If I could use one word to describe Netsertive, it would be home. Netsertive is not just a business—it’s a family. Throughout the summer, I showed up to work every day excited to work with such smart, kind, and amazing people. I even found myself missing the office on the weekends!

Every day I took on new projects and was presented with new opportunities to grow and learn. I truly learned more from these people than I ever imagined I could. Here are the top four highlights of my Netsertive internship.

1. Becoming a Hubspot Expert

One of my biggest goals of this internship was to learn how to use different kinds of software, such as Hubspot and Salesforce, that would provide me with a strong marketing foundation.

I quickly surpassed this goal! On my first day, I was given a project involving Hubspot and quickly learned the ins and outs of the platform. I even received my Hubspot Content Marketing Certification in my first week.

I definitely learn by doing, so by allowing me to jump into projects easily and freely, I was able to learn quickly. In the span of just a few days, I learned more than I thought I would over the whole internship.

2. Living My Passion for Social Media and Video Creation

In the weeks that followed I was given projects ranging from social media planning to marketing research and video creation. I can honestly say I was having the time of my life learning and creating.

At one point early on in my internship, I remember telling my friend, “I really look forward to coming to work every day,” and he replied, “I felt that way at the start of my last internship, but it goes away.” Over time, I kept waiting for my excitement to go away, but I can confidently say that on the last day of my internship those feelings of joy are still here.

3. Creating a Youtube Video Series

Without a doubt, one of my favorite projects here at Netsertive was creating my own video series on YouTube. I had so much freedom to write and create videos on topics that are important to me.

In addition to creating videos, I also worked on a variety of projects, one of which was helping with the completion of the new Netsertive website. During my internship, Netsertive created a completely new website. It was amazing to contribute to the behind-the-scenes work that went into launching a website and see the finished product after the team effort.

4. Experiencing an Awesome Company Culture

As much as I loved the work I was doing, it definitely wasn’t all work and no play. Netsertive is constantly hosting fun events and group activities, my favorite among them being office mini-golf, bowling, and volunteering at the Inter-Faith food shuttle.

By participating in so many fun events, I was able to interact with people from different departments and backgrounds. I developed so many meaningful relationships here that I know will last. Netsertive fosters an environment in which everyone is eager to help one another, no matter the circumstances.

There’s always someone there to lend a hand and help you succeed. I am so incredibly grateful for this internship, and I will never forget marketing team lunches, laughing with the other interns, and being a Netizen.

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