What a summer! That’s honestly all I can seem to think about as August wraps up and the school year begins. Being a marketing intern at Door County Adventure Center was not what I was expecting, but I sure am glad I joined this awesome team. Over the course of three months, I gained some real-life work experience as a part of a marketing team, got to know some incredible people, and I had a really fun time doing it all!
As a communications and French major at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire attempting to enter into the workforce, this job offered me some insight into what it takes to maintain and promote a business. From public social media posts to doing behind the scenes work was interesting to experience. I learned of new software and how to effectively operate them. This was not only a valuable internship to finding out my future career goals, but it was also a great way to find new, different, fun people who I would have never met had I not found this internship.
Words cannot describe how awesome of a team I was able to work with this summer. Not only was this team a big group of tight-knit friends, we were also a fluid and professional team when it came to the workday. When applying for internships earlier this year, I had no idea what to expect when it came to the workplace and what kind of a team I would be working with. With so many uncertainties with school, internships, and life in general this year, it couldn’t have turned out any better.
Overall, this experience was not only rewarding but pushed me to try new things and learn how to have fun even while in the workplace. I could not have done it without the amazing team behind me here at Door County Adventure Center. They taught me the value of a positive workplace and how a workplace should be when I graduate next year.