An Intern’s State of Mind: What I Learned at Velir
If I could describe my time at Velir in one word, it would be “educational.” Throughout my three months as an intern, I gained a lot of marketing knowledge and experience. As part of Velir’s marketing team, I expanded my skills and gained much more confidence in them.
One of the highlights of my work at Velir was honing my SEO skills. During the interview process, I expressed how much I wanted to work with SEO and gain the experience I need to pursue it in my career. So, I got a chance to work with Cory Nelson and Evan Crean, who helped me on my SEO journey. With their guidance, I created internal links on blogs and fix missing meta descriptions, which made me feel like my work will make a tangible impact on Velir’s website.
Each week I got to challenge my creativity. Some days I chose hero images for Velir blogs or edited pictures in Photoshop. I was also exposed to different aspects of marketing by collaborating with other teams on side jobs. It kind of reminded me of a video game, where I was completing side missions to accomplish the main task. These side missions included collecting blogs that needed CTAs, creating company t-shirts, writing out transcripts for videos on Velir’s site, making a list of completed blogs, and more.
I also enjoyed working alongside Velir’s marketing team while everyone was getting ready for Sitecore Symposium. It was interesting to witness all the work that goes into campaign creation, promotions, booth building, and email marketing. It wasn’t an easy task to finish it all on time, but we got the job done. Working with Charlotte Spencer and Chris Brady on these deliverables taught me a lot. I always felt included during my meetings with them, as I took notes and learned how to mix professionalism with friendship.
Since I was trusted to manage my workload, I built my confidence in a corporate setting. I now feel more comfortable applying to jobs that match my skills, so I can embark on this new adventure, I call my career. My overall experience working at Velir was delightful. I came in with minimal experience and I’m leaving with a lot more bullet points on my resume. I’ll miss Velir, but I’m thankful for the connections I’ve made and the memories I’ve created here.