How has this experience (Internship) made you consider your college path that will ultimately lead to your career?
I feel that this has led me to find more interest in a major directed less specifically towards photography and journalism, and more towards marketing, advertising, business, and communications, as well as art or graphic design. I think these majors would all be more suitable in the area I would like to go into, which would be media marketing and management. Although these majors would target the specific career I would like to go into, there are also a lot of employees here who didn't necessarily go right into those specific careers, but since their majors gave them skills and understanding that still assisted them in this job field, they were able to make a career out of it. I still do have the motivation to find a college where I would also like to start my career.
Consider what you have observed and learned about your mentor or other employees at your site, and reflect on your own academic & professional preparation.
I've learned a lot from everyone around me, and I know all of it will assist me in school and any new experiences I face. Some skills and qualities that I noticed in my mentor and colleagues that I want to mirror are focus, collaborative understanding, and humor as well as a lighthearted attitude while working. I think all of these skills would not only shape me into a more determined student, but also a more enjoyable individual to work with. Some knowledge that I learned was both new terminology and new programs. I used Agorapulse, a social media program, and Trello, a scheduling, planning, and assignment tracking program for the office. I also used Dropbox, a file storing application, and learned a bit about Whatagraph, a media analytics program, but never had to personally use it. All of these programs were pretty simple once I knew how to use them, and I feel they will help me in the future.
A month long course that allows the student intern to gain experience in the work environment of their choice, as well as complete a project while collaborating with their mentor.