Interviewee Name: Kristen Higuera
Intern Position Title: A&R/Marketing Intern
Company Name: A&M/Octone Records
Location: New York, New York
Tell us a bit about yourself:
I am going into my senior year at Texas A&M University pursuing a degree in Communications with a minor in art. Oh, and I really like music.
CreativeInterns: Can you tell us the steps you took to land this internship?
Kristen Higuera: Lots and lots of research. With A&M/Octone, I had a phone interview then a Skype interview…and before I knew it I was on a plane headed to NYC.
CI: What attracted you to this company?
KH: A&M/Octone’s artist roster is extremely diverse. I felt that I could get a taste of what it is like to work with various genres instead of just one.
CI: What skills are you learning while at your internship?
KH: It is a very hands-on experience filled with brainstorming sessions and production meetings. I’m learning a lot about the logistics that go into keeping up with each and every artist signed to the label.
CI: Can you describe what a normal day is for an intern at your company?
KH: There really isn’t a “normal day” at the office and I love that. Everyday when I walk in at 10am, I never know what I might do or where I might be. I have gotten the chance to go on some really cool adventures to places like Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios, Spotify, and MTV.
CI: How would you describe your workplace environment in three words or less?
KH: Laid back.
KH: Decide what to be and go be it.
CI: What do you do to fill the inspiration gas tank?
KH: Nothing is more inspiring then an adventure with some swell tunes and good company.
CI: What’s next for you?
KH: We’ll see..
CI: What’s your dream job?
I am film and music enthusiast, so eventually I hope to find myself making the soundtracks for movies and TV shows.