What I Learned My First Week as a Social Media Intern

Author: Laurie Anne Nilo / Source: Simply Measured My name is Laurie and I’m the new Social Media Intern at Simply Measured. It’s only th

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My name is Laurie and I’m the new Social Media Intern at Simply Measured. It’s only the beginning, and I already know that I’m at the right company, surrounded by amazing people, doing what I’ve always imagined I’d be doing after I graduated from college (GO ZAGS!).

Here are a few I learned during my first week.

Excel is Going To Be My Best Friend

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As a Social Media intern, I’ll be doing a lot of scheduling. From creating and tracking goals to managing each social channel, organization is key and Excel is going to help me get the job done.

Absorb, Absorb, Absorb

The first few weeks here, I felt like a dried-up sponge being immersed in water for the first time, except the water was information. I took a ton of notes (to minimize question-asking) and tried to get familiar with the inner workings of the office—who’s best to ask for what. It was only when I began scheduling social posts on my own that I started to have so many questions.

But I didn’t have a few weeks to get settled. I had three days with Audrey, the previous social media intern, before I was on my own. In a bit of a panic, I sent her a massive message on Slack with ten questions…and then wrote a full page worth of questions in my notebook.

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Does It Seem Like a Silly Question? Ask Anyway

Have you ever been told, “There’s no such thing as a dumb question,” asked a question, and gotten a look that says, “Are you dumb?” or a look that says, “Were you listening? Because if you were, you’d know the answer to that.” Throughout life, I’ve had this exact exchange countless times, and it’s definitely inhibited my ability to ask the questions that will get me…

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