Hey fish. If i take an internship as a creative in pharma will i be screwed? Would love to transition into consumer after if possible.

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Yes. Completely screwed. No one will hire you for anything ever. It’s like being an actor in a commercial for herpes - hard to get a date afterwards. Even considering the opportunity taints you.

Ok. There’s been lots of conversation about this here, check the posts. You will not be “completely screwed,” especially not from an internship. Do the work, learn some stuff, get some experience. There are a lot of pharma agencies because there’s a lot of pharma work, and good managers at other agencies know and understand that. Agencies need talent and you need a job. Can it be hard, especially as a creative? Absolutely. But perpetuating this myth of complete screwed-ness will only serve to make it a reality.

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You said taint!

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You’re posting in the pharma bowl. You may see our side as jail, but we don’t. If you already have this attitude, stay out. More money for us to count in our beautiful, large apartments.

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Don’t do it. I’ve been on both sides of the industry. People will say it won’t pigeonhole you. They’re lying. It will. Pharma people have no personality. It will pay you more for a reason. It’s a trap. Consumer pays less but so much more creative opportunity. Just remember : if you’re asking a question you’re asking it for a reason. If you’re asking yourself “did I put on weight?” Most likely you have. Don’t trust anyone in this business. They lie. Listen to actions and not words. Trust your gut.

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🙏🙏🙏so true

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What are you a director of ?

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Title inflation

I asked my question because it sounds like you must be on the account side trying to move over to creative. If you’re a creative, are you a design director or what? It matters because it depends what level you’re at. If you’re a junior or right out of school, internships make sense no matter where you go

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I've been getting tired of answering these so happy the other fish are picking up the fight. BTW!, you may even find that you like it! You virtually know nothing about the industry rn, which spans so many things and is rapidly growing as a field, and just like general consumer, your experience can greatly vary based on exactly what you work on and exactly who your boss and team is. You're not going to magically be happier on a car account (auto is one of the most boring things to work on!), so always keep an open mind about life's opportunities. Be curious and open to experiencing different things then deciding from there.

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a CAR T account on the other hand is one of the least boring things imaginable to work on :D admittedly I'm a nerd

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I'm in pharma and I think this is a reasonable question. Some people would rather be more marketable than specialized. If you're tired of answering the question, then move on.

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No you won’t be screwed. You’ll get experience, and nobody’s going to pigeonhole you for a three month internship. If your book is good, that’s what matters most.

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Yes..totally 🕺🏻

If you consider yourself a good designer, my agency, Grey Group, is hiring. DM me if interest!

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Don’t know your specific situation, but I have personally, and seen others, transition out of pharma into “regular” consumer. Mostly business side though, IDK about creatives

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