For my internship, I am a social media manager for a start-up business called JōbuFIT.
I felt intimidated about getting an internship, so mentally I put it off until I had no choice but to start searching. I found this internship last minute from one of my professors sending a mass email out to our class. I wasn’t going to apply at first but I couldn’t stop thinking about it. A social media internship dealing with health and fitness, two things I am very interested in. Later that day I decided to jump on this opportunity and respond back to my professor emailing her my resume. A couple days later I got a response back stating I had a phone interview.
When I first started, I jumped into things right away. I was creating content and posts for social media, engaging with people to gain more awareness, and attending weekly meetings. It was very fast paced but I was trying to keep up. We used some platforms I never heard of before, so I just got through the steps and process to use them. My mindset was “okay, i’ll figure it out” rather than asking questions.
After the second weekly meeting and being told our tasks for the week, I felt stuck. I had multiple questions about the content and what was expected. I finally reached out and asked my questions… and of course they were gladly answered. I know I am not the only one who hates to ask questions, but that is the most important thing you can do for yourself. This is what an internship is for – to learn! If you don’t ask questions, how will you grow?
Now, being halfway done, I have learned so much about start-up businesses, what goes into it, and how important social media is to these businesses. It helps them grow and gain awareness. It is so much more than just a post. Working for a start-up and one other intern, I have learned so much. While I could have worked for a big company, I’m happy I ended up working here because I can see how much the brand has grown from the work we are doing. I am learning more and more every single day. I am super excited to continue and see how much more we can grow JōbuFIT.