By Amanda Schrubb
It all started this year, my senior year of high school, when one question was continuously asked, “What are you going to do with your life?” I started to research jobs that would best fit my personality and skills. Marketing seemed to fit perfectly. The more I researched marketing (and also became an intern at Mindi Zone Marketing), I have grown to realize this job requires skills that I possess. I am able to communicate and network with individuals, be creative and brainstorm ideas and also be involved with technology and the latest trends.
As a kid, I made friends with ease. For example, my parents were delighted that I could go and play at the park for an hour or two and return introducing them to my new best friends I had just met. I absolutely love getting to know new people and all different types of personalities. A marketing career would definitely give me the opportunity to use my social skills.
Being creative is definitely my forte. I could do projects and brainstorm or be artistic for hours. I do excel in school, but I have never been the best at studying or keeping on track with homework because I tend to constantly drift off into my creative world. Marketing would challenge me to achieve my goals, but I also would be able to use my creativity in the process.
Technology has always intrigued me. The possibilities are endless. I love to stay current in our world and read what the latest trends are in many categories. I have realized that the best marketers use technology to reach millions of consumers, and I would be able to use my technological skills in many ways.
I have always heard about marketers and what they do, and at first, I thought I would have to sit behind a desk all day just typing away. That is a portion of the job, but not the full picture. In marketing, I would be able to connect with individuals and experience new situations and challenge myself. Studying to become a marketer would be a perfect fit. I could use all different skills, and in marketing, I could look for a job in any industry. This internship has been a blessing and has revealed exactly what a marketer does. I hope to be challenged and be pushed to better myself. I am so excited for my future in the business world and hope to make a difference some day.