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Student Spotlights

Maria Maco: Public Relations

Maria interned for the SEO of Big Leap Digital Market during Winter Semester 2022.

Describe a day in your life as an intern.

I was assigned a variety of tasks everyday. It started with learning the basics of SEO and the more that I learned about SEO, the more tasks were assigned to me. Everyday was a different day of learning and doing!

What industry/job specific skills did you learn?

I learned how to analyze data and provide valuable insights that are digestible for people that may not understand SEO and/or data. That is one of the biggest things I learned there.

What are three things that you learned from this experience that could be applied to other settings?

I learned time management because we would use a timer software for each task. This helped us stay accountable to the client and to our teams essentially. I learned how to learn fast and ask for help when needed.

What was your favorite part of your internship?

I loved learning SO much about something I have zero to little knowledge about. I also loved the friends I met.

How did this experience affect your future goals?

If anything, it may have pushed me to find what I want to do in PR. I received an offer with a PR agency doing media relations which came at a perfect time.

How did you get your internship?

I posted about looking for an internship on FB and my friend from my old ward YEARS ago reached out.

How did this experience contribute to your growth?

It helped me learn what it's like to work in an agency.