I love my school and the education I am receiving, but I have to admit, there’s no way to experience what the marketing industry is really like until you’re knee deep in assignments.
Time works a little differently in the agency setting. In the time that a professor would give you to complete one assignment, you are finishing up your seventeenth assignment in the field. Where a professor would expect you to mull over a question asked at the end of class and bring a well-thought out response the next day, you have less than 15 seconds to produce the same quality answer in a conference. School has done an abundant amount in preparing me for my internship, but there’s really nothing like working in an environment like DAY Vision.
Looking back on this summer, I can honestly say that my time spent at DAY Vision has been the most beneficial experience of my entire professional and educational career.
Not only am I certain that my skills have grown as a digital marketer, but I have seen an extreme amount of personal growth as well. This growth stems from the fact that as an intern here, I was given real tasks, real clients, and real deadlines. On day one of the internship I was given an assignment to complete that by the end of the day was already published and live on a website. DAY Vision doesn’t just let you watch the behind the scenes of an agency. They give you real responsibilities and put their trust in and respect into your work.
The piece of DAY Vision that I will carry with me most of all though is the kindness and creativity that I saw in each member of the team.
In the beginning of the internship process I was on a phone call with DAY Vision’s Senior Designer, Sarah Karess, when she asked me what I wanted to learn or get out of the experience. This was not just a formality in the slightest. Ever since I walked in the door on my first day at DAY Vision my creative comfort zone has been pushed, my knowledge has expanded, and every aspect of what I mentioned on our phone call has been taught to me. The way they took my interests into consideration showed me how much they genuinely care about seeing their interns succeed.
I can confidently say that as I return to school I have a whole new perspective on the digital sphere and what working in the industry truly looks like. I feel more prepared than ever to take on my last two years at Temple University and bring the skills that I learned at DAY Vision along with me to the classroom and into my future.
-Written by Jessette Long
Temple University Future Class of 2021