After interning at Too Good Strategy for a full school year, I have made the tough decision to leave and take on a new opportunity. In a few weeks, I will start a full-time corporate marketing internship in Houston. While I am very excited for this new position, I am also so sad to leave Too Good Strategy behind.
Last summer, I decided I needed a new internship. I knew I wanted to acquire experience during my junior year and that I wanted a fair amount of responsibility. I wanted to work with real clients, build my portfolio, and find the type of projects that I was passionate about. I found all that and more at Too Good Strategy!
I want to share the most important things I have learned while working at Too Good Strategy.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions, but always have a suggestion prepared. If you don’t know how to do a project or task, it’s important to formulate your own idea before you ask for help. For example, rather than saying “I don’t get this,” or “Can you help me understand what to do?” say, “I see what you are asking and I think the best way to tackle this project would be….Will you confirm that I am going in the right direction?”
- Ask for projects that interest you. Tiffany was so great about letting me work on projects that I felt passionate about. When something sparks your interest, don’t be afraid to ask for extra responsibility or leadership positions within that realm.
- Be a sponge. The most important aspect an intern can realize is that you don’t know everything. Even though you may have learned the necessary tools in school or a previous job, understand that you are there to learn. Recognizing that fact will save you a lot of stress.
The experience I have gained over the past year has been invaluable! Tiffany Galligan is one smart cookie and it was an honor to learn from her and the rest of the Too Good Strategy crew. I will miss it dearly!