Dear Future Intern; Sincerely, a Former Intern

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by Danielle Morrison, Junior Marketing Associate

Our 2022 Junior Marketing Associate, Danielle Morrison, bids us farewell after a fruitful internship filled with opportunities to learn the ropes of digital marketing. During Danielle’s time at Streetsense, she supported our marketing team in all facets including social media audits for new clients, marketing collateral and social media copywriting for technology and real estate clients, creative concepting for asset development, and integrated campaigns, and influencer partnership identification for the DC-area and beyond. Prior to the end of her time with us at Streetsense, Danielle wrote a letter, packed with valuable insights, for future marketing interns. Read on for her advice from one intern to another.

 

Dear Future Intern,

Welcome to Streetsense and congratulations on your internship! This role allows you to get a taste of the agency world and observe how the team works with various clients. Beginning a new role at a new company is exciting, but scary, so I hope the tips provided in this letter help you make the most of the opportunity.

 

Make Connections

Streetsense is a big company with different teams from Marketing to Interior Design and Food + Beverage. Your time here is the perfect opportunity to network with various team members. Set up 15-minute coffee chats with different people and it may surprise you to discover more about your interests! Your initial meet and greets are also a fantastic way to ask team members questions about their experience and how they got to where they are today. 

 

Utilize Provided Tools

One perk of working at a larger agency is the access you are granted to various tools. For example, the marketing team has access to numerous news subscriptions which you can use to stay up to date with industry news. You have access to Adobe, Canva, and most importantly the knowledge of your teammates. Take advantage of the knowledge that surrounds you.

 

Do Things Outside Your Comfort Zone

The purpose of an internship is to find out what you like and don’t like. You’ll be asked to complete tasks that may be outside of your comfort zone. The only way to grow is to put yourself in a position of discomfort. Don’t be scared to share your opinion or speak up in meetings—make your voice heard. The only way to improve is to continuously challenge yourself, otherwise, you stay stagnant. You are here to learn and grow. 

 

Sincerely,
Danielle Morrison
(Past Intern)

 

And with that, we wish Danielle the best and remind you that our Summer Junior Marketing Associate Internship is open and accepting applications. Want to join our Uncommon Collaborative this summer? Apply here.

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