborating and contributing to the success of the event; also the digital editorial planning for our clients, meeting deadlines and fulfilling their requests, opened up a world to me about the Social area that I did not know before.

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

The seriousness and routine of the working world frightened me at the beginning of this internship, as I had never done work in the communications and agency fields, so I was afraid that I would not be able to meet the commitments and deadlines of the work. However, I have found how a collaborative environment, with colleagues who inspire and support you, can make a difference in giving your best. In addition, I chose Spada as the agency where I would do the internship because I wanted a "small" but dynamic environment in which I could be followed and touch the different areas that coexist within the world of communication, to learn as much as possible from everything and everyone: and Spada confirmed all my expectations.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

I joined Spada as an intern in the Press Office area, but my continued shadowing of Accounts and Social has opened new horizons for me about the job positions I would like to fill: a mediation and customer contact role or social planning and management.

Chiara-Monselice

Chiara Monselice

Catholic University - Milan

Degree: Communication for business, media and complex organizations

Area: Organization of cultural events and exhibitions

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

Despite the closures and limitations caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the smart working internship experience allowed me to improve several skills, such as the ability to be able to better manage different tasks and different clients, with an eye on the most important deadlines. Interaction with colleagues was largely through digital, but I learned how important it is to maintain clear and proper communication with all team members.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

I was given the opportunity to interface with tasks that were different from each other, and I experienced them as experiences from which I could learn a lot. I particularly appreciated, in addition to traditional press office work, the opportunity to participate in the organization of some events, relating directly with clients and suppliers, shadowing colleagues and observing the management of the event in its different stages.

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

Above all, I discovered the importance of collaboration and clear communication among colleagues: in fact, by working as a team and giving each other operational plans to adhere to, one is able to facilitate and improve everyone's activities. Giving yourself deadlines is necessary, especially if you work from home and cannot constantly have direct contact with others.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

This experience gave me a good overview of corporate roles and dynamics. Having had the opportunity to try different activities I think I have better focused my field of interest.

Paolo-Nuzzi

Paul Nuzzi

Catholic University - Milan

Degree: Communication and Society

Area: Web Marketing and Press Office

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

During my experience in the agency, I took part in brainstorms, during which I was able to learn what the dynamics were that take place during the process of stimulating, formulating and sharing creative ideas and insights, customized and contextualized for clients.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

I found my internship experience to be very formative professionally and humanely. What I still appreciate most is that, with the help of the entire team at Agenzia Spada-and also with the help of a young and dynamic work environment-I was able to understand what my weaknesses were, thus beginning a journey that led me to develop a more mature professional figure.

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

During my experience, I have discovered how important, in an agency is the attention to the client and, above all, how crucial it is to be able to intercept in advance what their needs might be and the appropriate means to meet them. Here I was able to learn how a proactive and dynamic approach forms the basis of virtuous work.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

The internship helped me measure myself against "the world of grown-ups" and understand what aspects to grow on personally and professionally, regardless of my future employment.

Doriana-Iademarco

Doriana Iademarco

IULM University - Milan

Degree: Strategic Communication
Area: Web Marketing and Press Office

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

Through this experience, my skills in copy editing improved greatly. In addition, I learned how to structure a web page and how to conduct an effective press office service.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

Each task sparked my interest and desire to learn. Completing the press office project for a well-known multinational company, including participating in the final event, was truly inspiring. Of the same tenor was the project of revising and inserting the elements that make up a website page. Starting out by learning the basics is necessary to perform more complex tasks later.

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

In this area of work, one must be in control at all times, and then operate in such a way as to achieve the right results. This approach allowed me to complete tasks independently and learn new working methodologies.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

The training internship allows you to clarify your ideas about your future employment. In fact, thanks to this path, I confirmed my desire to pursue a career in a dynamic work environment interconnected with different sectors. Thus, it is possible to continuously learn new knowledge and broaden the mind.

Andrea Fabris

Andrea Fabris

State University - Milan

Degree: Corporate Communication

Area: Web Marketing and Press Office

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

Through this experience I learned how to organize work, prioritizing the most important tasks with the closest deadlines. In addition, I also learned how to do a good press office service. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I did not have the opportunity to fully experience office life, but all colleagues were always very helpful to me and gave me lots of advice to improve my performance.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

Every task I was assigned I welcomed it as a chance to learn something new and grow professionally. I really appreciated the opportunity to translate the agency's website into English and the press office service done for a client. This last job allowed me to keep in touch and do interviews with some representatives of hospital facilities and with their respective press offices

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

Mainly I discovered the importance of knowing how to organize in order to meet certain deadlines-even tight deadlines-and still be able to do a good job. Then, most importantly, I realized how important it is to engage with colleagues and clients: the inability to meet in the office because of the pandemic forced me to interface with them almost exclusively through phone calls and video calls. As a result, I had to learn how to optimize these moments as best I could in order to learn as much as possible and be able to work independently without having to hear each other constantly interrupting each other's routines.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

This experience helped me greatly to clarify my ideas about what kind of work I would like to do in the future. Working in this field is very challenging, as it allows you to work in an interconnected environment with other industries, enabling you to learn new knowledge all the time.

Stefano-Lecchi

Stefano Lecchi

State University - Milan

Degree: Publishing and Communication Cultures

Area: PR and Digital Marketing

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

Through this path I learned to organize my work, prioritizing the tasks that need more urgency. In addition, I learned how to manage stress and do teamwork.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

Participating in the Responsible Business event was the most inspiring experience for me. The event, held at the Region of Lombardy, allowed me to take a look at the corporate landscape-focusing on corporate social responsibility issues-and learn all the mechanisms needed to organize an event flawlessly. In addition, the opportunity to conduct online training courses was an essential opportunity to increase my knowledge of marketing and social media.

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

As a result of the responsibilities I was given in carrying out certain tasks, I grew a lot professionally. In fact, during this period I learned of new working methodologies concerning especially the field of information technology.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

I got confirmation that I was suited to working in a team and being in contact with other people. This was also thanks to the environment I was able to find in the agency, which was characterized by cohesion among team members. I hope in the future to find a similar environment to work in serenity.

Luca-Biagi

Luca Biagi

State University - Pavia

Degree: Digital Communication

Area: Social Media Marketing and Influencer Marketing

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

Definitely working in an already established team helped me a lot to understand the pace of work and how important it is to help each other achieve a goal. I have learned that organization is essential to working optimally but that, should there be any hiccups, one should not panic but deal with problems rationally.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

All the activities I have done during my time within the agency have been, for me, opportunities for growth to better understand the world of work. I particularly appreciated that my colleagues trusted me from the start, giving me autonomy in managing different project activities, with their own final review. I also thank my colleagues because they have satisfied my every curiosity, coming alongside me and guiding me along this path: this has enabled me to understand many dynamics previously unknown to me.

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

I definitely understood how important it is to be able to work in a positive environment that helps develop one's abilities constructively, despite pressures dependent on external factors. I also understood how to analyze clients in order to better manage working relationships while coming up with new strategies tailored to their needs and goals.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

Certainly this path has given me the opportunity to discover aspects and realities of work that I did not know before and has made me aware of the direction I want to follow in my future working career.

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

I definitely understood how important it is to be able to work in a positive environment that helps develop one's abilities constructively, despite pressures dependent on external factors. I also understood how to analyze clients in order to better manage working relationships while coming up with new strategies tailored to their needs and goals.

Gabriele-FIumara

Gabriele Fiumara

24ORE Business School - Milan

Course of Study: Master Content Creation for Podcasts, Radio, TV and New Media

Area: Graphics and Videomaking

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

The internship experience gave me insight into the world of working within creative agencies. During this journey, I learned especially how important it is to have clear and correct communication with all team members.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

I have especially enjoyed working for clients in different industries, creating different videos for their social media. It has been a great challenge for me, and it has often allowed me to succeed in combining the graphic tastes of clients with my own personal tastes.

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

I discovered how important it is to collaborate with the whole team and how necessary it is to always have clear communication within it. I also learned to try to empathize with the client, to try to get the same point of view as him, and not just my own personal one.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

Absolutely. I got confirmation that I was suited to work on some specific types of productions, focusing my skills mainly on the Entertainment sector.

Maddalena-Iannantuoni

Maddalena Iannantuoni

ISGMD - Lecco

Course of study: Art Director

Area: Graphic Design

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

Having always worked alone, it was important for me to learn the methodologies of team working. In fact, this is an essential skill for coordinating with colleagues, performing all tasks to the best of one's ability and completing them while meeting deadlines.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

I was given the opportunity to present a graphic design to a client. Participating in this presentation was rewarding. Essential was observing and learning the complex dynamics between the agency and the client.

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

Of paramount importance to me was taking part in the daily dynamics that occur within the agency with clients, suppliers, and colleagues.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

This experience definitely clarified for me which field to specialize in and which areas I would like to direct my future work in.

Nicole-Riva

Nicole Riva

School: ITS AMMI Foundation - Monza

Course of study: Heritage & Digital Marketing Manager

Area: Social Media and Influencer Marketing

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

This training was my first experience in the agency and digital communication world. I learned how important teamwork is, being able to coordinate with other people and working well together to meet deadlines. Definitely an important learning experience that gave me the opportunity to understand what I want from my future.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

The world of social media as seen "from behind the scenes" was a completely new world that I had not yet delved into during my course of study. Every task I was given was a way for me to put myself out there. Crucial was always having direct feedback from colleagues who always advised me. Stimulating was approaching the editorial plans of some clients and thinking of innovative copy for posts for various socials. Certainly very challenging and not at all easy and obvious was the scouting of influencers.

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

Knowing how to work as a team and coordinate with colleagues to deliver perfect service in every detail is crucial. There is no competition, but mutual help. Have deadlines and work "under pressure" to deliver a project on time, but be able to resolve and intervene promptly to improve or change at the last minute some detail that the client no longer appreciates or has simply decided to do differently.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

This experience has definitely clarified for me what field I would like to work in once I finish my studies. Always be on the lookout for new stimuli, new ideas, look for the best communication strategy to promote a product while staying in step with current trends.

Cecilia-Baccolo

Cecilia Baccolo

School: ITS INCOM & Emit Feltrinelli - Milan

Course of study: Backend System Integrator & Frontend Developer for Industries 4.0

Area: Web Design and Web Developing

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

During this course I was able to learn mainly how best to develop a website. I learned about the importance of collaboration among the various teams in the agency, but more importantly, I had the opportunity to learn about all the various processes needed to carry out a good project.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

I really appreciated the opportunity to be included in the agency's projects right away and that they were from different commodity sectors. What I enjoyed most, however, was the constant interaction with other colleagues. I also appreciated all the lessons provided by my tutor, who helped me better understand the world of Advertising Agency.

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

I was already aware that in the business world, organization was key, but here at the Agency I was able to see for myself what it means to be an organized team and how that can affect productivity and project success. This is possible through clear communication among team members and careful planning of activities and deadlines.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

Yes, the internship helped me to understand my strengths but more importantly to understand more clearly what kind of professional career I would like to pursue in the future.

Marco_Quagliata

Marco Quagliata

School: ITS Rizzoli - Milan

Course of study: Digital Communication

Area: Social Media Marketing and Videomaking

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

This path has allowed me to collaborate in a team composed of determined people, but in which positivity prevails. Thanks to my internship at Spada Media Group, I expanded my knowledge in the digital sector, collaborating with colleagues who were willing to support me in every need. I have, in addition, expanded my photography portfolio, making shoots and videos for different individuals and clients, thus improving my skills, and experimenting with new and interesting work in every respect.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

Identifying one activity would be difficult, as I have enjoyed all the work done and assigned to me. Certainly, having had the opportunity to improve and increase my photographic and video skills was a unique opportunity that allowed me to meet several people in the industry. In addition to the actual work activities, I really enjoyed the team, as dealing with ambitious but serene colleagues allowed me to understand the true meaning of "team working."

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

I have, first of all, learned to work in an organized and solid team like Spada Media Group. In addition, I understood how to relate to clients and collaborators in a formal and professional manner, presenting and exhibiting projects. I also learned how to handle and deal with difficult situations, caused by uncontrollable contingencies.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

This experience has given me an even better understanding of what I want to do in my future. It gave me the opportunity to expand my knowledge and figure out what turn I would like to take in my business career. Certainly, this path allowed me to begin the climb toward achieving my goals.

Gaia-Sala

Gaia Hall

School: ITS Rizzoli - Milan

Course of study: Omnichannel Communication Specialist

Area: Graphic and Web Design

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

Through the internship, I was able to consolidate my schooling skills and understand how to best apply them in the activities that followed. The jobs where I have been allowed more autonomy are certainly the ones where I have had the opportunity to grow, as I have been able to directly measure my abilities within concrete projects.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

The activities that stimulated me the most are those where I had the opportunity to follow the project in its entirety: studying the most appropriate and functional solution for the client. Collaborating with a team to achieve a result has made me aware of the responsibility entrusted to me and given me greater motivation in achieving goals.

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

I discovered how trust is a necessary component in this kind of work. Building relationships that put trustworthiness at their core fosters lasting and fruitful collaborations-whether we are talking about the relationship between company and client or the relationship between team members.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

The multitude of departments provided me with a more complete overview of the different facets of the communication world. By collaborating with the different sections, I have compensated their primary tasks and defined those that I intend to explore in the future.

Melissa-Mignogni

Melissa Mignogni

ITS Rizzoli - Milan

Course of study: digital communication technologies & Marketing 4.0

Area: Graphic and Web Design

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

This internship experience represented my first real entry into the world of work and, in particular, agencies. For me, who was always used to working alone, it was also an opportunity to learn how to deal with each other within a team composed of different professionals.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

I appreciated the opportunity to deal with clients from various industries who taught me to adapt to different types of work. It was also very helpful for me to have direct feedback from my colleagues, to learn how to make the best of even discordant opinions.

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

I realized the importance of getting organized and meeting deadlines and that comparing-even multiple times-with someone else can only make everyone's work easier. In addition, I was able to experience firsthand what it is like to work and be in an environment every day that makes you feel comfortable and does not put pressure on you.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

The internship allowed me to better frame my strengths and weaknesses to work on in the future, while also helping to direct me toward the type of work I would like to do.

Beatrice-Nespoli

Beatrice Nespoli

CFP Bauer - Milan

Course of study: Web Design

Area: Graphic and Web Design

What skills have you learned and improved in this training?

Working in a team was definitely challenging and educational as it gave me the opportunity to engage with different professional figures with different levels of experience and allowed me to understand the importance of coordination among colleagues. In addition, during this course, I was able to observe and understand the working dynamics of an agency and how it interacts with clients.

What experience/activity did you enjoy the most?

I have appreciated the variety of work I have been entrusted with, due in part to the diversity of clients and fields in which they operate. During this experience, I also had the opportunity to participate in a team building day during which I was able to understand the importance of the group you work with and the dynamics you create within it.

What have you discovered about the world of work that you didn't know before?

I learned the importance of working in a stimulating and serene environment that spurs you to grow and do your best even in higher pressure situations. In addition, I realized the value of communication among colleagues, which allows for greater organization and leads to a better result in less time.

Did the internship allow you to better frame what you want to do in your future work?

Certainly this internship has allowed me to grow on a working level by giving me a greater awareness of my strengths and weaknesses, as well as a clearer idea of the professional figure I would like to become.