With just over three weeks until my graduation, it is still unbelievable the fun, experience and knowledge I have gained throughout these past four years! One specific outstanding experience I had was interning with the great team at Third Wing Business Strategies. Third Wing has allowed me to grow as a business professional in many different ways. It has also opened a lot of doors for my future, including a new direction I want to pursue!
In the Spring of 2012, I was offered an internship at Third Wing! The minute Karen Kovach introduced herself and Third Wing, I knew that this was the perfect chance to go beyond the classroom and step foot into the “business world.” I was excited and thrilled to receive my first assignment, and could not wait to show the team my determination and capabilities!
When I look back at my internship, I appreciate every moment, but especially projects such as: Highway 27, which was a marketing research project for a client. (Third Wing Account Executive) Mike Miller taught me firsthand the knowledge, information and tools to successfully complete this project. Highway 27 entailed: cold calling, visitation of over 120 businesses, and of course, marketing strategy! At the completion of this project, we presented our findings to the CEO and executives of our client.
Third Wing has also allowed me to gain experience through creating press releases, writing blogs, taking photographs for marketing material,, and helping to create marketing collateral. I also was exposed to computer programs such as: Constant Contact, Google Adwords and Analytics, learning how to use these resources to specifically reach our target markets.
A Third Wing internship also presented a major advantage over other companies; the size of the firm allowed me to gain firsthand experience on projects; and to work with the principals and executive team on all tasks. I was allowed to gain perspectives in every ‘nook and corner’ of a successfully run business!
As for my plans for the future, the team at Third Wing has given me great advice in reaching my goals and expanding my potential! I am in the process of applying for my Masters of Business Administration at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. My short-term goal is to receive my Masters’ while still gaining experience in marketing. My long term goal is to work for the Walt Disney Company in their marketing department.
This internship has given me a taste of the professional workplace and knowledge to better my future and career. With knowledge from my business classes and experience from Third Wing combined, I have no doubt I will become successful in my future endeavors!
– David Deets*
* David will graduate from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida on April 27, 2013. He is a native of West Chester, Pennsylvania.