Our latest Inside Elastic Path series features the marketing interns and as a marketing intern myself, I could not be any more excited to share my story with you. My name is Michaela and I’m currently pursuing a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing and Communication at Stonehill College. My focus is on content marketing, so writing blog posts like this is right up my ally. We have two additional interns on the marketing team. Cody Tu and Rudra Bharat. Cody is a Graphic Design Intern, who is studying at Massachusetts College of Arts and Design and getting a degree in Communication Design. Rudra Bharat was born and raised in Malaysia and came to the states to study Economics at Boston University. Keep reading to learn more about what it’s like to be an intern on the marketing team!
Q: Can you describe a usual workday as a Digital Marketing Co-Op Intern?
Rudra: A typical workday starts with meeting with my manager to go over my day-to-day tasks and show any deliverables I have been working on. Once we go over my week, I will work on sprint tasks to work on the deliverables I have for that upcoming week. I also will attend marketing team meetings to go over sprint tasks, and to go over our weekly wins during our Friday retro meetings.
Q: Can you describe a usual workday as a Content Marketing Co-Op Intern?
Michaela: As a Content Marketing Co-Op intern, I manage the social media channels for Elastic Path. I create content to highlight on our LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. I pull metrics where we find engagement and followers to increase and find new solutions to attract our audience online. I also assist in the ‘behind the scenes’ working with webinars for Elastic Path and assist in sending emails to register for our “all demo, no pitch” webinars. I have also been writing blogs for our company website!
Q: Can you describe a usual workday as a Graphic Design Co-Op Intern?
Cody: I start my day off with meeting with my supervisor to go over my day-to-day responsibilities. Next, I will go into Jira, to check in on tasks for that week. I also double check with other coworkers who have assigned me tasks to make sure we are on the same page before I get started on creating graphics for upcoming assignments.
Q: What is typically the highlight of your day or week?
Q: In your current role, is there something you are most proud of?
Cody: Working on the state of composable commerce report graphics, I am also working through a video portion right now, which is something I am most proud of. I enjoy seeing the data and the graphics come along.
Michaela: In my current role, something I am most proud of is writing blog posts and seeing them published on our company website. This is new for me, so being able to see your work go live online is awesome.
Rudra: Being able to see my blog posts being published is something I am most proud of. I haven’t written a blog post since this internship experience, and it is something that is new to me as well. I am learning how to focus on specific content to write about, which I find myself learning day to day.
Q: How would you describe the culture at Elastic Path?
The culture at Elastic Path is very friendly, supportive and community focused. Everyone is willing to help on your own team or other teams if you have any questions. Cody states, that he likes the fact that the marketing team is small, since it is very easy to communicate with peers, coworkers and being able to get tasks done in a short period of time. Rudra also describes the culture as: welcoming, warm, and the company at Elastic Path is like one big family.
Q: What do you love about Elastic Path?
Cody: Being able to have a lot of creative freedom, especially working with ads. I am doing AB Testing with the ads. We are trying new videos, new formats, new graphic styles, new animations and trying new designs to the which results are doing better. Michaela: I love the people and the culture at Elastic Path. Everyone is based in different time zones, but we are willing to work later for unanswered questions or late-night chats if needed. Rudra: One thing I love about Elastic Path is that I can meet the more employees at Elastic Path through our “coffee-chats” we have. This is where we can meet other employees in the company and spend 30 minutes to get to know another individual through zoom and have coffee, lunch or even just a snack. Since I only interact with the marketing team, it has been nice to meet other faces virtually in the company.
Q: What would you say to someone that is considering on applying as a Co-Op Intern?
Cody: Expand your horizons, I have been doing a lot of editing and trying new AB tests. I have been able to learn a lot through the past 3 months I have been here, which has been insightful.
Michaela: If you are looking to work with such an amazing team, and a company that really cares about the people at Elastic Path, I highly recommend on applying. I also would add, that if you are looking for a challenge to apply.
Rudra: Working at Elastic Path is a great learning experience will open you to work with a committed and passionate team. Everyone on the team uses their knowledge to come together and help one another. I can develop my skillsets from what I am learning in the classroom and apply that to what I am doing in my internship. In my internship, I do a lot of research through my work, whether that is coming up with new marketing revenue aspects or working on marketing campaigns. Being able to challenge myself through my internship is something I enjoy.
Q: What do you love to do in your free time?
Cody: I love to play basketball; I play with my best friend every weekend. I have been doing this for a long time, I played back in high school. I also love to play video games; after work I will play with some of my coworkers, which is fun. I also really enjoy cooking.
Michaela: I love to find time to work out before or after work. Staying fit and healthy is something that motivates me to get my day going. I also enjoy reading and hanging with friends, since I recently moved to Boston!
Rudra: During my free time I try to read books whenever I can. I also will go outside and find a basketball court, to play pick up or with my friends. I also like to play golf. Back home I would try to find a driving range and hit some golf balls. I also enjoy watching Movies and playing video games. Since I attend school in Boston, I like to explore the city with friends, whether we are just hanging out, or trying new restaurants. Living in a lively city there is never a dull moment.
Stay tuned for our next “Inside Elastic Path” series. If you are interested joining our team, check out our open listings and apply today.