by Mikayla Zernic
Sitting in class, students always hear about that “i” word: internships. Professors, advisors, and peers are always tossing around that word like it is the key to your career.
Looking back on my past four internship rotations, I realized how important they truly are. Nowadays, most employers will not even give an applicant the time of day if they have not had at least one applicable internship experience.
Throughout college, my studies have mainly been focused on verbal and visual communication. Since I have recently added marketing to my skill set, I knew that I needed to get an internship with marketing experience. Thankfully, I was blessed with the offer of being an Inbound Marketing Intern for SyncShow in Rocky River, Ohio last winter break and this past summer.
SyncShow has taught me more than any class ever could. From meeting one-on-one with clients to learning new software applications (such as HubSpot), being a member of SyncShow’s inbound marketing team truly proved to be a beneficial experience. Whether I was producing customer testimonial videos in iMovie for Arisdyne or writing blog posts on home décor for InHouz, everyone at SyncShow was willing to provide feedback and suggestions. I loved being welcomed into SyncShow’s friendly and productive culture where the team is always eager to help each other. Although I had plenty of guidance, I found navigating the new software applications the most challenging. Attributing the level of difficulty to my lack of experience, I will only grow more comfortable with time. But the learning does not stop there. SyncShow allowed me to become Inbound Marketing Certified and HubSpot Certified during my rotation.
In the future, I will definitely refer back to what I learned during my opportunity at SyncShow. This invaluable internship led me to grow within my field of studies through firsthand experience while expanding my network with knowledgeable and skilled professionals.
So remember: That “i” word that everyone is throwing around really is your key to your career.