Hello blog world! My name is Kelly Rogers and I am Roundpeg’s marketing intern for the summer. I am a junior at Purdue University (I have a feeling I may be butting heads with the IU fans around the office) majoring in advertising and public relations.
I am an active member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and a member of PRSSA and AAF. I have lived in the Indianapolis area for the majority of my life and I can’t wait to start networking and meeting other Indy-area social media enthusiasts like myself (follow me on Twitter @kellyarogers).
This summer I am looking forward to acquiring new skills which I would never learn in the classroom. For example: Purdue, along with many other universities, does not offer a class on social media and social networking. It never occurred to me how useful these websites can be for business professionals and small-business owners.
Social media makes it easier than ever to effectively reach target markets and attract new customers. I thought I had the bases covered with Twitter and Facebook, but with this internship I am quickly learning those websites are just the surface of the social networking world. Quote me on this; I will be the mayor of something on foursquare by the end of the summer!
There are countless opportunities and advantages of interning with a smaller marketing company. Roundpeg’s post on IndianaINTERNnet said: “no two days will be the same,” which is exactly what I am looking for in an internship.
During my time here at Roundpeg I look forward to working on anything and everything marketing-related. I am very excited to attend client meetings, networking events, write blogs, build websites and do whatever else Jay and Lorraine throw my way. Already on my first day I attended my first project meeting and sat through a crash-course on two lifesaving tools: WordPress and AddressTwo. When I return to West Lafayette in the fall, I am confident that Roundpeg will have provided me with the tools and knowledge I need to have success in the “real world.”