Name: Jenna Noffke
Major: Marketing and Economics
Internship Title: Interactive Web Management Intern
Company: Miles Kimball
Location: Oshkosh, Wisconsin
What are you learning that you find interesting and rewarding at your current internship?
I am learning so much about the marketplaces. Most companies and organizations are switching to multi-channel companies and I find this very rewarding! In my internship I am learning new computer skills, optimization skills and research development. I am also learning how an organization works with different departments to form the final product, generate sales, and serve their customer.
What is a typical day like as an intern at Miles Kimball?
My work day starts out with checking emails to see if there is anything that needs to be done or any products that need to be put onto the marketplaces right away. I then continue to check the products put onto the marketplaces the day before to make sure everything is coming though correctly. I check the images, bullet points, optimization features, etc. If there are any corrections to be made, I will correct them at this time. After corrections I continue my day with adding new products to the marketplace. This includes pulling new product reports for all five of Miles Kimball Company brands, removing the background from the images, and adding brand attributes (categories) , keywords, and bullet points (features) to each and every product. I close out my day making sure everything that needed to be done was completed and double checking my time frames to make sure all products will be up on time.
How has the Business Success Center prepared you for the work force?
The Business Success Center helped me focus in on where I want to be in my career right now, when I graduate, and in the future. They helped me pick out goals that were meaningful to my career aspirations and figure out the correct skills and routes that need to be utilized and taken to reach those goals.
What are your career plans after UW Oshkosh?
After UW Oshkosh I would like to work within an organization, preferably a job involving what is going on in the economy. I’d like to see how the economy makes consumers react, and how to base marketing efforts around that society and reaction. Miles Kimball has helped me with this because they are a very customer focus organization. Each brand has a different customer demographic. The marketing team bases their efforts around each and every one of those demographics to come up a plan for the customer.
What was the best part of this experience?
There were so many great things about this experience I could go on and on. But putting the skills and learning experiences aside, I would say the best part about working for Miles Kimball are the people. My team, along with all Miles Kimball team members, are driven, energetic about their work and excited to continue to grow with one and other. They all make me feel very welcomed. I am very honored to work with such an unbelievable group of people.
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