I have just completed my last social media day here at Media Maison! Anna, the social media director, set up a small, fun quiz for me, which assessed me on all the social media strategies we went over this summer. Completing this quiz gave me a comprehensive overview of everything I learned, and made me a lot more confident that I could do social media marketing for a client on my own if I needed to.
This internship has made me appreciate and value the social media world a lot more than I did from when I began this internship. At first, I came into this internship with a Facebook and a mindset that too much social media was unhealthy and distracting. After working on clients with a marketing strategy in mind allowed me to see the power of social media. Seeing communities utilize social media to communicate and share information allowed me to understand why companies and news outlets are all scrambling to get on board with social media.
Two months later, I’ve made a Twitter, LinkedIn, and Tumblr, and I’m able to use them much more to my benefit. My internship has taught me how to go beyond socializing on these platforms. With tools and techniques, I have created a personal brand for myself and improved the way I receive news and information. What I’ve learned at this social media internship has really changed the way I use the Internet.
Because social media is such a recent revolution, I’m excited by where my recent experience will take me. Without this social media internship, I would’ve definitely been kept in the darkness amidst the greatness of social media. I have learned to build communities, think with a marketing mentality, and think on my feet.