#NDSUintern Spotlight Blog

Intern: Matthew Vanyo

Major: Marketing

Company: OpGo Marketing

Location of Internship: Fargo, ND

Internship Title: Digital Marketing Specialist

  • Why did you choose the company that you work for?
    • I chose to work for OpGo because of their independently motived culture and their emphasis on a part of the marketing industry that I was interested in, all while being very encouraging in my own endeavors. They are a full service marketing agency, so I am closely tied to both the creative and digital side of the company, which has given me an abundance of experience!
  • What were some of the requirements for your internship?
    • For my position, it is recommended to be pursuing a marketing degree or other business realted field and a big bonus if you have any Google certifications.
  • What is your favorite part about your internship experience?
    • My favorite part of my internship is how open and transparent everyone is. Everyone is both professional and relaxed, which I think makes for a great learning/working environment. Another favorite part is having the chance to be in a sand volleyball league with my boss!
  • What is the most challenging part of your internship? How have you overcome these obstacles? 
    • The biggest challenge that I had was initially understanding the data within the several platforms used and being able to explain to clients on what they meant. Overcoming this challenge came from asking questions to my colleagues and doing those tasks on my own a few times.
  • How did you find your internship?
    • Company presentation in-class
  • Why was it beneficial for you to register your internship for credit through the Internship Program?
    • It was beneficial to earn the internship credit because it has help me gain real world experience in my respected field while also fulfilling my requirements to earn my Sales Certificate. It also provided me with a great deal of insight on what route I would like to take after graduation.
  • What advice would you give a student who is in the process of applying to an internship?
    • Think hard about what made you interested in your field of study in the first place and then focus on sending your application to businesses like it first. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get accepted, but never forget to consistently follow up with them from time to time. Finally, get in a habit to put in your best effort for when you apply and when you have the job. This includes giving an honest and professional approach to them. Employers recognize this!

      Feel free to use this motto: “Do the job, big or small.. do it well, or not at all!”

      Roll Herd!

 

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