18 Mar Featured Intern: Andrea Mercado
Tell us about yourself.
I’m a senior BA Communication Arts Student student from the University of the Philippines Los Baños, aspiring to be a Digital Designer/Marketer.
I was a Remote Digital Marketing Intern at Online Philippines for 6 months.
2. What were the top three (3) learnings you took away from the program?
These are my top three learnings that I would definitely carry with me in the future:
Agility – I had to quickly understand what the tasks at hand are and be flexible enough to learn what the clients need.
Self-confidence– I personally am quite a shy and timid person, and there were moments in my life that I thought I was not skilled enough to do certain things, but the internship experience taught me that I am capable of creating and helping out at a company.
Digital Marketing industry knowledge – The internship showed me a lot about the digital marketing process in the industry, from onboarding clients to executing marketing plans.
3. What was the most challenging part of the internship?
I had to balance online classes and an online internship on top of all the stress of the pandemic. There were moments when I had unstable internet and power interruptions that caused me to be less productive than I wanted to be.
4) Did the lessons and mentorship help you achieve your career training goals? Why?
Yes! I was able to learn the ropes of digital marketing. There were comments and insights from supervisors that helped me do a better job, which was a great training and learning experience.
5) Would you recommend Online Philippines to other students?