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Why I Love Interning for D Custom (and Why You Will, Too)

For my fellow English majors who ever had to navigate the question, “What are you going to do with that degree, anyway?” let me go ahead and spoil that for you: anything you want to. The trick: Start with internships.

In the three years since obtaining my degree, I’ve interned at PBS and the Memphis, Tennessee, NBC-affiliate; worked in public relations for Samsung; gone to graduate school (#GoPonies); and worked several side hustles. I’m not alone: Roughly 30 percent of the millennial economy spends their early career paths this way in order to pave the way to a job that leads to a meaningful and fulfilling career. That’s the beauty of an internship: Try on a job and see if it fits.

Apply for a spring internship now. Thank me later.

In my time as an editorial intern for D Custom, I’ve experienced a personalized program filled with autonomy, direction, variety, and good vibes. I’ve provided copy for a range of high-profile clients, learned the nuances of the content marketing world, and built relationships with company leadership — all while gaining new skills and boosting my own portfolio. Win-win, no?

D Custom helps brands tell their stories in a way that resonates with their audiences; and strengthening my storytelling chops in this new way has given my own story more significance. This position has helped me become a more noteworthy person, writer, and job candidate, and I wouldn’t have learned as much as I have if not for the awesome team I get to be a part of here. Work a semester at D Custom — you’ll see what I mean.

If you think you’re up to the challenge, check out these helpful tips penned by some of my intern predecessors.

5 Tips for Success While Interning With D Custom

  1. Read our blog to study up on the digital marketing world. A lot of people don’t understand what content marketing is or have never heard about it, so potential employers will be impressed if you have a strong understanding of the industry and its practices.
  2. Set goals for yourself and figure out what specifically you want to learn through the program. The staff is more than willing to teach you something new or help out, no matter how busy they are.
  3. Speak up. Contribute. Pitch ideas. They will listen. 
  4. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes — sometimes it’s the only way to learn. 
  5. Don’t be nervous! Everyone can feel that way when they start a new job or internship, but seriously — the team at D Custom couldn’t be more welcoming.

If you’re ready to join the best of the best, apply now — D Custom is seeking a marketing intern and an editorial intern for the spring.

D Custom’s spring internship program will begin Wednesday, Jan. 17, and end Wednesday, May 9. You can apply through Friday, Dec. 1 — but before you do, make sure to read up on our blogFacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn