You’re in your final year of your marketing degree, or you’ve just graduated and are looking for jobs… only problem is that everywhere you apply for is asking for work experience, but how are you meant to have experience if no is willing to hire you in the first place?
Reflecting back on my time as an intern at Marketing Eye, I am incredibly grateful for the knowledge and skills I have obtained from this journey.
Before Marketing Eye, I had worked under one other marketing internship position. Although the titles were very similar, the work was vastly different. My role at Marketing Eye pushed me to work individually and hold greater accountability for my work. My greatest challenge initially (as my supervising marketing executives can attest to) was finishing my tasks within the recommended timeframe. Previously, I had worked in a team to complete a blog post and we were given several days. However, Marketing Eye pushed my ability to complete blog posts by myself, within at least a day. Initially, I could not comprehend finishing a blog post within a couple of hours as I would agonise and perfect each sentence as I went; making sure that each line was perfect.
I eventually learned that this is an ineffective way to approach my tasks.
It’s my first day working in the Sydney office of Marketing Eye and I’m feeling a mixture of emotions; nervous, anxious, overwhelmed but most of all excited. Excited for this new chapter of my working life, excited to meet my co-workers, excited to face some new challenges and most of all excited to be working in a dynamic, engaging and creative environment such as Marketing Eye.
We have four (4) gun marketing interns in our Sydney office, and given that they seemed to love chatting to each other and working together, we gave them a task to write a blog. We didn't expect quite this though...
Our expectations as marketing interns
Our interns have been amazing. They work on client accounts predominantly depending on capabilities on market research, databases, strategies, inside sales platforms, content development, social media and idea generation.