DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN INTERN

One of our marketing interns wanted to give you a step by step account of what she does on a typical day in order to paint a better picture of what happens at LiveseySolar.

Name: Laura Gonzalez Quilez
Where are you from originally: Barcelona, Spain
Degree: Economics, University Pompeu Fabra
Career Goal: Become a manager
Best London site seen so far: Hyde Park and Portobello Market
Favorite food: It’s difficult to pick one! But if I have to choose I’ll say Spanish food, of course
Superpower: Fly or teleportation.

“I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to observe and learn from the two very inspirational business owners, Rod and Laura.” –Annie Gillman

MORNING

“When I arrive at the office at 9 AM, I switch on my computer (supplied by LiveseySolar) and get cracking! I login to the company project management software (Basecamp) to see what projects I am working on. Then, I make a quick cup of tea.. and might have a bit of breakfast… the office is supplied with nibbles like cereal and fruit, which is nice when you’ve had a busy morning, and didn’t get a chance to grab breakfast!

I find that I need to be pretty autonomous and have good administration skills in order to keep on top of things. Basecamp tells me what I have to do on a daily basis: whether that is checking our client’s website to see if it needs updating, writing and using a programme to SEO a blog or organizing new leaflets to be printed – I’m always doing something different, and if ever I run out of projects, I have learned to always be asking for what I need!

LiveseySolar encourage a ‘whistle while you work!’ environment, so I’m constantly searching Spotify, and listening to my favorite music.

I HAVE TO LEARN QUICKLY AND TEST MY COMPUTER SKILLS DAILY

I find that a typical day as a marketing intern ranges from using power point to make a presentation, uploading blog posts on a client’s website and using software to SEO the content and find keywords. I use Excel to compare data, Flickr to source images, Microsoft word to write content, Gmail to monitor/attend to my emails and Skype to talk to staff abroad.

“My role as a marketing intern mainly involved working with search engine marketing, CRM marketing and working with database software and project management software. I was also involved with web and blog development projects.” –Hyeran Kong

EVERYDAY IS DIFFERENT SO I’M NEVER BORED

Trust me! We work on over 10 projects simultaneously for UK companies, all relating to healthcare. I have to prioritise my workload and attend to more pressing concerns first. I sometimes have tight deadlines too and need to turn work around quickly, order couriers to deliver projects on time, and get feedback from internal staff to finalize projects. I rarely get stressed though, so the workload is always manageable!

AND THE VIEWS NOT SO BAD…

I have the privilege of sitting at a window that looks out across some of the most stunning views in London too. Tower Bridge, the Gherkin…the views help me think and give me creative inspiration!

AFTER WORK

I stay until 5pm and might head for a bite to eat afterwards. There are some great restaurants and bars around the office in London Bridge and Bermondsey and it’s always lively!

Applying and securing the marketing internship at LiveseySolar has been challenging, rewarding and inspiring. Each day brings new tasks and I’m constantly on the go!”

Laura Gonzalez Quilez
February 2012

Ready to take the next step? To get started on your marketing career with a London company, please click here to apply for an internship position with LiveseySolar. We look forward to speaking with you!

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What our clients say…

“In a matter of weeks, we already saw results with LiveseySolar. Far before we were even finished with our project.”

Erik Chotiner, MD, FACS, Ophthalmologist

“The whole group has been very, very professional. We’re quite early in the stages, but we can see the benefits.”

Dr Nick Mantell , MBChB FRANZCO

“They’re very professional. They know what they’re doing, but they also put us at ease. This helped us to cut through what’s needed to get what we want.”

Mr Praveen Patel, MA (Cantab), MB BChir (Cantab), FRCOphth, MD (Res)

“It’s wonderful to work with an agency that engages on our level and understands our market.”

Dr Anton Van Heerden, MBChB; FRANZCO, Ophthalmologist

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