I am working for DipJar as a marketing intern this summer.
HOW DID YOU FIND THIS OPPORTUNITY?
I found this opportunity through a family friend who is an investor of this company, to whom I reached out asking if she had heard of any available marketing internship opportunities.
WHAT HAS YOUR EXPERIENCE BEEN LIKE AND WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED?
I have had an amazing experience working at this company because it is a start-up. I have gotten to see the inner workings of a company that is brand new and trying to grow and make a name for itself. I have learned a lot about marketing strategy, sales strategy, and basic skills to keep a company functioning and help it grow. My writing skills have improved and I have learned how to write in a way that is geared toward a specific audience, as well as writing to highlight a specific product in the best way possible. My customer relations skills have improved through many phone calls with both current and potential customers. I have also learned skills involving media production such as photography, videos, GIFs, and social media postings. I was able to write several blog posts that were actually published on the company's website, which was a great feeling.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER STUDENTS?
My advice to other students is to seek out internships with relatively new companies that need help getting on their feet because you will be offered more opportunities and given more responsibilities since the company is so small. I think interning at larger companies are great, but might involve less hands-on tasks and more background and small-scale ones. It's a great feeling knowing that my work is actually being published as the face of the company, and I am playing a large role in helping them succeed. I am very happy to have gotten the opportunity to work here, and have gained invaluable experience because of it.