Lauren Collins

Digital Communications Intern

Florida State University
Digital communications Intern
TUSA communications, Arlington, VA

WORKING HERE

I spend my day researching trends and Thales news and creating content to share online. Thales is a global, innovative and fast-paced company. Here, you need to use your creativity to think outside the box and do things differently.

WHY IT’S SO GOOD

Since I joined as an intern, I’ve been working on a project to increase brand awareness in the U.S., both internally and externally. Thales is such a huge, multi-dimensional company that it can be difficult for the public to understand fully what we do. To date, I’ve been involved with internet and intranet management and helping to coordinate activity at U.S. trade shows. I’ve learned a lot in a short amount of time which has been great for my career development.

MAKING AN IMPACT

I recently attended the APEX Expo in California where I promoted Thales’s involvement through social media. It was the first time I saw, firsthand, how my work made a positive impact and was made even more rewarding because a colleague from France was flown over to show me the ropes.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

It’s reassuring to know that people here care about my career. Thales has a professional development program that encourages every employee to sit down with their manager and discuss where they want to be in a year, or even five years down the line. Thanks to this support, I’ve started learning French – and that’s just the beginning.

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I spend my day researching trends and Thales news and creating content to share online. Thales is a global, innovative and fast-paced company. Here, you need to use your creativity to think outside the box and do things differently.

Since I joined as an intern, I’ve been working on a project to increase brand awareness in the U.S., both internally and externally. Thales is such a huge, multi-dimensional company that it can be difficult for the public to understand fully what we do. To date, I’ve been involved with internet and intranet management and helping to coordinate activity at U.S. trade shows. I’ve learned a lot in a short amount of time which has been great for my career development.

I recently attended the APEX Expo in California where I promoted Thales’s involvement through social media. It was the first time I saw, firsthand, how my work made a positive impact and was made even more rewarding because a colleague from France was flown over to show me the ropes.

It’s reassuring to know that people here care about my career. Thales has a professional development program that encourages every employee to sit down with their manager and discuss where they want to be in a year, or even five years down the line. Thanks to this support, I’ve started learning French – and that’s just the beginning.