There are plenty of cliche sayings I could say about graduating from college and finally receiving my undergraduate degree. But I would have to sincerely say that i would like to thank those who helped me along the way.
You know it’s all around you and you’d have to be a feral humanoid to avoid it; inbounding marketing is a ubiquitous force. Plus, you’re kind of into marketing and you have at least a general idea of what it’s all about. Do you really know the ins and outs of inbound marketing like the back of your hand? Maybe you’re like me and just missed the day everyone learned about “smarketing”. The other day I checked out some of the Hubspot inbound marketing certifications and it couldn’t have been more helpful for my job. Hubspot offers quick (and free) education without the pains of traditional classes you usually only get in college.
We are happy to report that The Voice has taken on four new interns this summer! Leah, Ronise, Meredith and Kent (L to R) are partaking in a four week "boot camp" internship during the month of June. Through the program, the interns have been enriching their knowledge on the history of advertising, participating in lectures, and dealing with clients firsthand. The internship experience provides the opportunity for the interns to gain academic, business, and marketing training in the context of group and individual projects. The interns are learning skills in copy and graphic design, print ads, websites, social media, and overall branding.
This article is not for all students. You either live to work or work to live. If you consider advertising your art, your life and would like to excel at it; if want to do more to fill your backpack of skills than listening to lectures and reading papers – this article might be up your alley.
It is still hard for me to believe that my time at The Voice has gone by this quickly. In these past two months, I have grown more than I imagined one could do in such a short period of time. If someone had asked me two months ago what I hoped to gain from this internship, my response would not have remotely covered the amount of knowledge, insight, or growth I have gained from this experience. I owe this to the incredible people I had the chance to work with. Matthew, Rachel, Amanda, Elyse, Sam, and Aleshia have each played a unique role in making my time here so incredibly positive. I am grateful for having experienced moments of triumph and hardship with the other interns, both of which were essential to my growth at The Voice. Some of my most memorable accomplishments include the day we completed and sent out our first newsletter, the day we got the blog running complete with a new layout and logo, and the week we were featured as AdForum's Agency Of The Week. The obstacles we faced, whether it was technical difficulties or trouble downloading photos, are ones I now value just as much as any accomplishment. From them, I learned how to work through stress in order to get a job done. Leaving The Voice, I have so much more confidence in my abilities to think creatively, communicate my ideas to others, and work with a team. I am especially grateful to Rachel and Matthew for creating such a positive environment that fosters learning and growth for all of its interns. Whether we were ordering pizza for lunch, buying all of the Cheesecake from Adros Diner on National Cheesecake Day, or taking a video of a bird that made its way into the house, every day spent at The Voice is something different. The strong sense of community, encouragement, and support at The Voice is what makes this internship program so special. I feel extremely lucky to have had the chance to be a part of it!
Sucking at something is the first step at being kind of OK at something.
When people talk about learning how to code, or building websites, I would always stare at them blankly. In my mind programmers were wizards with some sort of immense brains capacity.
While driving to my first day at The Voice just three days ago, I wondered what the day would be like. I tried to think up all the possible things they could expect of me, hoping that it would be within the realm of what I have learned in my last two years of college. I felt confident in my range abilities, still riding on the high after receiving straight A’s just a few weeks earlier. It is safe to say that I am a perfectionist, the type of student that will read the textbook twice just to be sure that there will be no surprises on the exam. Over-preparing is my specialty, my seemingly fool-proof method for success. I now admit that it was about time for me to get a reality check, one that was about to take place that day.
The Voice’s Spring 2015 interns are graduating from our apprenticeship program. During their time this semester, Cassie Fercodini (Fairfield University), Haley Tanella and Ray Corriea (Sacred Heart University) worked alongside the team at The Voice to learn the ins & outs of advertising.
This week has been a busy week for me since I was preparing for my final weeks in college, so that was my main priority. I was only able to come on Friday to continue with what I left off with last week. I took the camcorder and watched a small video tutorial on how to have the projector screen working. It's easy with unedited videos, but to have edited videos on there was going to be a difficult task for me to accomplish, also to have it project outside in the day time was just no way.
Not that much done for this week at the Voice. I just put all of my video work onto the right server, and upload the Levine Huntley commercials on YouTube (as well as putting it in the server). Honestly, with my last few weeks of college happening, and upcoming events that I'm part of, my balance between work and school has been interfering with each other. So hopefully within the last few weeks, my progress won't continue to slow down.