Here at Designsensory, our internship program is intended to give real-world experience to college students pursuing degrees in various fields. From research to assisting creative, our interns dive head first into agency life alongside our teams in each and every department. We gathered this year's interns to introduce themselves, their majors, and what their experiences at Designsensory have been thus far in their internship program:
Dani Netherland, Social Media Marketing Intern
My name is Dani Netherland and I am a senior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I am currently studying hospitality and tourism management with a business minor and have been interning with Designsensory since June. As a hospitality student, I learn about all different aspects of the business including event planning which is something I am the most interested in. Interning at Designsensory has given me the opportunity to help plan different events and be there for their execution as well as working with Gatlinburg Tourism on their marketing plans and execution of content creation. Working as a Social Media Marketing Intern has given me more opportunities to learn about social media rarely covered in school and has shown me how real-world social media marketing works from planning to production and so much more.
Cole Pawlaczyk, Research Analyst Intern
Hey! My name is Cole and I am a senior at the University of Tennessee’s School of Advertising and Public Relations. I major in public relations and also study communications research and analytics. I am a research analyst intern here at Designsensory and I value this experience because it coincides with my primary career interests. I collect secondary data and information and report recent trends and analyses in the current advertising and marketing landscape. The research and analysis I provide help our clients build and strengthen relationships with their consumers and the public, which is PR at its core.
Jua Im, Design Intern
Hi! I’m Jua and I am a senior at UTK’s School of Design, majoring in graphic design. I have been interning at Designsensory since September and I have learned more about UX and a lot of the detailed work surrounding it. It’s given me an opportunity to dive deeper into UX, which I’ve always wanted to do, but having to do it for real clients has been much more meaningful than the theoretical work we do in school. Working with clients with real constraints gives me the opportunity to understand different perspectives that affect the decision-making process, which in turn helps me be a better, human-centered designer.