My name is Hyeonjoo Min, a junior, majoring in Advertising with a concentration in Account Management. This past semester, I had an opportunity to intern as a market research assistant for Won International, a small e-commerce startup company. Although a small company, my time at Won International provided a learning experience from how to use primary and secondary research to the importance of providing great customer service. My experience at Won International was truly amazing. This small-team environment, allowed for me to not only explore the different tasks of advertising and marketing while quickly integrating into the team.

Being my first internship and experience in a business setting, I was very nervous and worried that I wouldn’t be able to speak up or be good enough to be in a team environment. But it was totally different than what I expected, the people in the organization were intimate and generous and not intimidating but welcoming and making me feel comfortable and part of their team.  I think I had a good start for stepping out of comfort zone. I am happy that I was able to get hands in experience at Won International, providing me with the confidence, experience, and skills to explore opportunities and experience in other companies as well.