A number of Ageno students have added an internship to their coursework this term. Read the following interview to learn how MS in Marketing student Farhad Kazi recently started an internship at Game Show Network (GSN).
How long have you been studying at GGU? What is an interesting fact that you can share with the GGU community?
I have been studying in GGU for almost two years. I am fast learner, I taught myself how to swim, and play the guitar.
How did you find your internship?
I found it on indeed.com.
What kind of work are you currently doing at your internship?
I am a product marketing intern as GSN Games. I manage the editorial calendar and the social media pages of GSN Casino; GSN Casino is a mobile gaming app.
Are there any specific class projects that helped prepare you for the work you are doing in your internship?
Yes, my social media course has been very useful. Through this course, I have been able to understand the real world applications of a Social Media plan. Being familiar with the process of creating a Social Media plan has made it easy for me to add value to the marketing team. It took me less time to get familiar with the process, and I could take up responsibilities faster.
How do you think the skills you are learning at your internship will help in your career?
I consider my experience at GSN very valuable. While I was studying at GGU, I realized that my interest lies in the gaming industry. Here at GSN, I am getting an overall view of the industry that I wish to pursue for a career. Therefore, the skills that I am developing here will be very helpful in my future endeavors.
What is something that surprised you about this internship?
An opportunity to explore different functions of the business was the most surprising factor. My internship here at GSN games gives me an opportunity to learn and explore specific functions of business that I am interested in. This enables me to develop different skills, in addition to the skills that I am developing while performing my current function.
Do you have any recommendations for people looking for internships?
The best recommendation that I had received during my internship search was to connect with individuals who are at a position/company where I would like to work. These individuals were the best source of information to help me build a road map towards my goal. Their experiences helped me identify gaps or skills that I needed to develop for an internship position that I was interested in.
Over the next few weeks, Ageno will highlight additional students and their internship experiences. Stay tuned!