Throughout my college career, I was always unsure about what I wanted to do next. Graduating a semester early has given me some extra time to further develop my talents and explore potential career paths, without feeling like I am falling behind my peers. After talking with Margaret and accepting the internship position with Apex, I felt as if this was the best place to strengthen my skillset in three main areas: content creation, social media, and internal communications. All of these are things that I have been exposed to somewhat, but I really wanted to gain more hands-on experience in a real-world setting.
My first day was a little overwhelming as I walked through the office and was introduced to person after person. Everyone was so nice and welcomed me enthusiastically and I knew this was going to be a good place to work. I could already sense the company culture after only being in the office a few short hours. During my second week, I was able to attend the annual Chili Cook-off and mingle with people other than those in the marketing department and they all made me feel welcome. This was just another example of how strong the company culture was.
As I mentioned, one of my biggest goals was having the chance to produce content that would actually be seen by people other than my classmates and professors. I have already gotten a taste of utilizing social media by sitting in on meetings and brainstorming sessions. Being tasked with writing blogs, like this one, has given me a chance to showcase my writing and produce content. I can already tell that there will be an opportunity to practice my internal communications with the Intranet, “Bennie”, and getting everyone excited for the move to the new building.
I hope this internship will bring me clarity about what I want to do later in my career. There is valuable experience I can gain by being a part of the move and to seeing the company grow. I am excited to see what the rest of my time here will bring and what other new opportunities I will be exposed to.