Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Internship Words of Wisdom from our March Intern of the Month

March Intern of the Month Danyelle Kupfer shares a few words about her experience as a Content Development Intern at ARRIS Group, Inc. Danyelle offers advice not only to students who are beginning the internship search process but the job search process as well. Check out what she has to say!

"My internship at ARRIS was the best I could have asked for! This was a full-time internship from May to August.  I was responsible for converting older online educational courses to newer versions using the Articulate suite. I converted over 100 videos in the 10 weeks I was there. I also got the opportunity to help start the idea process for a promotional video.

While at ARRIS, I also got the opportunity to give two corporate presentations on Social Media. This was a side project I was put on from my boss and the marketing department. This part of the internship helped me figure out my career path and passion for social media coordinating and marketing. I did an analysis of the current social media and how to make it better and more user-friendly. One of presentations  was for 75 people on what the social media sites at ARRIS are and how to use one each properly.

The process of finding internships in my field are a little harder. I had applied to many different ones and this one was not my first choice, but it turned out to be the best fitting for me and my skills! It turned out to be the best experience I could have asked for. My advice to others is to not give up on looking just because you did not get your first choice. That opportunity can lead to finding the best in the long run. Also I would tell them to talk to others; NETWORK because this is how I find my internship and it really helps. I also made a larger network and great connections for my future.

This internship helped me in the long run by giving me experience in two different fields, one being social media, which helped me land my current internship. Internships are not just something you want to put off. Having two on my resume helps me stand out to others who only have one or none at all. Take the risk and start early in the interning process because it will help you so much in applying for other internships and jobs."

Danyelle Kupfer
Digital Media Production Major
Digital Media Journalism Minor

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