Carly Gross, a rising junior at Penn State’s Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, was Corporate Communications’ summer intern. She was responsible for creating Origlio’s mid-week email blasts sent to retailers, suppliers and employees, a task that required coordination with the company’s sales & marketing teams. Carly enjoyed the creative aspects of her job and was happy to be part of a team that valued her ideas and opinions. She also loved working with her dad, Fred Gross, Origlio’s VP of Sales & Marketing. “He gives me great advice. After years of looking up to him, it’s been interesting for me to see all the responsibilities he has at work. I’m also familiar with a lot of the industry terms we use in the communications department because I’ve been hearing them for years, so that’s a bonus.”
What do you find most challenging about your internship? The most challenging part coming into this experience was having the confidence to do the job. But with each day and each new task I’m given, I’m becoming much more self-assured.
What do you like to do when you’re not working? I love to watch sports, whether it be at home or going to a game. Sixers games are my favorite, but I also love attending Penn State football games and tailgating with my friends & family. Those experiences have been amazing.
If you had your own talk show, your first three guests would be… Tyrese Maxey, Morgan Wallen and Julie Ertz.
What are three things on your bucket list? I want to travel to Greece, attend a Super Bowl (hopefully one that includes the Eagles) and be a guest on a podcast or create my own.
The last TV show you binged was… Selling Sunset.
Your favorite movie of all time is… Forrest Gump.
If you could be anywhere, drinking any beverage… I’d be on the beach in LBI with a Red Bull in hand (I’m not 21 yet).