Madison’s Summer Internship Post #2

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MY TYPICAL DAY/ RESPONSIBILITIES: NO DAY IS TYPICAL, BECAUSE THERE IS ALWAYS SO MUCH TO DO! HOWEVER, THE GENERAL STRUCTURE OF MY DAY IS A LITTLE SOMETHING LIKE THIS: WAKE UP BETWEEN 6:45 AND 7:15AM, I’M ON THE ROAD BY 8:20AM AT THE LATEST AND GET TO WORK BETWEEN 8:45 AND 8:50AM, SO I HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO SETTLE INTO MY OFFICE BEFORE MY WORK DAY STARTS AT 9:00AM. THE FIRST HOUR OF MY DAY I USUALLY ANSWER EMAILS AND CREATE A TO-DO LIST/GAME PLAN FOR THE DAY. MY MORNINGS ARE FILLED WITH POSSIBLE MEETINGS, BUT I USUALLY USE THIS TIME TO COMPLETE PROJECTS AND ASSIGNMENTS, SUCH AS CREATING CONTENT TO BE POSTED ON TWITTER, UPLOAD VIDEOS TO YOUTUBE, OR OTHER SOCIAL PROJECTS. I TYPICALLY TAKE MY HOUR LUNCH BREAK AT 12:30PM AND EAT WITH FELLOW INTERNS AND FRIENDS IN THE CAFÉ, WHICH IS NICE BECAUSE I’VE NEVER HAD TO EAT ALONE! AFTERNOONS ARE GENERALLY FILLED WITH MEETINGS AND FINISHING UP TASKS BEFORE I LEAVE AT 5:00PM. OVER ALL I HAVE A PRETTY NORMAL “CORPORATE” TYPE DAY, HOWEVER WHAT I’M WORKING ON ISN’T YOUR TYPICAL 9-TO-5.
THIS SUMMER I AM WORKING ON A SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN THAT IS FEATURING INTERNS FROM CANON USA AND HIGHLIGHTING THE INSIGHTS PROGRAM, WHICH IS THE CANON INTERN PROGRAM. SO FAR THIS HAS INCLUDED COLLABORATING WITH HUMAN RESOURCES’ SOCIAL TEAM TO SET OBJECTIVES AND BRAIN STORM CREATIVE IDEAS FOR THE CAMPAIGN. FROM THERE I CREATED A SIMPLE SURVEY TO HAVE WILLING INTERNS FILL OUT, AS WELL AS PLAN AND TAKE PHOTOS OF EACH INTERN TO BE FEATURED WITH THEIR QUOTES AND CONTENT. I’M NOW SPENDING MY TIME CREATING GRAPHICS AND POSTING ON OUR SOCIAL PLATFORMS. BEFORE MY TIME WITH CANON, I NEVER REALLY KNEW JUST HOW ORGANIZED AND “BUSINESS LIKE” SOCIAL MEDIA COULD BE, IT’S BEEN REALLY COOL TO SEE IT USED IN A CORPORATE SENSE.
WORKPLACE CULTURE/ENVIRONMENT: I ABSOLUTELY LOVE MY DEPARTMENT. FROM DAY ONE THEY HAVE BEEN SO WELCOMING AND HELPFUL. I’M NOT AFRAID TO ASK (MILLIONS) OF QUESTIONS OR ASK FOR HELP. NOT ONLY ARE THEY HERE TO HELP ME SUCCEED, THEY’RE LIKE A LITTLE LIVELY FAMILY. SOMEONE IS ALWAYS CRACKING JOKES OR QUOTING THEIR FAVORITE MOVIE. THEY BRING FUN INTO THE “BORING” DAY TO DAY THINGS. THIS MIX OF DYNAMICS HAS ME EXCITED TO COME BACK TO WORK DAY AFTER DAY NOW FOR THREE WEEKS, AND MY INTERNSHIP DOESN’T FEEL LIKE A BURDEN OF A JOB, BUT FUN!
WHAT I AM USING FROM MY CLASSES AND EXPERIENCES AT CNU: I DIDN’T REALLY THINK THAT I WOULD BE LEARNING WHAT I APPLIED IN MY CLASSES TO THIS INTERNSHIP BECAUSE I’M TAKING A LOT OF DIGITAL WRITING CLASSES THIS FALL AND THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE MORE OF A PRE-REC EXPERIENCE TO THOSE CLASSES. HOWEVER I ACTUALLY, TO MY SURPRISE, USED A LOT OF WHAT I’VE LEARNED IN CLASS AND FORMER INTERNSHIPS WITH MY CURRENT ONE. THE OTHER DAY WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THIS HIGH END PRINTER AND HOW IT PRINTS IN MULTIPLE COLORS, THEY MENTIONED CYAN AND MAGENTA AND YELLOW INK COLORS, THIS WAS SOMETHING I HAD STUDIED IN MY MEDIA AESTHETICS CLASS THIS PAST SPRING, HAD I NOT BEEN IN THAT CLASS I REALLY WOULDN’T HAVE A CLUE WHAT THOSE COLORS MEANT. I’VE USED MY KNOWLEDGE OF FRAMING WITH MY DIGITAL PHOTOSHOOTS FOR THE INTERNS, WHICH HAS CREATED CAPTIVATING IMAGES. IT’S BEEN RATHER EYE OPENING TO PUT KNOWLEDGE I FORGOT I HAD LEARNED IN THE CLASSROOM TO USE IN THE “REAL WORLD”.

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