Oct 29

12 Weeks – What It's Really Like To Intern For A Digital Agency

It' s that time again to introduce another one of our Fall interns -  Over the course of the next 12 weeks we will focus on bringing you a fresh perspective from our Strategy, Marketing and Design interns on what it's really like to intern at a digital agency. Today we will introduce our Strategy intern, Steven Shyne......
I was born in Bozeman, Montana but grew up mostly in Seattle, moving back to Montana for high school and to be closer to our family. After high school I moved to Portland, Oregon for college but transferred to San Diego State University within a couple years and I've been in San Diego every since. While in school, I worked at a corporate travel planning firm, putting myself through college, before entering the marketing world. Traveling is how I like to most spend my time, money and energy: just this year, I went to London, Tokyo and Alaska, and in a few weeks I'm off again to Mexico. When I'm not traveling I enjoy hitting the beach, dinner parties, painting, catching up with friends, and hanging out with my dog, Barnaby.

1. Where do you go to School? What is your Major? When do you plan on graduating?

I graduated from San Diego State University this past May with a degree in Marketing.

2. How did you hear about Digital Operative?

I met Eric, my now supervisor, at a mutual friend's party. We got to talking about all things digital marketing, he told me about DO and their internship program and that's when my obsession with Digital Operative began. The rest is history.

3. What do you hope to learn from your internship?

I hope to learn everything, but since that's nearly impossible, I hope to gain a better understanding of how a digital marketing agency operates both internally among their departments as well as externally with their clients as well as assist in the strategic development of providing clients with solutions.

4. 1 week down - 11 to go......How do you feel after your first week of interning?

I feel afraid that I might get hit with a Nurf gun dart! But other than that I feel very excited and really pumped to learn and help. I started my internship at the same that a new client was brought on, so I'm going to be able to watch the whole process from the beginning over the next 12 weeks.

5. What do you hope to do after completing your internship and graduating from college?

Well, I'm already done with school, but after my internship I hope to obtain a full-time job and continue to learn about all things digital marketing (and pay back my student loans).

6. Tell us something interesting about yourself?

While in college I served as a research assistant to a professor of mine, and because of our work, I received an award and a cash prize for our advancement in the field and contribution to the school. Furthermore, we are currently attempting to get our work published.

Steven is strategy intern by day and event planner by night....And 100% awesome ALL DAY