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What a VPM Internship Can Do For You

Posted by Melissa Cook on May 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM

So, you need an internship. Preferably one that will look great on a resume and give you real-life work skills, and you found us. I hate to break it to you, but there is only one person who can determine what you get out of an internship, and that’s you. Not the boss, not the coworkers, not your job title, or to-do list. YOU. We have great opportunities here at Verge Pipe Media, but what you get out if it is up to you. Now that we've covered that disclaimer, let’s talk about what makes VPM unique:

Newsletter vpm campaign.jpgYour major doesn't matter. Yes, the majority of our interns have been in Communication, PR, Marketing, Media Studies, or something along those lines that fits with the marketing agency stereotype, but your major doesn't matter here. You want to know how I know that? I am a Natural Resource Management major in the College of Forestry and Wildlife. Crazy, huh? Granted, no one here really "gets" what it is that I'm studying, but here I am, working alongside people with business, liberal arts, and any other background you can imagine. You determine what you get out of any internship and if you look at it and say "Well, that's not for me because I'm not x, y, or z" then you're going to miss out on some incredible opportunities.

Work experience. You won’t be fetching coffee and answering voicemails all day. At VPM, we believe in giving you real tasks that teach you real skills. Becoming a community manager? You’ll need to learn how to time manage and work well in a team setting. Working in visual production? You’ll quickly learn how to work under pressure and learn to handle yourself professionally. Regardless of when you intern or what position you receive, you’ll be doing meaningful work, and that’s something you can carry with you for the rest of your career.

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An education. You’re probably already in school if you need an internship, but this is a different kind of education. This isn’t textbook learning, it’s real-world business learning. At Verge Pipe Media, you get to work hands-on with people who have been in this business for years and you get to learn from them. Where else will your boss also be your mentor? Ask questions, get your hands dirty, learn.

The potential to lead to a part-time job. If you do well in your internship, there is the possibility of it becoming a part-time job, which means work experience AND you get to quit your retail or food industry job. It’s a win-win. You can continue to work and learn, because the learning never really stops here.

Yes, these are all great things. But, they don’t happen for everyone. Interns come and go, but the ones that stay or the ones that truly got what they were looking for out of this internship had one thing in common: they put the work in. They understood that what they could get out of this internship was entirely up to them, and they worked for what they received.

So, what can a Verge Pipe Media internship do for you? Well, that’s up to you.

So, what will it be? Still interested? Contact us on our website to see about being the next Verge Pipe Media intern! We look forward to meeting you!

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Topics: Internships