KC Welcomes Agency Intern Kristen Brandhagen

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A 2016 graduate of the University of Minnesota’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Kristen Brandhagen joins the ranks of KC with a major in strategic communications and a minor in business management. Her previous internship experiences in public relations and marketing include working for Mayo Clinic and the Center for Individualized Medicine.

Kristen was exposed to advertising in her journalism classes, where she came up with campaign ideas for Matador Beef Jerky and Affordamac, an Apple reseller. As Agency Intern Kristen gets to try on multiple hats for departments across the agency. While she knows she wants to have a client-facing role, she’ll get an idea for how a no-BS agency works and which avenues she can pursue in the industry, all while making sure the La Croix is in stock.

When not dutifully stocking the fridge with delicious sparkling water every day at KC, you can find Kristen running around Lake Calhoun, trying out new restaurants, and constantly re-watching reruns of great comedy shows.