Intern Spotlight: Cecelia LeBus

July 10, 2020

We’re excited to formally introduce our newest team member, Cecelia Lebus! Cece is the second intern to go through our revamped Digital Marketing internship, and we’re already so impressed with the work she’s done. As a Senior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Marketing and minoring in Creative Writing (Nonfiction/Journalism), her skill set brings a lot to the table. Prior to interning with us, Cece was a student grader at Pitt, where she edited and graded writing assignments for a business course. She also has been working as a social media/marketing manager for a resale clothing store for over two years. 

When asked why she chose to apply for this internship with Cosmitto, she shared that she really liked our company culture. “I think it’s so important to love where you work because that energy and passion translate into your own work. Just looking at Cosmitto from the outside, I could tell it was genuine and would be a place I could enjoy the content I produce and grow while doing it.” Get to know Cece in this Q&A below!

Q: How did you learn about Cosmitto?

A:  I saw Cosmitto on Pitt’s website for internships this summer. I was going to be studying and interning abroad in London but it got canceled because of coronavirus. Cosmitto got me excited again after losing my summer plans, so I’m incredibly grateful for that.

Q: What are you most looking forward to learning about during this internship? 

A: I am excited to learn more about the different departments in marketing. I have mainly done social media work but I really want to expand my knowledge of every facet of digital marketing.

Q: What’s your dream job?

A:  This is a tough one because it changes all the time. One thing stays pretty constant though—writing. I would want to be able to use writing in some capacity. The ultimate dream is songwriting or publishing a book. (Or being a ballerina, but I can’t dance so that one may stay a dream haha.)

Q: What are you most passionate about?

A:  There’s a lot to be passionate about, but I’d say it’s being able to connect with people through writing, art, and music. 

Q: What’s the best social campaign you’ve seen recently?

A: I really liked what the New York Public Library and Mother did on the NYPL Instagram. They made classic novels and stories accessible to a wider and younger audience by putting them on their Instagram stories accompanied by animations. The campaign #instanovels was their biggest increase in followers to date. I love that. 

Q: What are your favorite Instagram accounts to follow?

A:  @bestofvegan, @sanctuarywrld, I love @humansofny as well. I cry almost every time I read their posts. I’m also obsessed with @beautyspock  and @best.dressed, they both have the coolest style. 

Q: What about Twitter?

A: @codyko, @sza, @lifeofrickey 

Q: Where is the coolest place you’ve ever been?

A: Probably Switzerland. Seeing the alps in person and just the general serenity and beauty of the country is something out of a dream. 

Q: What’s one thing you could eat every day?

A:  Avocado toast (must have sriracha). Also, watermelon is a favorite.

Q: Where’s your favorite lunch spot in Pittsburgh?
A: Condado Tacos! The vegetarian options are amazing.

Q: What are some of your favorite movies? Name a few.

A:  Little Women (2019), 10 Things I Hate About You (Heath Ledger & Julia Stiles I mean wow), Roman Holiday, Call Me By Your Name, Good Will Hunting,  Bridesmaids 

Q: What are some of your favorite books?

A:  The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy, We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, On Writing by Stephen King, The Secret History by Donna Tartt, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen,  Call me by your name by André Aciman, and anything by Maya Angelou. 

This is so hard, It’s like picking a favorite child. 

Q: What’s one song you could listen to on endless repeat?

A: Nights by Frank Ocean or any song by Harry Styles 

Q: Coffee, tea, or other?

A: Tea, I drink it every day.  

Q: What would your Patronus take the shape of?

A:  I don’t know honestly, but my house would be Ravenclaw according to the quiz.

Q: What’s your favorite thing about Pittsburgh?

A: I love how connected everything is–by the bridges and the people. 

Q: Pierogies or Primantis?

A: Pierogies!

Q: What’s the first thing you’d do if you won the lottery?

A: Buy my mom a house in Italy where her mother grew up. 

Q: What is your biggest fear?

A: To run out of time, I think.

Q: What are three things still left on your bucket list? 

A:  1.) Work in London 2.) Write a book 3.) See the Louvre in person

Q: Who do you hope to be in 5 years?

A: Someone that 2020 me would be proud of. 

I think it’s so important to love where you work because that energy and passion translate into your own work.

Cheyenne Knight

Cheyenne Knight