Social Beat was the second company that I interned with and the leap from the previous one to Social Beat was huge. The learning curve was steep and it was not restricted to my domain/department alone. Unlike many other companies, I got to learn how the other teams work as well. A few things that I loved about Social Beat were the culture, the team and the work. The culture, in my opinion, was one of the main reasons why I enjoyed my work. It allowed me to enjoy my work while gaining a huge amount of knowledge. The team was very supportive and encouraging and they always looked at what better they could do for the clients. They were always willing to teach me bits and pieces of digital marketing. I never felt like an intern, given the work and exposure that I got was not something that typical interns get. Anyone interning at Social Beat is given proper training and tasks, akin to that the team members do. I am currently specialising in Human Resources and my experience at Social Beat really helped me link theories and concepts that I was introduced to in lectures on what happens in agencies and companies. As a part of the HR Team, I got to interact with all the teams across all the cities. I also got to learn the dynamics of how multiple teams collaborate at different points of time to ensure the end result is always exceeding client expectations. The atmosphere that the team set has helped me motivate myself to push boundaries and always perform beyond what is expected of myself.
I had a lot of personal growth as well, apart from what I learnt professionally. The culture made me realise that your work is only as good as the values you portray while doing the tasks. Integrity, mutual trust and taking ownership have become things that I value, after my internship.
All in all, my journey was filled with immense learning, learning how to enjoy my work, along with looking forward to what I could do the next day. Interning at an agency like Social Beat while I was studying is something I am really grateful for. The amount of exposure I got with regards to the world of human resources, as well as digital marketing, is humungous. I gained a lot of insights into many different things and gained so much knowledge about how things work.