“I think it is extremely important for students to complete internships while they’re in school because getting that real-world experience is essential.”
One of the awesome things about my internship with Epic Web Studios is the wide variety of work that I get to do. Day-to-day, I am responsible for managing my client’s social media accounts, creating new content for them, and monitoring/reporting on the analytics. I also do a lot of blog writing for different clients, and regularly write copy for client’s websites.
I think it is extremely important for students to complete internships while they’re in school because getting that real-world experience is essential. Most jobs require relevant experience in your field, so if you take the time to complete internships while getting your degree, you will have a giant head start once you graduate. Internships also allow you to explore the different kinds of jobs that are available in your field, and connects you with valuable references.
I definitely owe all of my marketing and business knowledge to Edinboro University, specifically the business department. The Career Center, Career Prep Class, and Job Fairs at Edinboro have also been a huge help with my resume, networking, and professional skills. All of the professors and staff members have been extremely encouraging and motivating throughout my four years here.
This summer I received a paid internship position at UPMC Hamot as their Marketing and Communications intern. I am so excited to work for such a large, successful company and hope that all of my internship experience will lead me to a full-time marketing position after the summer.