This week, get to know our marketing intern, Amy Donaghy, and learn about her journey of finding the perfect internship.
When I first started my internship search during the late winter of my sophomore year, I stumbled upon a company that immediately caught my attention. The conversational tone and playful attitude on their website was engaging and intrigued me to learn more. I applied and interviewed during the spring of 2015.
Unfortunately, the timing just wasn’t right; I felt that I needed to start out at a smaller company and build my portfolio of work. After interning elsewhere, I realized I had made the right decision when I applied to Businessolver again the following spring and felt more qualified and prepared to jump into this crazy, exciting Businessolver environment. During the interview process this time around, I brought in a printed piece from my body of work that just happened to use the exact same photo which had recently been used in a marketing campaign here. It was a match!
About two months later I nervously showed up for Orientationsolver to learn the basics about what Businessolver does. I expected to learn about employee benefits and HR, however I didn’t expect to meet so many awesome interns – and I definitely didn’t anticipate that we would get as close as we have in such a short amount of time. When I finally got to meet the marketing team near the end of the week, they were very welcoming and I knew that it was going to be a great summer.
Ironically, one of my first assignments was to redesign the Orientationsolver presentations for the incoming new hire classes. While putting them into the new look and feel, I had the opportunity to collaborate with people outside of my team and even the VP of sales. During my orientation experience, it was stressed that everyone in the company has a purpose and responsibility to be constantly seeking to learn and improve the company — I realized very soon that even as an intern, I had the opportunity to influence people’s first impressions of the company and the work that is done here. I had a great orientation experience and I’m even more excited to continue working on projects that grow and improve the company through awesome graphics.