Tales From a Work-Term Student

Do you remember when you were finishing school? The nerves. The excitement. That moment when you realize you learned how to do something, but hadn’t yet done it in real life?

Enter ‘the work term’. We feel it’s our responsibility to give new grads the chance to experience life in business. This year, we’ve had three students join us in their last semester to see what it’s really like. I’ll never forget my work term. It changed my life and proved to me that I had what it takes to make it.

Sheena Hewitt came to us for her term. Here’s what she had to say about her time with us. I’ll finish my intro with a message of thanks to Sheena, who proved to us that she’s got it and will be great addition to any company in the future 🙂

So, the day I started my work-term at Dc Design House, I was a nervous wreck.  I was asking myself questions like: Am I ready for this? Am I going to be up to the challenges?  Will they like me?  Well, there was only one way to find out.

To be honest, my first day is a bit of a blur; but, I do remember how welcoming everyone was, which definitely helped with the nerves.  During my first week, they were amazing about not putting too much pressure on me; they eased me into things, giving me more responsibilities as time progressed.  On top of that, everyone made me feel like my contribution was very helpful and important, which was definitely reassuring.  This made my transition from school to the work force a less intimidating and more enjoyable one.

It’s been 6 weeks now, and I can honestly say that my experience at Dc Design House was a truly enjoyable one; I actually liked going to work!  Dc Design House is all about strategic thinking, brand expressions, and creative productions; therefore, it’s an ideal marketing firm for a work-term placement, especially for a marketing student like me.  Because of my experience, I am now familiar with things like RFP research, content pulls, content swaps, QAs, and much more!

On top of everything, through my experience with Dc Design House, I became much more involved in the company side of social media.  Because of this, I started a Facebook page for my father’s small business, The Penny Pincher.  It received 100 likes in the first day, and it’s still climbing!

Overall, everyone at the company is really nice, funny, easy-going, hard-working, and most of all – PASSIONATE about what they do.  Through Dc Design House, I have been able to learn from one of the best, obtain important skills, become more knowledgeable of the marketing world, and gain a truly valuable and rewarding experience overall; all while having a blast!

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