My path leading up to becoming a Marketing Intern for Door County Adventure Center was definitely a whirlwind. I was preparing to graduate from college with an Arts Management degree and I was scrambling to find something to do for the summer that matched my new degree well. I saw the listing for a marketing intern and thought it sounded so fun and different from what you usually find. I still can’t believe how lucky I am to have gotten the gig and be a part of this amazing company!
Right off the bat, I was welcomed by my coworkers and felt right at home! Soon after my arrival, the team had a week-long orientation where we got to learn first hand about all of the things that Door County Adventure Center has to offer. I had a blast going on all the tours and learning the ropes of the daily operation. This orientation was by far the best and most unique one I have been a part of. Door County Adventure Center makes teamwork a top priority in their business and that was evident right away! I learned how to do the job, got much closer to my new teammates and learned how we all can work together for a common goal! This orientation style was a great way to ensure a successful season. Everyone on my team cared and wanted each other to succeed in our job and our everyday life!
Being a recent graduate, I was eager to put to action some of the skills I learned while going to school. This job gave me plenty of opportunities to test and strengthen those skills and learn things I hadn’t before! One of my main tasks in this internship was social media platforms. The platforms were divided up amongst me and the two other interns, my platforms being Facebook and Pinterest. With these platforms, I was able to use my creative side, something that I was hoping to be able to do! I loved gathering pictures and videos and learning about how to market to a specific group. It was also so cool to be a part of the smaller marketing team and learn from my fellow marketers along the way.
My favorite thing about my internship this summer is that there was never a dull moment! I didn’t want to be in an office all summer and this job was definitely not that! The role of a marketing intern is so immersive and well rounded. From working at the beach with rentals to capturing pictures during zip line and kayak tours in Rowley’s Bay, and everything in between, this job keeps you on your toes and gives you a nice tan! I sharpened so many skills in marketing, customer service, graphic design, communication, etc.!
I am so happy I was chosen for this position. I have gained some great first-hand experience to take with me in my future career, and some lifelong friendships as well! All while living in the gorgeous gem of Wisconsin that is Door County. I 100% recommend this internship to everyone, it has truly been a once in a lifetime experience for me!