So for most of you who do not know much about me, I work at The Ohio State University’s recreation center. Otherwise known as the RPAC, for those of you who are Ohio State students. Anyway, I am a facility manager (kind of a big deal……just kidding) and I figured that I should use my resources at the RPAC to apply for a marketing internship.
So a couple of weeks ago I asked my boss if she knew if the RPAC’s marketing team is looking for interns. She gave me a contact number and told me to e-mail the head of marketing and tell her that my boss told me about her.
Well it worked! The lady e-mailed me back and asked for my schedule and resume. I was so excited. But then a couple of weeks went by with no reply after I sent my resume. I was pretty bummed by then.
BUT it got better! She finally e-mailed me and asked if I was available for an interview the day before Halloween. We set up a time and place and I was all ready to go.
The day of the interview comes and I was nervous but completely ready. I felt like I had enough experience and the fact that I already work for the RPAC really looked good. I am still waiting for a reply, but I feel pretty confident.
I am writing about my experience because I wanted to talk about what looks good to employers and what to expect when applying for a marketing internship (based on school, resume, experience, etc.)
In my interview I talked mainly about two topics:
- My past experience as a marketing intern (if you have never interned it is okay).
- My experience from classes, specifically classes dealing with marketing.
The lady seemed pretty impressed by the things we are doing in my communications class I am taking now. We have learned so much, and everything we have learned and done hands-on is what she said I would be doing if I got this internship.
She really liked the fact that I have done press releases, media advisories, blogs and also that I have edited website layouts. Most of these things are what we are learning in my communications class.
For my internship over the summer I did a press release, created a website and worked on a brochure. I felt like this is a lot of hands-on experience, but as I was reading an article about what employers look for they stated a few different things:
If you want to know more I would definitely recommend reading this article. It is pretty good at explaining what employers are looking for. I wish you all the best at luck at finding an internship and hopefully I get mine! Fingers crossed.