How an Internship led to a pet Dog

Posted by Colleen Kowalski

August 11, 2017 | 10:30 AM

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You know your internship is great when they throw a party on your 21st birthday. Okay, so the party wasn't for me, it was our brand launch, but still, I'm claiming it as my birthday party.  

When I started my internship with Briteskies in May, I didn't know what to expect. All I knew was that the office was across the street from the Cleveland APL and that I would have to exercise great self-control to not adopt all of the animals. (Spoiler alert: I have no self-control and adopted a stunning boy-pup whom I named Remus (Remy) Lupin). 

I came into this position knowing absolutely nothing about Magento, JD Edwards, or HubSpot. To be completely honest, every time I wrote "Magento" in a document, my computer would autocorrect it to "Magneto", a subject I know a lot more about.  

This internship has provided me with content marketing experience, analytics training, a brief background on Magento and JD Edwards, detailed training in HubSpot, and the chance to use what I have learned in school in a real-world setting. I had the opportunity to create blogs, curate social media posts, and complete a large customer feedback project this summer.  

remy 3.jpgI am not going to lie, I thought that working at an eCommerce web development company would not be the place for me. I was picturing dark rooms full of developers and information that would go way over my head. But, Briteskies and the people I worked with were amazing and very helpful. I was given many responsibilities and never felt nervous to ask questions. I felt so welcomed at Briteskies, especially since I was included in the Briteskies Bachelorette Fantasy League, which I WON! 

This internship was a great experience for me, plus I got a pup out of it! I cannot thank Briteskies enough for giving me the opportunity to work with you this summer. I will miss working with you, competing in a reality tv show fantasy league, listening to Beyonc√© daily, and enjoying the plethora of work snacks when I go back to school this fall.  

If you are looking for a marketing internship, I highly recommend contacting Briteskies!  And if you, like me, have no self-control/ love pups check out the Cleveland APL

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Topics: Internships

About Colleen Kowalski

Colleen is a marketing intern at Briteskies. She is studying Promotional Communications and Marketing at Cleveland State University and when she is not working she likes making baked goods and live tweeting reality shows.


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