Well our intern class officially graduated a few weeks ago but due to an overwhelming amount of applications I have been sending out it seems that I forgot to write a final blog.
The last 4 months have been such an amazing experience for me not just educationally but I came out of it with some amazing new friends and incredible memories. Whether in the office or out of the office Class 14 tore it up and enjoyed every moment we could. I know I personally learned a lot about time management, the intracies of business accounting (I know there is still a ton to learn but personally I will probably avoid the nitty gritty of it) and a ton of new tactics for social marketing. I must say though the biggest of them all is that I learned just how much I like about combining my love for creativity with my skills with lots and lots of data. Marketing, PR and Sales all utilize so many unique creative approaches that when we are in the trenches working through we forget that all these approaches have tons upon tons of data backing them up and if they don’t already we should start tracking it in order to show how effective our new idea truly was.
Other than knowledge learned and good times the internship did serve a nice little beating to my outside life. There were definitely days where I found myself working late into the night on a project for the company completely blowing through plans I had made with friends and on the flip side I had family events that came up last minute that I could not miss making it so that I missed an important company event. I realized quickly though that finding this balance between internship and life was never going to be perfect but thankfully I pulled from my experience of working a more than full time job to give me a good start and the rest I had to fake it until i made it work. Moving on though I feel like I was able to get a pretty good balance of life and work combined with an enourmoss amount of growth.
That all being said I am really going to miss all the days working in the intern cave, pounding our heads to try and figure out ways to complete our projects, followed by a must needed few drinks later that night as a group. Since I am still working on eCommerce and warehouse stuff for Bamboo I still get to see all of the staff so I don’t miss them quite yet but I know once I move on from Bamboo Skateboards I will miss this office a ton.
What is next you may ask and well its pretty simple, scour malakye.com for all companies’ postings, in fact resumes are already being sent to every company with an opening that I feel I could excel at. Fingers crossed that I make the cut and am able to show off my interviewing skills!!
As I close this post and say farewell I have to thank Mark, Jackie, Geoff, Wyatt and all the other Interns (Alex, Sean, Jonathan and Ashley) for making these last 4 months ones that I will never forget!