We were so lucky to have Holly as our 2018 Summer and 2019 Winter intern! Here’s a little bit more about her.
My name is Holly Mitchell and I am a Junior at UWRF from Oakdale, MN. I’m double majoring in Business Administration and Economics with a minor in Spanish with the goal being to work for an international company so I can see the world while I work! Outside of classes, I am an active initiate of Phi Mu – Zeta Sigma, director of operations for the UWRF chapter of DECA, a member of the Student Economic Society, and a Peer Mentor to four freshman majoring in business.
2. What brings you to That’s My Idea! Marketing?
I decided to come to TMIM for my internship to get the hands-on experience that comes with working for a smaller business. I have always loved marketing and the more creative side of business, so this was a great way to get an in-depth look into what a marketing professional does. I have been able to write blogs, ads, press releases, and even run the marketing plan for a local nonprofit; all things I never would have been able to do at a larger business.
3. What do you hope to learn from this internship?
I came into my internship hoping to learn more about what it is like to work in the business field, not just learn about it. I have never had an internship before, so every experience was new and exciting. I learned how to manage large projects, what goes into marketing for a small business (which is more than you would think!), and I got to work with a lot of great people.
4. What’s one of your favorite things to do in the Twin Cities?
One of my favorite things to do in the Twin Cities area is go to Cossette’s for dinner. Cossette’s is a great Italian restaurant with hearty food that is great in the winter (or whenever a food coma is needed). I also like to go to downtown Stillwater and visit the small shops along the St. Croix river.
5. Any advice to give to students out there looking for internships?
Apply, apply, apply. The worst thing that can happen is not getting an interview. After you’ve applied and you haven’t heard back for a few weeks, do not be afraid to call or email them to double check that they received your application; this will also make you stand out by showing you’re interested enough in the position to follow-up. Also, do not be afraid to go to a career councilor (most colleges have them!) to get advice about where to apply and how to improve your resume. I got feedback on mine from multiple people, and I am still making more tweaks to ensure it is readable and that all of my important information is seen.
Thanks, Holly! We wish her all the best as she continues her junior year of college.