If you’re looking for a marketing, public relations, event planning, or design internship for the fall 2013 semester, read on! Or even if you’re not looking for an internship, but want to know more about the Hotels Unlimited Marketing Department and what they do, for the company’s hotels and central New Jersey wedding venues keep reading. The answers to those questions are below!
I, Gina DiFazio, a senior at Rider University, have been an intern for Hotels Unlimited in East Windsor, New Jersey for the past two semesters of my college career and I wish I could stay for another!
Julia Coppock, the Marketing Director of Hotels Unlimited is a fiery red-head who knows what she’s doing. Julia has been with the company for 8 years, and says, “I love working for a company that has high standards of excellence, and I love keeping up with emerging wedding trends and learning about new ways to communicate with our audience.”
Fabienne Banczak, the Graphic Designer, has been here for nearly five years and says that, “I love working for companies like Hotels Unlimited who challenge me to achieve my highest potential in design and brand strategy. I love the diversity of my job and the ease at which I can make a direct, positive impact in the company. I have a passion for branding projects that require me to envision many different uses and applications for my designs. I enjoy teaching my craft and educating others about the benefits of good design.”
Jenny Fisher, Marketing Coordinator, the newest member of the marketing “team” has been here for about six months.
“I love it!” Says Jenny, “My first job gave me some experience in marketing, content writing, and design, but wasn’t capable of teaching me programs like Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc. When I came across Hotels Unlimited and saw what the job could offer me, I knew this is exactly where I wanted to be! I’ve been able to learn so much in a little amount of time, and it is all due to my amazing coworkers. I love working at a company where I am continuously learning, having diversity in what I’m working on, and enjoying what I do.”
I say “team” because that is truly how you feel when you work with these women.
At Hotels Unlimited just because you’re the intern does not make you any less important. The work you do is just as meaningful and you won’t be making afternoon coffee runs, or getting lunch orders here. You’ll be dining with the rest of the full-timers at East Windsor’s restaurant [for free ].
The skills you learn at this internship are focused mainly on your blog-writing and social media understanding. One of the main focuses of the intern is keeping the blog post content new and relatable to all of our customers/potential customers.
So what does this mean?… Don’t find yourself saying CRAAP at the end of the day. Remember this acronym and it will help you throughout this entire position!
C-Is for CONNECTED: Staying connected with clients is so important when you’re the intern. You want your clients to know that just because you’re the intern does not mean that you aren’t just as professional as everyone else in the office. Stay connected with them! Know what new content is on their pages, what they are up to, and what new ideas are buzzing around for them!
R-Is for RELEVANT: When writing content for Hotels Unlimited it’s important to know what you’re talking about. If you’re writing about a wedding, go through all the pictures, explore the theme, make connections to the couple by using the information that is provided, and then seek some more out so that the blog is personalized to the couple. The bride and groom will love to see that the content is clearly about them… not information that can be applied to any old bride and groom.
A-Is for AWARE: Be aware of what the other women are working on in the office. The best intern is one who offers a hand. Always be ready to help out, and never say you’re not interested! ANY information you can learn will benefit you in the future—even if it’s learning what you DON’T want to have any part in.
A-Is for ACCESSIBLE: If you’re an accessible intern it means that you are ready to do anything! From picking out decorations for an upcoming event, like the Turn the Tide Bridal Show to writing content for a website, to creating a new blog post idea, make sure the ladies know you want to help!
And finally- P-IS for PERSISTENT: DO NOT allow yourself to be shut down by anyone. Clients will avoid contacting you if they feel it is going to be a lot of work for them. Make their lives easier. YOU put in the work, YOU send the emails, YOU make the phone calls, and YOU come up with ideas. By doing this, you’re showing people that you’re capable of anything they throw in your direction and you’re happy to help with all of it!
Now, if you’re feeling overwhelmed, DON’T BE. This position will truly be an experience that you will never forget. Some of my fondest memories are of things that I really did not want to do at the outset.
For example, I had to write a blog post about a woman that had to reschedule her wedding due to Hurricane Sandy. I was unsure of how to go about writing it without coming off as insensitive. It was a devastating time for a lot of New Jersians and I really wanted to do this bride justice.
I ended up writing a piece that had some people with tears in their eyes! It was the most rewarding thing to know that what I wrote could really have an impact on the individuals that read the blog.
E-mail your résumé to email@example.com, please use “Marketing Intern” as the subject line.