Happy Campers

“I loved that the entire project tied in to Stone Ward's principles and philosophy. It was incredible working with a real client and seeing how our individual efforts came together to make a difference in such a great organization. I definitely learned more in these eight weeks than in most of my college experience.“
Ruby Gonzalez
Ruby Gonzalez
University of Oklahoma
“I really appreciated how big our Building Good project was, because we learned a lot and got to see the process from beginning to end. I also liked how much it required the interns to work together, giving us a stronger appreciation for other departments and a stronger friendship with each other.“
Emily Nicks
Emily Nicks
Harding University
“Collaboration, working with a client, and experiencing the media process. I loved getting to see the implementation of everything! I learned that connections are so important and will help you throughout your career.“
Jacob Mitchell
Jacob Mitchell
University of Central Arkansas
“I learned a lot about how the agency works outside of itself and uses the strengths of those around them to give their clients the best experience.“
Stormi Leonard
Ouachita Baptist University
“The most relevant part of Camp Reality for me were the assignments, which are real world samples I can provide in my writing portfolio. They will definitely come in handy. Plus, writing them was a great creative exercise. I learned all about deadlines and the quick turnarounds an agency often faces. Coming into this internship, I was excited and also nervous to create real work for clients, but with the help of collaborators and mentors, I’ve learned I can do it. Yes, it can be challenging, but it is feasible. And fun!”
Peyton Ellis
University of Central Arkansas
“By no means is this internship a marathon. It’s a sprint. Don’t try to survive through it. This is such a small window of time. Make the most of it by showing up with a smiling face and always be willing to help. SERVE. Ask not what the agency can do for you, but what you can do for the agency. Always be a student. There is never a stupid question. Try to meet with someone in each department. Say thank you. Dare to be great.”
Jack Thomas
Harding University
“This internship has surpassed all of my expectations. I knew I was going to have a great time and learn a lot, but I had no idea I would end up leaving with this amount of knowledge. I have also had a chance to network and form relationships with so many people, and that is priceless.”
Jasmine Conley
University of Central Arkansas
“I was surprised by the culture at Stone Ward. Despite all the big personalities, everyone is genuinely friends. It was such a nice surprise to see such good chemistry at work. It helps for people to feel comfortable and have the freedom to be creative.”
Rachel Ruddell
Baylor University
“To future Camp Reality interns: Get involved with the networking events, ask questions if you have them, rely on your supervisors, keep asking questions and take notes constantly. Also, be kind to the dogs — they will be many and they are the epitome of good.”
Zach Wellman
Elon University