July 18, 2014 By BJ Cook,
It’s that time again where we tap into our series, “12 weeks – what it’s really like to intern for a digital agency”  and welcome our Summer class of digital 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. To start we will focus on DO’s Digital Marketing Intern, Sean Hoffman Hailing from the streets of downtown San Diego, I sleep soundly to airplanes flying over-head. I’m an urbanite and most at home in a city-lit world that never sleeps. It’s like one great conversation is taking place, and I’ve had the pleasure to listen and learn from it. Now I’m feeling adventurous, and thought I’d get in a word. So here it is: I’m all sorts of excited to be doing the type of work that plays to my passion – writing and all the head-banging that it entails. And being true to my word I plan on learning all that I can.
1. Where do you go to School? What is your Major? When do you plan on graduating?
Who doesn't want to spend their college years in the safest city in America? I’m a recent graduate of the University of California, Irvine. Our mascot is an anteater and I chose to be an English major. A recipe for success if I ever saw one.
2. How did you hear about Digital Operative?
Between making lattes for the lovely and patient downtown community, I familiarized myself with the digital marketing agencies in my area through Google and LinkedIn. One of the suggestions that popped up was Digital Operative, and after taking a look at their website and blog, I knew I needed to be a part of what they were doing.
3. What do you hope to learn from your internship?
I plan on taking full-advantage of these friendly and devoted professionals and learn everything about content marketing. I want to learn the trade-secrets of creating a brand and honing in on the specifics of turning writing into a campaign.
4. 1 week down - 11 to go......How do you feel after your first week of interning?
Taco Tuesdays should be a national holiday. Tech problems weed out the weak. And I love it here. I don’t feel that I’m doing work, but something far more substantial. I’m developing the necessary skills to make meaningful contributions in a business that I am getting more and more excited about.
5. What do you hope to do after completing your internship and graduating from college?
After this internship, I hope to have made the beginnings of a competitive resume and portfolio that will get me noticed by employers. I can only get so far with a winning personality.
6. Tell us something interesting about yourself?
I have sectoral heterochromia. It’s a thing. Look it up.
We are so excited to have Sean as part of our team. Since his first day, he's been a content creating monster!

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