Internship experience is a crucial asset to have on one’s resume prior to graduation day. An internship is a great way to gain experience in the field you wish to start a career in.
However, it is not always as simple as it sounds. In today’s corporate landscape, companies don’t utilize their interns to the fullest of their potential; they give them tedious jobs that don’t give them hands-on experience of what working for the company is really like. Speaking from experience, many interns come out of their internships feeling as if they wasted their time because they didn’t gain any real, usable experience out of it.
That is why it is important to find a company who understands the importance of training and utilizing interns.
As an intern for lotus823, I have gained more experience in two days than I have at a previous internship that lasted months. Unlike my previous internship where I spent four long hours tearing brochures, at lotus823 I have already attempted my first SERP report and have also been exposed to SEO meta data. Since I’ve started this internship, the team has been very welcoming and they are willing to answer any questions I have.
The environment that the team works in is very relaxing. It’s not your typical day at the office where everyone sits at their own cubicle and doesn’t speak to one another. At the office there is always music playing in the background, employees engaging with each other, all while still focusing on their daily tasks and to-do lists. I think it is essential for a company to create such a relaxing work environment. In order for them to succeed at their job they must want to be there, and it is obvious that the lotus team enjoys being at their job as much as I do.
During the two days a week that I intern, I look forward to what new tasks I must complete. I enjoy being included in their meetings, as well as receiving feedback on my daily headline news articles, and on the other tasks I have completed. As an intern for the lotus team I feel as if I am learning a lot of new skills that can help me in my future.
This by far is the most engaging and worthwhile internship I have had. I have gained more knowledge in link building for clients, better insight for creating meta data sets, and a better understanding of what sites to use when creating SERP reports. I look forward to learning more during my experience here as it helps pave the way for my future career.