During second semester I decided to engage myself a little bit more and decided to try three digital sandboxes. I attended WorkSMART and WordPress for the first seven weeks of the second semester and Professional Development for the second half. I also attempted to take SolidWorks, but unfortunately the software was unable to run properly on my operating system.
WorkSMART was very beneficial in helping me focus and recenter my goals. I personally focused my SMART goal on working out more and focusing on both my physical and mental wellness. Through these seven weeks, I made myself go to the gym at least three times a week. This helped me work on my time management, as I had to mange my schedule and allocate time for exercising. Ultimately I was unable to lose the weight that I had set as my goal, but WorkSMART was able to teach me a lot about prioritizing things, managing my scheduling, and committing to activities and goals for long periods of time. All of the skills listen above, will be very beneficial in my future.
The second digital sandbox I took this semester was WordPress. Aside from a few posts on my Honors and Scholars e-Portfolio, I had not had any experience with WordPress or any other blogging or website formatting, so I was able to learn a lot. Through this sandbox I was able to learn basics such as creating post, adding media, and managing my pages, settings, and content. Not only was I able to set up a basic blog and write about my interests, but I gained a skill which I foresee to be very beneficial in my future marketing career. In fact, I enjoyed everything that I learned in WordPress, so much that I applied and hope to teach this sandbox next semester. I plan to play around on WordPress more this summer and I hope to grow my personal blog into a more detailed and extensive site. I plan to continue this as a hobby and hope that the skills that I learned can help me in a career in digital marketing in the future.
Attached is a link to my blog, which encompasses some things that I enjoy such as fashion and make-up, along as serving as a documentation of some of my adventures in throughout OSU and Columbus.
The final sandbox that I took was Professional Development. I felt that this sandbox was able to teach important tips and information that very helpful for Freshman. Those tips and tricks included interview tips, resume criticisms, and information that would help in our future internship and job search endeavors. Two of the most beneficial assignments was working on mock interview questions and elevator pitches.
Attached below is my mock elevator pitch:
“Hello, my name is Emily Chen and I’m completing a Marketing degree at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. I am interested in a career in Digital Marketing in the fashion and retail industry. I have been involved in Media, Marketing, and Communications scholars group and developed skills in the marketing field. Additionally, from young age I have always had an interest in the fashion industry and how it functions. I am seeking a marketing internship for Summer 2018, in hopes to learn more about the marketing industry and gain hands on experience. Could you tell me more about the types of projects and positions that are available at your company for someone with my interests?”