Who: Alexandra (Lexi) Fink
School: University of Texas at Austin
Major: Sociology and McCombs Business Foundations
Internship: Laura U Interior Design– Social Media and Marketing Intern
Q: What was the environment like there?
A: It was a wonderful, energetic environment made up of about 15 employees. Everyone was in constant contact, and very close. On Fridays we had a meeting where we celebrated everyone’s weekly achievements
Q: What is something you learned?
A: I learned a lot of directly work related things such as Google +, Google Analytics, and WordPress, but I learned a lot more about the environment that I want to look for after I graduate.
Q: Is there anything you wish you had known before taking the job?
A: I wish I would have known more about programs like Photoshop. Often for banners on Shopify or for blogs, we would use Photoshop. I was able to so some of the basics, but my supervisor was very skilled at the program and it always made me wish I could do more.
Q: Do you have any advice for college students who are looking for internships/jobs?
- Do your research! Research, research, research. Make sure you know the ins and outs of your company, their industry, and the way they operate.
- After you have done that go in to the interviews and be yourself. I believe part of why I enjoyed my internship so much is because it was exactly what I wanted to be doing, working in interior design, and it was with people I looked forward to seeing everyday.
- The more I poured myself into what I was doing and the more work I asked to do, the more I learned and the more I got out of my summer at Laura U.