So according to the majority of my friends, most of their internships have them running around, performing errands, and basically doing the things that no one else wants to do. Luckily for me, my internship at Weston Fitness has been quite the opposite. I work under Mike Smith, the main marketing director, and together, we tackle any and every marketing problem possible. So far, I’ve made several print, and online ads. I’m also in charge of all of Westons’ social media platforms, and have been given full creative control to post what I want, when I want.
I also set up shop outside local vendors to collect leads and speak about the many benefits of joining our gym. This is definitely a perk because it allows me to get out of the office and enjoy the summer weather. God knows no one wants to be trapped inside all day! I also get to tag along with my boss to several client meetings and corporate affairs. Most of which are at nice venues and usually involve free food!
Lastly, I love being involved in sales. I think closing a deal is easily one of the most satisfying feelings possible. Since my start at Weston, I’ve learned numerous tricks and tactics that can be used when trying to close a deal. Though I’m still an amateur, my boss is an absolute pro- it’s literally a joy to watch him work. Without question, these people skills will come in handy later on in life. Good thing I’ll be prepared.