In this “Internship Experience” blog post series, we will be featuring the profile and thoughts of our students from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as they return from summer internships.
Name: Kelly Davis
Graduation Year: 2023
Majors: Marketing / Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises / Television, Radio and Film
Hometown: Littleton, MA
Intern Company/Title: Thinc-Hub – Social Media Manager
Describe your position and some of your daily tasks?
I managed the social media accounts for Thinc-Hub! I scheduled daily posts, as well as managed the data analyst and written content. I curated my own content, as well as post updates from the blog and platform designs. I also worked on researching strategy and positioning for the company’s marketing plan and copyedited designs and content.
How did you land your internship?
I found the posting on Handshake and applied.
What did you learn from your internship experience?
I have learned many skills involving social media with different scheduling and content tools, hashtag analysis and more. I also learned a lot about what it’s like to work for a small company and startup.
Has your experience changed your plans or career choice when you leave college?
This internship affirmed that I love media and plan to still pursue it when I graduate. I also love working for a startup as everyone is really close and the opportunity for input is there.
How will your internship experience help you after graduation?
I definitely think my internship experience will help me with whatever job I get after graduation, as I’ve learned a lot about time management and managing other people. I think my skills with media will also be helpful.
How has the Whitman School prepared you for your internship?
Whitman helped me with my interview skills and being able to assert myself in any situation even if I don’t have the best experience. I’m confident because of my professors and the Whitman Career Center.
What did you enjoy most about your experience?
I definitely enjoyed setting my own pace. What you get out of working at a startup is what you put into it, and I learned that along the way. I was glad to see the results of the hard work I put into my internship.
Do you have any advice to students who are looking for an internship?
Apply to anything and everything. Even if you are worried you don’t have enough experience or aren’t the exact year the company is looking for, you still might land the position. Be yourself during interviews and do your research on the company.