After graduating college in the spring, I spent my entire summer unsure of what I wanted to do. I didn’t know what job or career I wanted and I didn’t have a sense of direction. As a marketing major, all I knew is that I wanted more experience within the field. I wasn’t quite ready for a full-time job in marketing, so what I really wanted was an internship. Fortunately, while I was going on a random walk through the streets of downtown Lafayette, I found the perfect place: Treefrog Marketing.
Here are three valuable lessons I learned from my internship with Treefrog.
All of the research that I had to do here at Treefrog gave me the opportunity to learn about a variety of industries and small businesses. Each client was different and unique. Every now and then, I would find myself talking to friends and family about the new things that I learned.
I feel so much more knowledgeable now and more motivated to keep reading and learning. As a content intern, I was able to enjoy what I learned while also having fun writing about it.
In the beginning of my internship, I was so focused on trying to get my work done on time that I refused to give myself any breaks. I was constantly looking at the clock and trying to complete all of my work within the timeframe I was given. This didn’t work out because I would eventually reach a point where I would lose creativity or get stuck.
Thankfully, one of the best perks of working at Treefrog is that, every so often, you get to go on little walks to either a coffee shop or a nice little pie shop close to the office. This is when I began to value breaks, because every time I would get back to the office, I felt refreshed and ready to work again.
One thing I would advise future interns is to take advantage of getting to know the people you work with. That’s one thing I wish I would have done during my time here at Treefrog. As a diligent individual, I tend to only focus on the work I need to do and only ask questions when I have them. But looking back, I wish I would have gotten to know those unique personalities in Treefrog, and I wish they would have gotten to know me better. But at the end of the day, I am grateful for this opportunity and I am happy to have been part of a talented, hardworking team.
I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. That is why I have been blessed with this wonderful opportunity. I am happy to have been part of this team and I am excited to see this company grow and succeed even more. Thank you Treefrog for a valuable internship experience!
– Natalie Jara
Treefrog Marketing is an advertising agency focused on small business and located in Lafayette, Indiana. We specialize in strategic marketing and advertising, graphic design, web design, social media, SEO and more. For more information, please visit our website. You can also connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and Instagram.