Right now I’m 7 weeks into my 10 week long internship. The time had flown by MUCH quicker than I was expecting. In the last few weeks I’ve been busy working on my project and learning about other positions within the company.
With my project, I’ve gained experience with different database management systems such as Microsoft Access and Google Analytics. I was even able to take a Microsoft Access class offered by Jo-Ann to freshen up on what I learned in CSE. I’ve also been working on trying to keep my presentation clean and simple as a PowerPoint (which is difficult for someone as detail-obsessed as me).
Another experience I’ve been able to take advantage of at Jo-Ann is shadowing people in other departments. There’s a lot of cross-functionality here so our department is constantly meeting with others, but shadowing is a great way to gain a more in-depth look into what they actually do. I was able to shadow a girl from the marketing department who works with e-mail promotions and some of the creativeness behind them which was SO cool. If you have the opportunity with your internship or job, I highly recommend shadowing regardless of what you think your interest level in the position is.
I’m currently tying together the loose ends of my final project and starting to practice presenting in front of my co-workers. In my final week of the internship, I have to present my summer project and provide a brief overview of my internship experience in front of my manager, co-workers and the company’s management executives (even including the CEO).
I’ll keep you updated as my internship starts to wrap up!