Finding My Career Path
All kids dreams about what they want to be when they grow up, whether it’s a doctor, astronaut or chef. As a child, I wanted to be a news anchor on the Today Show. But my career path quickly changed after taking one particular class in high school.
The Business Marketing class at Rocky River High School changed my mind about my career choice. I fell in love with marketing and knew exactly what I wanted to study in college.
I graduated from Ohio University, where I studied marketing and communications. Throughout my studies at OU, I was unsure which area of marketing I ultimately wanted to work in, but I always knew it would be a creative field. Then during my senior year it hit me: social media. OU had just started offering an Undergraduate Certificate in Social Media Studies, so I hopped on the opportunity to sign up for the program. It sounded like the coolest thing ever and a great way to further my education. I have always loved maintaining my personal social media accounts, so this path was a no brainer.
Interning at Prosper for Purpose
Last summer, I accepted a job offer that was perfect for me: a marketing internship at Prosper for Purpose. I was beyond excited to start my journey into the world of marketing, social media and public relations.
Working closely with Prosper’s public relations director, I managed client social media accounts, conducted research, compiled contact and media lists, and assisted with media relations and the coordination of various marketing programs.
This internship has widened my knowledge of marketing and communications, and I could not be any happier! It definitely helped that I had awesome co-workers and a beautiful, creative, open office space!
My Perspective On Social Media
Since I am a huge social media nerd, I thought it would only be right to share my perspective on the topic.
I believe social media is a positive in our lives. Social media platforms are places where everyone can connect with family and friends near or far; search for news, jobs, DIY projects, recipes and cures to illnesses; post pictures of a missing pet; read helpful articles; watch funny cat videos; and so much more. Social media even allows us to express ourselves in ways in we may not be able to during face-to-face interactions. It even helps businesses thrive by engaging their audiences, and promoting their products and services. It provides so many positive advantages that help us with our daily lives.
Looking back on my internship, I see that social media isn’t the only positive in my life. I have learned so much working alongside #TeamProsper, and I am very thankful for the positive experiences I gained at Prosper for Purpose!
After Alexis completed her internship at Prosper, she accepted a position at Innovation Foods in Twinsburg, Ohio as a marketing assistant.