Here’s a blog post from Marina Pappas, one of the very talented summer interns at Baer Performance Marketing.
Today, internships are becoming more of a required task than an opportunity to get ahead of your peers. However, finding the right internship can be daunting and time consuming. Here at Baer Performance Marketing and over the course of the past two months, I have learned more than any classroom instructor could have taught me.
Many companies allude that their internship is full of challenges, opportunities interns would never find otherwise than at their company. Yet students learn quickly that instead of working with clients or overseeing projects, they are running to get the office coffee, sending faxes or even filing papers. Least to say, I never experienced anything of the sort with Baer Performance Marketing. I hadn’t even been into the office for my first day and already I was given tasks and felt as if I was contributing my efforts and ideas, and what’s more, they were appreciated! Before I came to Baer, I knew nothing of marketing. As a journalism major with a focus in Public Relations, I was nervous to handle marketing tasks but was quickly reassured when my supervisor, Molly, worked with me on projects and was more than helpful when I needed help or was unsure of my work. Never once did I feel overwhelmed with my projects as both Molly and Aaron saw to it that all of my questions were answered. By having daily meetings on the office couches, I felt included and that my input was important; as if I was a member of the company rather than an intern.
From this experience alone I have gained an insurmountable amount of knowledge and practice of what it means to be a marketing professional. From writing media releases to radio and television advertisements, I have learned more from this real world experience than what any classroom professor could have taught me. What’s more, I believe that I have found what I want to do in life from this experience and I owe everything to Baer Performance Marketing, the ultimate internship experience.