I also set out to understand the processes and procedures used by tbk Creative and to better understand the agency experience. Thanks to my time at tbk Creative, I’ve learned how to use Slack, Skype, Time Harvest, Dropbox and Basecamp to work more efficiently and productively. I’ve also learned what it’s like to work in an agency setting, including the various people and processes involved in project work for clients. I’ve valued the opportunity to witness and participate in client relations and communications. The ability to see a project unfold and contribute through various tasks has been a major career accomplishment that will serve me well in my future career.
In addition to my professional goals, I set a personal goal for the internship. I wanted to gain confidence, resist perfectionistic tendencies and take on challenges that scared me. I knew that speaking up with ideas, asking questions and seizing any opportunities that scared me would offer the most personal and professional development. I made a conscious effort to work toward this goal every day of my internship, and it’s a practice I will continue throughout my life. It’s not always easy, nor something I will always excel at, but it’s something I’ll strive for.