A Day in the Life of the Global Machine Parts Intern- Victoria Michael

victoria 3This Summer I am working as a Marketing Intern for Global Machine Parts. Global Machine Parts is an online B2B parts company who acts as an industrial supplier for various companies involved in manufacturing using CNC machines. We are different from the competition in that we function almost completely online, whereas our competitors use sales representatives as a middleman for their operations. Global Machine Parts is made up of four people, myself included, so we are a rather small operation. However our parent company, JTEKT, has an operation of about 200 employees in the United States.

As the Marketing Intern I am responsible for supplying marketing information to our customer base. My main objective is to construct a weekly email newsletter that goes out to about 7,000 customers. To do this, I use Vertical Response (a newsletter generator) to format content and research to create it. I also use various forms of social media, such as Twitter and LinkedIn, to connect with our customers. It is also required of me to obtain new leads and emails in order to grow our customer base, and in the last year I have grown our list about 250%.

Victoria works for a B2B manufacturer called Global Machine Parts

Victoria works for a B2B manufacturer called Global Machine Parts

Right now I am also responsible for preparing for IMTS, or the International Machine Tool Show, in Chicago the second week of September. I am required to put together various promotional materials as well as inform and invite clients and new leads to the show. This show is held at McCormick place and is a huge opportunity for Global Machine Parts to make sales and obtain new customers.

This internship has been a great experience for me. First, it provides me a great opportunity to use the knowledge I have gained from DePaul to implement a marketing plan in a real life situation. The company has no other person dedicated to marketing, so I have not only creative liberty but the opportunity to think and come up with new ideas rather than just do whatever someone tells me to do. Also, all my prior experience has been in the consumer market. This job has given me the opportunity to learn about a sector of the market that many other students do not. Also, this company is great because we have the funding/budget of a large company (JTEKT, aforementioned above) with the opportunity to make a big difference as one person on a very small team. I would highly recommend that others seek out a similar internship because it has afforded me experiences I don’t think I could have gotten in a different market.

Global Machine Parts where Victoria Michael works

Global Machine Parts where Victoria Michael works

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A Day in the Life of the JP Morgan Intern- Ken Jaroenchisakon

Let’s Go For A Summer Ride In JPMorgan

A few years ago being here was just a dream that seems so far out of reach. As a commercial banking marketing summer analyst, I am thrilled to share with you a glimpse of my journey that can’t be replicated in any lecture hall.

View from JP Morgan building

Within the first two hours of my internship, I found myself sitting next to my managers for an important conference call (drumroll please). Don’t get too excited because it took me less than seconds to scribble metrics and software operations all over my notebook. Since then, I had jumped onto this speeding train that I knew would take me to my destination.

 

Fast forward, a lot has changed since that meeting. From conducting market research to implementing split tests to familiarizing myself with marketing platforms like BrightEdge and CQ5, I have harvested a plethora of tech and analytical skills. I am further entrusted to prepare dashboard proposals that will ultimately be presented to executive directors (cheers to a mind-blowing project!).

 

The department is dynamic and collaborative, so team events are coordinated on a routine basis. One of my memorable moments occurred when we went bowling with the New York team. Just don’t ask me about my score! Oh, about networking. There are intern events and speaker series every week. I always try to schedule additional time to grab lunch or coffee (hazelnut frap for me) and chat with members from different lines of business. I can’t thank them enough for squeezing me into their busy schedule.

 

As summer comes to close, I must confess I am having a hard time leaving this world that I had dreamed about for so long. Appreciation for the extensive education platform and learning opportunity is an understatement. Whether or not I receive an invitation back next summer, I am still proud of my decision to try.Processed with VSCOcam with t1 preset

 

Lastly, one of the many valuable takeaways from my time here is humility. Someone in fact once said to me, “If everyone had the opportunity that I had, I wouldn’t be standing here.” His name was Jamie Dimon.