Interns. We read about them every single day in the New York Times, we watch them in Owen Wilson/Vince Vaughn movies, we make them buy toilet paper for the office, but what do we really know about them?
Our summer interns have been on the job for almost a month, and already they’ve managed to make Bullhorn better. Their enthusiasm and intelligence is palpable; we couldn’t be happier with their work so far. Plus, they definitely up the eye candy quotient of the office. I mean, come on. They’re very good looking.
Both recent college graduates (Chloe from UK, Ben from EKU), both creative powerhouses, and both complete weirdos in the very best way – these kids are going places. I sat down with Chloe and Ben to learn more.
Who are you?
C: I’m Chloe Hollon, and I’m the Account Management and Business Development intern.
B: Ben Cheatham. I’m the Design intern.
What kind of stuff do you work on here?
B: Cool stuff. I work on projects ranging from simple print layouts, to website layouts, to client research, to image development for Bullhorn’s very own blog. [Interviewer’s note: Ben did all the images for the Easy Rider, Block + Lot, Shelly Fortune, and Keene Trace posts]
How did you get to Bullhorn?
B: I went to a breakout design presentation put on by Bullhorn, that’s where I came to know about the full Bullhorn Experience.
C: I remember the first video I saw. It was for the Hope Center and I cried.
How did you get to the kind of work you’re doing now?
C: I kind of fell into account management when I started interning at the Carnegie Center under Jessica Mohler, and I discovered I actually really enjoyed it. That may have also just been her. I really loved working with her.
B: I’ve always had a passion for art and design. At one point I thought about going into engineering/design to do car design. I soon realized with graphic design you can touch almost every aspect of life, altering everyday objects to create a more personal relationship, changing how we interact with the world.
What else do you do?
B: I work as a full time district/store manager at Zaxby’s. Also I do a lot of freelance work. And I work out of my garage, building furniture from recycled resourced material. [This is just one of the many things Ben has in common with Channing Tatum’s character in Magic Mike.]
C: Currently I’m working at National Provisions Beer Hall. We have over 100 beers and my goal for the summer is to try them all. My hobbies include photography, water color painting, and binge-watching 30 Rock.
Let’s get serious. What’s your style inspiration for business casual wear?
C: Zooey Deschanel. She’s so cute and classy. I like mixing classic pieces with fun vintage finds.
B: My closet is a mix of Express button-downs and dirty rock band t-shirts. A mix of dirty and sophisticated.
What’s your themesong?
C: You Make My Dreams Come True by Hall and Oates.
B: Avicii: Levels.
What were you like in middle school?
C: The worst.
B: I was a loner at first, then I started playing basketball and football, and I developed into my social groups.
Have you ever seen an alien?
C: No, but I do believe in them. I think it’s ignorant not to.
Have you ever seen a ghost?
B: No, but all I can say is: don’t sleep in a 150-year-old church because you will probably hear the organ playing by itself in the middle of the night.
How would your worst enemy describe you?
C: “Sarcastic bitch.” Probably.
Now for the tough stuff. Irish car bombs: pro or con?
C: I refuse to drink anything that curdles if I don’t chug it fast enough. That’s too much pressure.
B: Depends on how the night ends…
Interested in becoming an intern? Learn more about our past application process here. The whole thing will start again in August. Bone up.
Chloe Hollon is on Twitter.
Ben Cheatham has a website. He doesn’t tweet, and he refuses to be my friend on Facebook so don’t even try.