It’s a few weeks into my internship, I’m now starting to get the hang of things here in the Assedo office. My day usually begins at 9 a.m. when I come into the office greeted by the early birds, the team members who start their day in the office at sunrise, when I’m just opening my eyes. I say my good mornings, put my lunch in the fridge, and open my laptop to get my day started. At the end of each workday, I have a closing meeting with Kristina Bigby, Assedo’s public outreach and marketing manager. We discuss what I accomplished and what my upcoming tasks are for the week. Each morning I refer to my notes and figure out what to get started on next. Most times I start on an assignment I didn’t finish during my last day in the office so I’m ready for my morning meeting with Kristina.
Kristina and I have regular marketing coordination meetings. Every morning Kristina and I meet for about 30 minutes to go over what I started on when I came in and what I should have done by the end of the day. From that point in the day on, I’m mostly self-sufficient when it comes to completing my assignments. Occasionally, I get to use my bilingual skills and am asked to communicate with our Spanish speaking stakeholders. I’m sometimes asked to provide a marketing perspective to other members of the Assedo team. I’m enjoying the fact that I stay extremely busy every day. I’m getting the opportunity to use strategies I learned from my communications courses at school, and I’m lucky to have the chance to put them in action.
Besides not being bored all day, I feel that the team is putting trust in me to execute important assignments, which is something that interns sometimes do not have the chance to do. I always must be reminded to take lunch because I often get wrapped up in my work and forget to look at the clock. Toward the end of the day, I head to Kristina’s office for our close of business (COB) meeting where I go through what I accomplished that day. We go over everything in depth. Kristina offers changes if necessary, and then we discuss my deliverables for my next day in the office. My days are busy but rewarding, especially because I walk out of the office with something tangible that is beneficial for me and the Assedo brand.