I'm starting to realize the longer you work somewhere, the easier you notice the changes small details make. As I'm writing more, I see how my tone can affect things dramatically. When I'm writing my "Diary of an Intern" entries, I can type just how I would normally speak. But when I'm creating something like an article about how to answer job interview questions I have to write more professionally than I typically would. Or, if I'm about to post a tweet or status it's a combination of being both business appropriate, but still showing personality. The great thing about interning at Snagajob is they help merge your writing style and the brand personality all in one. After a while, you just live and breathe Snagajob-and let me just say it's awesome.
My boss has been super busy with this competition we have coming up called Hourly Gig (stay on the lookout for more details!). So along with assisting on that, I've gotten more responsibility and have been truly hands on with all the YouTube video scripting and creation. Coming up with ideas on my own has shown me that you have to prove to others why they should believe in them too. If you keep saying you have a great idea and no reasoning to back it up, you will be like the boy (or girl) who cried wolf.
I'm also working on a project that I will present at the end of the summer. I'm getting to see how a website looks on the back end. The project consists of keeping track of things like how many people come to the website and how they got there, whether it was through an email, mobile app, etc. I want to know as much information as possible so when I present I will actually know what I'm talking about.
I've had an epiphany since I've been interning here – learning is addicting. I know it sounds kind of cheesy, but hear me out. The more I'm learning about a certain topic, the more in-depth I want to go and truly gain a deeper understanding. I want to be versatile in what I can bring to the table by the time I leave here. I think that is a really important factor in getting the most out of my internship experience.