How to get your dream advertising internship

Our 3rd-year KK students are currently doing their internships locally and across the globe. Knowing that you can’t just sit back and hope stuff happens, they’ve gone to great lengths to win placements at their dream agencies. We’d like to share some of their journey’s …

Catherine Understrup has wanted to work at the ultra-cool SNASK studio in Sweden for quite some time. Last year they were full and this year she was told they had a two-year waiting list. Undeterred, she designed a ping-pong paddle, packed it in a golden box with a letter challenging the owners to gamble the internship on a match of ping-pong and sent it to Stockholm. She then time-travelled two years into the future and is currently the happiest girl in Sweden. Find the full story here

Ole Hoffman and Kristoffer Winther have always admired the work of Jung von Matt in Hamburg. They decided to grab the bull by the horns and set up a meeting during this year’s Cannes Creativity Festival. Then, they somehow managed to totally screw things up by being 25 minutes late. Twenty-five minutes. That’s like a career-ending amount of time to make a Creative Director sit around waiitng for two random guys from Denmark. Desperate to make up for their French faux par, they cleverly turned adversity into opportunity. They hand-made a wall clock that punches their heads for 25 minutes every hour, every day. They sent it to the agency in Hamburg, and hoped for the best. Now, they’re known as ‘The clock guys’ and will be working at Jung van Matt from January.Advertising_Internships_KK3

Simon Konski and Christoffer Højgaard (of Dorito Lord fame!) have deep respect for the crazy stuff coming out of Gerry Graf’s agency (Barton F. Graf 9000) in New York, but wanted to approach their creative hero with flair. So, they built a website specifically for him with references to work created by BFG9000. Every project on their website it is based on what they thought Gerry would like. They then sent him a rather delightful postcard inviting him to have a look. A few weeks went by with the loudest radio silence ever… and the guys had pretty much given up … until … a BFG9000 recruiter emailed to chat on skype. It must have gone well as they will be working with Gerry in January. Well done guys! Simon_Christoffer_KK3

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