After a summer full of parties, good food and a tropical holiday to the South of Spain I start my internship full of fresh energy. I am a practical person, and therefore I am eager to apply my knowledge about the communication profession in practice. After two years of theory, where I spent most of the time with my nose in the books, I look forward to start at Decom Technology People in Venray. Besides, It seems lovely to go by bike to my internship for the coming months. Public transport in the morning is not very good for a night owl like me.
After an intensive morning full of explanations about the identity, vision and mission of Decom and the activities that I will carry out the coming period, it’s time for the usual trip to the supermarket at lunchtime. During this stroll Tom and I are talking about the things that I can expect the upcoming period. ”We are involved with so many different and innovative things, so you will experience that time will fly by.” said Tom. Immediately after the lunch it’s time for the real work. Under the guidance of Tom I arrange and plan the content. This means I influence all social media channels Decom manages, even the accounts of some of Decom’s recruiters. Yes, all those people which I introduced myself to this morning and I have already been forgotten the names of all those employees. I think this is a big responsibility for a first day, right? During my MBO internships I mainly was in charge of the dirty dishes. So this first day looked all rosy, on to the rest of the week!
The second day of my internship I start with a fresh cup of coffee. Next I start on a new day of scheduling content. The content I schedule varies from job content, recruitment news, technology news and all the other news that apply to the industry which Decom is located in. The content is being scheduled with a program called HootSuite, which I worked with before at school. Moreover, some messages have to be posted in English, which I found quite exciting because my English is terrible! But fortunately, we have good translators on the internet nowadays. Thank God!
As if this was not challenging enough for me, I have to check English CV’s for spelling faults, and sometimes even translate text from Dutch into English. Yes, I am being well-tested here. But I still love to take this challenge to complete one of my personal internship goals, improve my English. Fortunately, there is still hope!
Furthermore, I checked a Dutch blog text and where necessary I even made improvements. ”You immediately dare to come forward with proposals for improvement, well done!”, I heard from Tom. I structured the blog with the program WordPress. Fortunate I had already worked with this program before. Then Tom and I checked the blog for the last time and we made some final adjustments. Then we published this blog on Decom’s website and social media pages. We also spoke about the future. In the coming period I will also focus on reacting on social media comments, making vacancy images via Photoshop and stay up-to-date with the latest communication developments.