I had the pleasure of interning in marketing for a national retail chain (as a Sales Manager). It was a great experience, and I got to experience the world of marketing firsthand.
When I interned as a marketing intern in an online retail store, the most interesting part was not the actual work I did, but the opportunity to learn from my coworkers. It was clear that they had a variety of backgrounds, but they all worked together to get a common goal, and that was to sell products. It was clear that they respected each other and knew their strengths and weaknesses.
Marketing is the discipline of finding, acquiring, and communicating information to customers. In the retail industry, this is usually done through various advertising methods or events.
In programming, it’s basically the same thing. I went to a bunch of classes to learn marketing. I learned how to manage projects, communicate with my team, and learn when to ask for help. I learned how to write good code, but most importantly how to be a good manager.
Interns are people who work for companies that don’t pay them. They are not employees. They are not contract workers. They are unpaid volunteers. Most of these interns are people who never worked with the companies they intern for. They are a huge opportunity for companies to increase their value to the general public. The best way to do this is to give them experience.
We asked our interns how they learned to write code, how they learn new software tasks, and how they learn to manage people. We also asked them to tell us what they would have told them as a manager.
Many of our interns come to us with a specific skill. We usually have an idea of what kind of problem we need to solve. We have a lot of people who come to us to write code. They are very good at writing code. They know the right questions to ask and they can actually write code that works. They are the people who can help us build systems and build software for our customers.
That said, we also hire interns who are not as technically strong. We hire people who are good at a lot of different things. We hire people who can tell a story, we hire people who are good writers, we hire people who can take a concept and build a prototype.
The problem with interns is that you have to pay them, and you have to pay them on time. And interns are often not given enough resources. They are often given a very low-paying job. We don’t want interns to be paid more than we pay them. We don’t want interns to be given any more resources than we need. All of this leads to a situation where you have interns who can work on the project and then they have to go home.