Hi! My name is Anastasia, and I’m a social media marketer and editor from Russia. I came to the U.S. as a State Department fellow for five weeks, and, for three of them, I was an intern at MILO. It was a really great time, which felt like only a couple of days. So here are three things which I liked most about working at MILO. 

Professionalism. You know, sometimes a daily routine in digital can be horrifying with all those deadlines, misunderstandings and unexpected circumstances. At MILO, everything is under control. I love seeing how people in MILO masterfully rule the process, make great content strategies, create brilliant ad campaigns and still stay very peaceful. 

People. When people ask me what do I like most in America, I answer ‘people’. Americans made me feel like home here since the first day of my trip, and the people at MILO weren’t an exception. In spite of different cultures and my terrifying Russian accent, as a worker, I felt absolutely comfortable. Everyone in the office was so open-minded, friendly and helpful that I didn’t suffer from any difficulties at all. Also, it was so nice of my colleagues to give me work tasks that would also be fun for me. For example, to take Detroit photos for MILO’s clients. That’s a thing that needed to be done and also acted as a kind of excursion for me.

Cultural exchange. When I came to this internship and started speaking about my country, people and Russian, I suddenly looked up on my culture in some different way. How is it possible that one of the most popular messengers is blocked, but still stays as one the most popular? Or why some Russian sweets are called ‘Bird milk’ (do they really have milk?!). There were lots of questions to think about. 

I know that working with interns takes a lot of time, especially when this intern is a foreigner, and that time is money. I’m absolutely grateful for my experience at MILO and hope that this is not the last time we will see each other.