As I near the completion of my six-month internship, I have had some time to think about all that I have not only learnt, but also all that I have learned to love. My time as an MYK Intern has been educational and enjoyable and although I am sad to leave, I am excited to use the skills I have learned to move onwards and upwards in the industry. Throughout these past six months I have become a better learner and have acquired skills in an industry that is only expanding. MYK’s digital marketing internship has been nothing short of amazing and I am excited for other students like me to experience what I have with MYK Websites.
When I was first informed of the opportunity to part take in a digital marketing internship, I was on edge unsure if I should actually do it. Because I had close to no experience in website design, it was a big step out of my comfort zone and I came up with reasons not to apply. It was finally the last day to apply when I got pressured into pressing the submit button on my application. Not expecting much from it, I did the interview, and man – am I ever glad I did!
After receiving the news from Michael that I would be taking on the six-month internship program I was excited but also extremely nervous. Being in my first year I started to doubt my abilities in balancing school and extra curricular and thought it would be impossible to do both. Once we started with the program though, I realized just how possible it was.
As Michael is also a student who shares a similar schedule and workload as the rest of his interns, he is extremely understanding and accommodating when it comes to the school-internship balance. Scheduling meetings based on all of our schedules, I never found myself extremely tied down or stressed due to the commitment I had as an intern. Our meetings weren’t stressful or a burden, they were fun, engaging and interesting.
Learning through hands on trial and error work, all three of us interns worked together to understand digital marketing and website design. We helped each other out when it was necessary and put our heads together to put our best and most creative feet forward. This made the work easy and fun rather than an extra thing to worry about.
Going into this digital marketing internship with no idea of how to design or create a website, I was nervous. In saying this, I was also extremely excited to be exposing myself to another industry that is booming and will continue to grow in our technological age. Over the past six months I learned how to design websites, get exposure and clients, collaborate with others and think creatively. I got a taste of this field and I am beyond happy I did. I encourage all students who are looking for a fun, educational and easy to balance learning opportunity to take part in this program.