Internship experience

My Internship Experience At Social Beat : Aaratrika Chatterjee

  • Vimal Michael
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  • 13 February , 2020
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    • < 1 min read

I joined Social Beat Bangalore as a Marketing Intern for a period of 4 months. As someone with little to no experience in marketing, I was quite apprehensive of my job role in the beginning, but the assurance I had received from my manager Tejasvi Batria during the interview with regard to my learning curve at the organisation was very helpful in alleviating my anxiety. The work I did was enjoyable and extremely rewarding from day 1. Instead of mechanical/ backend work that I expected as an intern, I was asked to try and create campaigns for leading clients on the very first day, and continued to be one of my main tasks till the end.

This internship has provided me with confidence in tackling social media marketing campaigns, events, corresponding clients and the likes. Besides the immense learning curve, I have also built lasting relationships over the months with my colleagues who were not only warm, but very helpful at every turn. This surely made Social Beat stand out among all the other organisations I have associated with. I have never had to hesitate to seek assistance or inputs from even the senior most employees/ managers.

This internship has been a truly rewarding experience in terms of exposure to the industry, client allocation, the nature of my job, as well as the organisational culture. Not just professionally, Social Beat also allowed me to become more spontaneous and divergent in my thinking, more refined in executing assignments, and thus helped me grow personally too.

Lastly, but most importantly, I experienced "have fun while you work" quite literally at Social Beat!


My Internship Experience At Social Beat : Gaurav K

  • Vimal Michael
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  • 2 February , 2020
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    • 2 min read

I heard about Social Beat from my classmate who happened to be working there as an intern for digital media. I was searching for a good place to do my internship to gain some experience and I joined Social Beat as a web intern.

I had gained some experience in the domain previously by working on college projects. I had also completed my undergrad in Computer Science and Engineering from Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science.

After starting my internship with Social Beat, the first month was a tester for my skills where I was trained and later given tasks to complete, based on the training provided. I was mentored by a skilled designer who has now become a good friend. I learned quite a few things about designing from him.

In the second month, I was given client work which made me confident about my communication skills and also taught me to keep the client at the center for better client retention - one of Social Beat’s biggest values. I made mistakes and I also ensured that I learnt from them. 

In the third month, I was mentored by a video editor. This time too, I didn’t just make friends but also got essential learnings for video editing.

When my internship came to an end, I understood that what I knew about my domain was just a bucket of knowledge compared to the whole sea. Over the course of my internship, I learned how to face and handle clients, how to work professionally, how to create impressive and impactful work,  and how to take ownership.

I was also given the opportunity to work on other domains to experiment such as Voice-Enabled websites, Uber and Ola APIs for the clients. I also worked with Virtual and Augmented Reality as it was one of the domains I specialized in.

The atmosphere in the company is pleasant and everyone always greets each other with a smile on their face. Working as an intern made me realize that I have so much to learn. So, when I got the opportunity,  I joined Social Beat as a full-time Web Developer. It's been 10 months and I get to learn something everyday from my colleagues and peers.

I don't know where to start but I would like to thank Vimal Micheal, my mentor. Vikas Chawla, Suniel Chawla, the co - founders and Arushi the head of the Tech Team for giving me this opportunity to work for the company and letting me contribute my skills and knowledge for the betterment of the company and my personal growth as well.


My Internship Experience At Social Beat : Harsha

  • Vimal Michael
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  • 2 January , 2020
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    • 2 min read

Internship is the most stressful period in any student’s college life, but my experience with Social Beat has changed the whole mindset of it. I joined Social Beat three months back and I have learnt a lot in this period. In these three months, I have not only learnt about HR functions but also how to handle people around you.

The team is very welcoming and they always give the opportunity to learn and implement your subject. The culture of the organization is very different from other organizations where I have interned; they have a very warm and energizing environment. This helps any intern to explore the subject as well as their other interests.

The HR team with whom I interned always treated me as one of their team members and did not hesitate to teach or to assign any task. The team is very supportive and helps you to learn and understand your subject. They always give you space to work according to your preference and also gives you the liberty to learn from your mistakes. The team makes sure that your style is exhibited in your work and does not restrict you to work in a particular manner. When I compare my previous internships with the present one, I can see myself learning a lot in terms of my subject. 

The team always encourages their interns to think out of the box, and helps them to act upon it. They are always open for any discussion, which can be with anyone from the team. They have freely adopted an open door policy, where everyone is approachable including the founders. In fact, I’d say Social Beat is the perfect example for exhibiting open door policy. This has helped me interact with different team members, and have an insight on digital marketing as well.

This internship is a valuable one as I have learnt to prioritize my work, be independent, and also pay attention to my values and follow them. I am thankful for this internship opportunity and it has been a great experience working at Social Beat. 


My Internship Experience At Social Beat : Divya Meena Babu

  • Vimal Michael
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  • 13 October , 2019
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    • 3 min read

When I was interning at Social beat, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. It was my first time coming to an office every day and all I wanted to do was learn. I interned for about 3 months with the video team before becoming a full-time employee. I’d like to thank my mentor Ananyaa who guided and taught me everything - from how to ideate, how to coordinate, to giving writing exercises and literally making me realise my true potential.

One month into the internship, I developed an interest in scriptwriting and wanted to focus on that. The next two months, I worked on honing my script writing skills. I learnt everything from how to write without any grammatical errors, how to shorten sentences, and how to visualize. I also had the chance to face the camera for Social Beat’s youtube channel “Arrear Irundalum Career ''. My internship was definitely a learning experience that led me on a successful career path. It taught me to be confident, work independently, be organised, prioritise my work, manage my time efficiently etc.

I also wanted to thank my team manager Divya Ram for being warm and supportive from the time she interviewed me and then on. I still remember the day I told her that I was worried I wouldn’t get the chance to work here. She has always been there whenever needed help or guidance or had doubts about the simplest things.

Apart from work, I really love the people and work culture at Social Beat. They are really friendly and welcoming. The game nights, hangout sessions and the movie nights are great avenues to communicate and bond with the team members. I also look forward to the chit-chat sessions every month where they celebrate our work and talk about our learnings.

One of the things that I really love about being in the video team is that you have the freedom to go crazy with your ideas, think out of the box, be as creative as possible. They are always open to new ideas and trying out new things which gives me the motivation to be better.

Overall, my 3 months of internship is an experience that has shaped me in more ways than one. It helped me discover my creative side. It was really difficult at first but after hours of research and a better understanding of the target audience, I am a lot more confident now. In fact, I am really excited about what new ideas I can bring to the work that I do and learn more every day. I’ve grown as an individual and a professional and it was made possible with Social Beat.


My Internship Experience At Social Beat : Harini

  • Vimal Michael
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  • 13 July , 2019
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    • 2 min read

I interned with the content team for a brief period of time. As a biology student in school and college, writing was something completely new to me, especially professional writing. I walked into Social Beat clueless about the field but with the hope and willingness to learn anything and everything that was required of me. The team was completely supportive and helpful. They taught me everything from scratch. Be it how a blog has to be constructed, basics of SEO to effectively use various tools to make your work better. Coming up with new blog topics every month was challenging but opened my mind to think wider,  giving me different perspectives of different things. Writing blogs moulded my thinking and organizing abilities. Working on meta descriptions and static content taught how to be concise and impactful while communicating. Not to miss the creativity involved in our work, which cannot be taught but brought out of an individual. 

Special mention to Ayesha, Rhea and Nandita for having given me the opportunity and shaping me as a person, both personally and professionally. They have been instrumental in bringing out my skills and creativity. From correcting small mistakes to giving valuable feedback, they played a critical role in improving my work every day. They gave me the space to rectify my mistakes by showing the right path to hone my work. Also, they helped me identify what my strengths and weaknesses were in terms of work, which helped channelise my learning in the right direction.

A big thanks to the team to have given me the chance to try, learn and improve in every aspect of the work. Special thanks to all other content and SEO team members who were always there to help whenever I needed. I have learnt something new from everyone here!

The sessions and interactive events in Social Beat opened gates for me to get to know different people and what other teams do. These sessions gave me an idea about different aspects of digital marketing and appreciate the efforts of other teams. My overall internship experience was great and I enjoyed working with the team. Again, a big thanks to the entire content and SEO team who made my tenure fun and valuable. This internship will always remain extra special to me as it paved the way for my first job as a content specialist in Social Beat!


My Internship Experience At Social Beat : Rakshika

  • Vimal Michael
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  • 13 May , 2019
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    • < 1 min read

I joined as an intern in Social Beat a few months after graduation. The first time I entered Social Beat, I was nervous and was worried about accustoming myself to a new organisation. However, I overcame that fear very easily. All the employees were welcoming from the first day and ensured that I felt like a part of the team.

As someone from a commerce background, I had a lot to learn about the digital world. However, my teammates have taken efforts in building my learning and understanding. They ensure that my learning is continuous and never fail to recognise and appreciate a job well done. This acts as a motivation for me to improve my quality of work. My teammates and mentors Srinidhi, Sanjana and Darshana help in enhancing the standard of work presented from my end.

I am in a client-facing role which can be tedious to handle. However, my transition was smooth with their guidance.

Apart from the work, Social Beat as a whole has been a great environment to be in. It is important that we feel comfortable in an office surrounding. I felt comfortable instantly because of the friendly attitude of my co-workers.

In such a short time, I feel like a part of the organisation. I would like to thank all those who have been a part of my journey and hope to continue at Social Beat.


My Internship Experience At Social Beat : Aaditya Khandelwal

  • Vimal Michael
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  • 13 March , 2019
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    • 2 min read

Data. Marketing. Technology. These were the 3 words revolving inside my mind when I was hunting for my first job after college. 

Considering my interest, Social Beat sounded like THE place for me to learn about paid acquisitions and growth marketing, in-depth.

I was overwhelmed working with Sundar and his experienced team of digital advertisers who actively involved me in the accounts since day one. With such expertise and guidance, It was easy to learn more in the 3-month internship than in 4 years of college. The entire vibe was around experimenting and learning from others. One can actually feel themselves grow along with the team, as every coming day posed a new challenge in disguise, an opportunity to learn something new. As a fresher, I used to bombard my colleagues with doubts which they gladly clarified and even took some time out of their schedule if needed. The training sessions and weekly meetings were greatly beneficial in terms of gaining knowledge about new platforms, strategies and exploring further avenues.

As my first professional working experience, I couldn’t have asked for a better environment where each and every team member was dedicated to make their brand a success story and drive ROI.  A walk through the corridor would be enough to listen to 10 different things that you never knew before and if you found something that caught your interest, you could just drop by, say “Hi!” and learn about it.

Cross working between different teams was frictionless and it’s something anyone would enjoy since you get a chance to think from someone else’s perspective. An example of this would be working on pitch decks where you’d receive ideas from different members across teams and get a holistic view of the solutions that we as a digital agency can provide to clients.

Reflecting back on my internship, in all honesty, I could have never asked for a better internship experience. Deep gratitude to Suneil, Vikas and Sundar for their constant support and to the entire Social Beat team as well for running this sublime organization in high spirits!


My Internship Experience At Social Beat : Mubena K

  • Vimal Michael
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  • 13 February , 2019
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    • 2 min read

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.


My Internship Experience At Social Beat : Mansi Paun

  • Vimal Michael
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  • 1 January , 2019
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    • 2 min read

I have been a part of the Social Beat team for 3 months now and I couldn’t have been happier about my decision to intern with them. I’m thankful to them for giving me the amazing opportunity of working with them, the experience has helped me gain extended
knowledge on Digital Marketing and all its counterparts. I want to thank my mentor Ishita, who has been an amazing guide who has helped me throughout my time here. Any doubts or clarifications I need, she is always quick to help me with the same. I also want to thank Natasha
and Sahitya as they have been as engaging as the rest of the team and have guided me through various processes. The three of them have really helped me grow personally and professionally.

Social Beat in all continues to be a diverse experience. There is something new I get to learn everyday. Be it Facebook Ads, Blog Writing, Online Relationship Management or the many other things I have had a chance to learn have made this journey worth every second. I have
also had the chance to attend various training sessions which include Basics of Web, Tik Tok Marketing, Facebook Ads, How To Make Successful Campaigns among others. These sessions have been extremely insightful and have helped me become more efficient with my
work on a daily basis. Social Beat also gave me opportunities to tap into my creative side as well, with interesting Paint Parties, Origami Sessions and Storytelling Sessions that go in line with the theme learning made fun. The entire team at Social Beat has been welcoming and I could not have asked for a better first internship. Being a part of the Game Nights, Chit Chat Sessions, Weekly Results and Goals, Birthday Celebrations, Farewells and especially the 7th Anniversary Celebrations have been some amazing moments for me. The culture and value that holds them together makes you want to be a part of it and pushes you to be better in every way. For this and for many other things I’m extremely grateful as I’m now one step closer to being the person I have always wanted to be and Social Beat has played a huge part in it.


My Internship Experience – Sanjana Chordia

  • Team Social Beat
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  • 1 July , 2018
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    • 2 min read

As a design student, I interned at Social Beat for a month, and I am happy I decided to work here. I interned with the design team, and this is my first time working in an office. The office is at Social Beat is very relaxed, and my mentors gave me a range of tasks. Knowing just the basics of design tools, I was thought the various other tools and their uses. Social Beat enabled me to think outside of the box, and this made me come up with better ideas for the clients I worked with. I also got to interact with the Social Media team, and the Influencer team. My mentor Nithin helped me understand the tools inside out, which made my creative better. I would also like to thanks Purushothaman sir for always guiding me and stressing the importance of values in the workplace. Additionally, I also learned the importance of time management and being organised.

Although I was there for just a month, the entire team made me feel welcome and was friendly to me. I particularly enjoyed the games night that the team has and the chit-chat session, where we celebrate the work the all teams do. It is beneficial and helps you understand what is going on. I also got to be part of the training session. The first one was on Wa-Com, where I learned how to sketch and make, and the next was on the basics of After Effects, which was helpful.

This Internship was a valuable learning experience for me because it gave me independence as well as a sense of responsibility. Overall, my time at Social Beat exceeded my expectations and taught me various values. I couldn’t have done anything better this summer other than joining Social Beat, which let me prepare myself better for the future. As I leave, I want to thank everyone who helped me learn. It has been a great experience, and I am forever thankful to everyone who gave me their hand here.


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