After your 2 internships you were hired. Tell us about your position now:
I am a Social Media Coordinator at Red Door. I work the Cross Channel Marketing Team in order to align all of our social efforts with other digital efforts to ensure our clients reap the biggest impact. On the day-to-day, I am responsible for ongoing engagement on many of our client’s social media channels.
What did you like most about your time as an intern at Red Door?
Both times around the people at Red Door are what impressed me most. In 2011 I came to Red Door as part of an Intern Cohort with many other interns (some still here like Lexi, Bryan and Mariel; and some of which have moved on from Red Door, like Kassi). Entering into the experience with many other’s first starting out really bonded us and made it a more comfortable journey where we could really take ownership of projects and try to show our emerging knowledge. In 2013, I came onto the social team and although wasn’t onboarded with other interns, I was quickly integrated into the RDI culture by some of the amazing staff members who have become more than just coworkers and are truly mentors and friends ready and willing to guide and teach me through my new position.
What is the most important thing you learned and helped to prepare you for your current position?
Speak up. Ask questions. Become crazy good at Googling things and acting like you definitely already knew what you were talking about. Really, overall, just want to be in the position you’re in, and continually striving to learn and move forward in your knowledge and career path.
What should our new interns do to get the most out of their time here?
You’re in an internship to learn from others and flourish in the business realm you want (or thing you want) to be a part of, show this to those around you by being confident with your thoughts and ideas. If they’re not quite spot on, someone will tell you why and you’ll learn from it, but if they are – you’ll get the credit and feel like the rock star you are.
Past: Web Design Intern
Present: Junior Designer
What is your current position here now at Red Door Interactive?
I help support the creative team, working on design projects for almost all of our clients. I create shareable images, banner ads, landing pages, blog images, emails, print ads, infographics, and much more!
What did you like most about your internship at Red Door?
The great thing about Red Door is that they never really treat you like an intern — you are truly apart of the team. You are given small tasks to high priority tasks. You get to dive right into the work, which helps you quickly learn how things work at an agency. Getting to work hands-on was a great way to improve my design skills and learn from the Senior Designers.
What is the most important thing you learned while an intern here that prepared you for your current job?
You should not be afraid to put your ideas out there and learn from your mistakes.
What is your advice for future interns?
Work hard, share your ideas, and be a great team player.
We have had so many great interns over the last few years, and are excited to see intern alumni flourish here at Red Door and at other companies. Click here to catch our recent blog post highlighting some of our Intern Alumni who are killing it at other companies now such as Nordstrom or Gallup. We are excited about the new class of interns that will be joining us this year and you could be the next! Apply now!