Today we are excited to welcome a new face to our office—our marketing intern, Lorena Djuknic!

For the next four months, Lorena will be working with our team on all internal marketing initiatives, so keep an eye out for her on our social channels, email, and blog posts!

Offering internships not only allows us to give young aspiring professionals a look inside the working world, but it also helps us to stay on our toes. Fresh faces often bring new ideas to the table and help us see our own world in a new and different way. One of our daily guiding philosophies here at The A Group is that anyone can learn from anyone. Your interns not only have a lot to learn from you, but you can learn a lot from them too—even if you’re in the C-Suite!

Our EVP, Diana Marsh says, “It is important to give college students a glimpse into what their future might look like in their chosen profession. Internships give students the chance to see if they have made the right choice, and offering these opportunities allows us to create a talent pool for new positions.”

Originally from Croatia, Lorena made the move to the U.S. after receiving a tennis scholarship from Lipscomb University here in Nashville, Tennessee. On her first day in the office, we got a chance to learn a little bit more about her, and we’d love to share a small part of her story with you as well.

1. Where are you from?
Zagreb, Croatia.

2. What brought you to the United States? 
Tennis Scholarship to attend Lipscomb University.

3. What are you studying? 
Double major in marketing and entrepreneurship with a minor in internet and social media.

4. How did you hear about The A Group? 
I met Holly Grenvicz at a Lipscomb Presidential Ambassador event, and she introduced me with The A Group. I did my research and was particulary intreaged by The A Group official website - the way it looked and the way it was written for TAG’s audience.

5. What are you hoping to bring to The A Group through this internship? 
Being a tennis player, I want to use my team experience in helping strengthen this company’s environment that is based on teamwork. Hard work and dedication as my strengths can help me overcome many challenges that arises. I wish to bring fresh ideas about connecting with younger audience through the use of social media and internet platforms. I would hope that my international background and cultural differences may add to that aspect as well.

6. What are you hoping to learn from this internship? 
I hope to learn how things are done in the real world, how everything connects in order to fulfill the needs of a client, and to discover in what aspect of marketing I am preforming the best in order to be a perfect fit for the company.

7. What do you like the most about the marketing world?
That is changing DAILY. I prefer a fast pace, and as an athlete, I like the aspect of competing against daily changes in order to provide our clients with the best possible solutions.

8. What do you like most about the United States? 
That hard work and dedication in the work environment is noticed. Based on my experience so far, when a person is willing to put in the work, only the sky is the limit in U.S.

9. What’s one interesting or surprising thing you have learned about U.S. since you have been here? 
Hmm. Definetely that food in the South is done only one way: fried! (which is really delicious!) And that Apple products are a number one go-to tech devices.

10. What do you miss most about home when you are here? 
Our coast. Croatia is known as a country of thousand Islands, so its coast and Adriatic Sea are absolutely stunnin which makes it perfect summer location. (If you ever need ideas on places to go, please let me know!) I also miss seafood. 

11. Tell us three fun facts about yourself:
1. I went skydiving after getting this internship!
2. Any sport, just name it, I will play it!
3. I can’t sing, but I love to. Sorry TAG team!

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