Digital Marketing Internship: Looking back and ahead

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Today is my last official day as the Employ.ed on Campus Digital Marketing Intern, so I thought I’d reflect back on the whole experience and what the internship gave me.

Some of the Spotify playlists I created – feel free to check them out, just search for “uoegeosciences”!

Editing and cutting videos is equal parts technical and creative.

Over the past 10 weeks, I have had the chance to work on so many exciting projects. It was a great mixture of more analytical tasks, like analysing metrics and the School’s social media platforms performances, and creative tasks, like filming interviews, creating posts or photographing the School’s rock collections. That way no two days were the same and there was always something exciting to do. Hit a creative block? Do some metrics. All the numbers start looking the same? Switch to interview editing.

 

 

 

It’s been a great learning experience. Listening to how academics talk about their research and creating informative posts helped me develop my science communication skills. I’ve had plenty of opportunities to improve professional skills, such as teamworking or presentation, but also creative skills, like video editing or photography. I think this ability to work on such a broad set of skills is what made the internship so enjoyable.

 

What made the internship especially outstanding for my geologic brain was the opportunity to conduct interviews with our academics. Not only did I learn a lot about their research but I also got to talk to them one-on-one, something that hasn’t really been possible during the pandemic. It was especially nice to interact with my past and future lecturers! It was an unforgettable experience.

The second cool geological thing I did was photographing rocks and thin sections from the Cockburn Geological Museum in Grant Institute. The rocks and minerals there are just outstanding *chef’s kiss*.

Amazonite from the Cockburn Geological Museum.

Sulphur from the Cockburn Geological Museum.

Opal from the Cockburn Geological Museum.

 

Working with the Communications, Marketing and Recruitment team has been wonderful – easily the top workplace experience I’ve ever had despite the difficulties of Covid and us only meeting face to face twice. I am thus very grateful that they offered to keep me aboard for the next year as well!

Many thanks to my line managers Nikki and Ysabelle and also to the whole Employ.ed on Campus team for this amazing opportunity. I look forward to what next year has in store.

Me and my home office setup!

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