Name: Brittany Coughlin
Internship, Co-op or Research Site: Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship
Position Title: Social Media Marketing Intern
Major(s)/Minor(s): Business Technology Administration
Current Class Level: Senior
Work Term: Fall 2019
Tell us about your internship, co-op, or research opportunity, including your day-to-day responsibilities.
This semester I have been working for the Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship as their Social Media Marketing Intern. Each week, I create and post material on our Instagram, Twitter, and myUMBC groups. I am also responsible for updating/enhancing the website through WordPress. In addition, I attend all of our events and take photos of our guest speakers.
Describe the process of obtaining your position. When did you hear of the position and submit your application?
I heard of this position on UMBCworks last spring. Once I saw the application come out, I did not hesitate to apply because I knew this was going to be something I would really enjoy doing. Prior to applying, I went to the Career Center a few times to ensure that my resume was good to go and my interview skills were ready. Later, I heard back right away after applying and followed through with the process of obtaining my position through two more interviews before receiving the final offer.
What have you enjoyed the most about your position or organization?
I love working with my boss and having the freedom to create content on all social media platforms. The people I have met through this internship have inspired me to continue my career in this field.
How do you believe you have made an impact through your work?
The content I have created has really helped our organization increase event attendance by spreading the word about entrepreneurship and has even influenced people to add our minor. More and more students have been more interested in the Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship, and I’m looking forward to the Spring semester.
What advice would you give to another student who is seeking an internship or similar experience?
Don't be afraid to create and work on something that you haven’t before. Prior to this internship, I thought that I would struggle using the software to update the website, but after some practice it actually became easy and now I have another skill to add to my resume.
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