Meet Troy: Our Intern in Britain Competition Winner

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Our Intern in Britain Competition Winner Troy has arrived in London to claim his prize: an incredible internship adventure in one of the world's most famous cities, London! Let's meet the lucky man...

Awesome to meet you Troy! So glad you're here. Let's get to know you with some quick-fire questions! 

How old are you?

I'm 21. 

Where are you from?

I live in Centreville VA, about 40 mins South of Washington D.C.

Where do you go to school?

I am a rising senior at James Madison University.

What course do you do?

I am studying sustainable energy and transportation.

Describe yourself in three words.

Eclectic, energetic, optimistic

Fruit Loops or Lucky Charms?

Loops!

What would your autobiography be called?

"If your life was a movie, would you watch it?"

Which actor would you cast to play you in the film of your life?

Zac Efron (Troy Bolton)

What would your superpower be?

"Gonna Fly Now"

Jelly or Jam?

We be jammin'.

Why did you want to come and intern in London?

My parents have always loved the city. They even worked in London through BUNAC in the 80s. I have always wanted to work abroad somewhere and I could not imagined a greater place to do so. 

Had you traveled a lot before you came to London?

I had never been abroad before coming here, so it has been quite the experience so far.

Is London like you imagined?

It is one thing to watch videos about the city and research, however now that I'm here it is just amazing. The first couple days I was just amazed, every step was eye-opening. 

What was your first thought when you stepped off the plane?

"I'm actually in London, wow this is awesome."

What’s the first thing you’re going to do when you get back to the U.S?

Make an amazing video of my trip/travels, then head to the beach!

Do you think you will come back to London/Europe?

Yes absolutely! I'm loving every moment here!

Tell us about your internship so far. Where have you been interning and what does your internship involve?

I’m a marketing intern at STA Travel and being based in Central London is really exciting! So far I have been creating digital media content which we then share to our targeted audiences. I’ve also been able to spend some time looking at Google Analytics and search engine optimization which is super interesting as well as working closely with the content team.

What did you expect from your internship so far? Has it differed from your expectations? 

As marketing is something I have never done before, I didn’t know what to expect. To be honest, the work environment is more relaxed then I thought it would be which helped me to settle in quickly. It’s made me realize that every office environment differs which can definitely be a good thing!

Start your Intern in Britain application now, and keep your eye out for more of Troy's blogs about his experience across the pond! In his next blog post, we learn more his duties on his internship and all the transferable skills he's picked up in the stunning backdrop of London.