We’re proud of our social media internship at Everywhere. Every semester, two to three interns are chosen to work in our offices and gain experience in our arena. We ask each intern to submit a blog post as part of their training. The following blog post was penned by Courtney Goldin.
I’ve come to understand it’s the experiences you rack up in a lifetime that make for an excellent journey.
An Atlanta native, I attend college in a little town in Alabama called Auburn studying public relations – a decision that put me on a path towards a career I love and can excel in.
It just happened like that. When I landed my first internship as a college undergrad at the Everywhere offices, with it came the opportunity to return to my Atlanta roots in the Old Fourth Ward, interning with a great firm specializing in social media marketing.
I have always loved the different aspects of social media. From Pinterest, which has given me the ability to pin the things I love and want to remember on a virtual pin board and express my creativity through clothing, quotes and people that inspire me, to Twitter, which has helped me to keep up with current events and trending topics. I am excited for the chance to dive deeper and use the tools to help actual clients from a business perspective.
Everywhere has this great ability to connect, listen and tap into public trends… and of course attract the right kind of crowd to host a fabulous tweetup! The kickoff party of the summer, the Digitini, is an experience I will never forget.
Earlier this May, Everywhere hosted a Digitini tweetup honoring blogger Ananda Leeke. An inspiration to our team, Ananda founded The Digital Sisterhood, where she empowers women in social media through Digital Sisterhood Radio and #DigitalSisterhood Wednesdays on Twitter. Her social media activism and accomplishments, dedication to blogging and even her role as a Heart of Haiti ambassador have endeared her to our team as our “digital sister.”
Every detail of the event was made to perfection, from delectable strawberry, s’more and chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting from O.M.G. Cupcakes to mixing up Digitinis, concocted from a recipe of peach-flavored Ciroc, lemonade and white grape juice – I can assure you, not a single drop was wasted!
Surrounded by social media friends, influencers and local bloggers, we presented Ananda with the key to the Digital Sisterhood in Atlanta not only recognizing her accomplishments, but also exemplifying social media’s ability to forever change the way people connect, engage and empower each other through technology.
The Digitini tweetup gave me a valuable insight into the social media world, testing my social skills and giving me the opportunity to connect with people who share my passion. I look forward to the lessons and new experiences this summer internship holds. Through Digitini, I was able to take a look out of that great door and continue my adventure of possibilities.