As my final week at Sound Telecom wraps up, Iâ€™ve been forced to write the obligatory final blog postâ€¦Â Iâ€™m kidding!Â I actually have been ruminating upon my experience here and how much Iâ€™ve grown as a young professional working in an office environment.
Before embarking upon this internship, I didnâ€™t even realize how many copious forms of marketing exist and are used today.Â It seemed to me that it was important to focus on one type of marketing and excel within that particular space.Â However, I now have a more informed understanding of how important it is to keep an open mind and be willing to quickly make tactical changes in your plans as necessary.Â While the field often requires a marketer to become an expert in a particular type of marketing, itâ€™s important to learn and employ multiple types of marketing in your marketing strategy.
Iâ€™m sure many people will agree that the best way to gain knowledge and understanding of a field is unequivocally through work experience.Â I had experience with personal social media accounts and had a pretty intuitive understanding of all the different platforms, as most people my age do.Â But managing company accounts is obviously a very different ballgame.Â Evidently I knew not to use profanity and to use proper grammar on our company accounts, but there were many factors I learned to be aware of, through trial and error.Â And maybe a couple more errors.Â Even if Iâ€™m queuing up twenty posts, I have to carefully craft each one because theyâ€™ll stand independently as a small representation of the company.
There are many other things Iâ€™ve learned about marketing and the telecom industry, but theyâ€™ll all just highlight one bigger aspect: my personal growth and philosophy.Â I feel like I have direction in terms of my career, but I know I still have many things to learn.Â I realize itâ€™s important to continue questioning and remaining eager to learn.Â The importance of curiosity and keeping an open mind transcends all industries and ages.Â No matter how much experience a person has, she must remember that she may not always have the best answer and can still learn from others.Â Industries and business change, and I have to continue adapting and growing with them.
Iâ€™m now ready to take on the challenges of a new position and learn other forms of marketing.Â Thank you, Andrew, for guiding me along the way but also for allowing me to work independently and resolve issues on my own.Â And thank you to everyone else at Sound Telecom for making me feel comfortable and for having reinforced a great working experience.
Editor’s note: It has been our privileged to spend the last few months with Jessica. We are very excited for her as she moves on and develops her career. She is going to be awesome in all future endeavors and we are proud to say she got her start with us. Jess, thanks so much for everything and best of luck to you!