Ariana Soofi is graduating in May 2019 and she is currently Pre-business (MIS intended). Over the winter break, she had an externship at Swinerton Builders in Irvine, CA.
Why did you want to do this externship? I wanted to participate in this externship in order to gain more knowledge of the marketing field, which relates to my minor.
What did you do during this job shadow experience? I shadowed the marketing manager of the in-house marketing team and was shown the daily tasks and duties required of this position, as well as an overview of other parts of the company such as estimating and accounting.
What did you learn as a result of the externship? Through this externship, I learned what the marketing team is responsible for putting together project proposals, coordinating company social events, etc. I also learned how an in-house marketing team performs differently in a company in comparison to a third-party one. This externship definitely gave me inside-look on a professional job in the business sector. I was extremely pleased to be able to shadow a company like Swinerton because they are an innovative and expanding company that is constantly looking for ways to improve their services for their customers. Their whole company is close-knit definitely has a passionate drive to succeed.