Robert S. Goodfriend Summer Internship Fund Recipient
“My experience working as an intern at Ecojot has provided me with greater insights into the world of business, particularly small green business, along with valuable experience and a greater understanding of my own strengths, weaknesses, and interests.”
Interning at Ecojot, I had the opportunity to explore virtually all aspects of the business, from accompanying the designer on print approvals and assembling product for shipment, to gathering content for the company Facebook page and creating retailer spreadsheets.
Apart from participating in daily business activities, I was assigned other larger tasks. After reviewing results from a previously-run focus group, I was able to organize and run my own focus group and present my results to the team during a design meeting for the Fall line of cover art. I worked closely with the marketing director during the two months leading up to the company’s first large social fundraiser even tin support of their GIVE Program.
As a result of my internship and what I have learned, I am now interested in green consulting and will begin to explore the career. I am attracted to the idea of continuously working on new projects to create unique solutions for reducing companies’ negative environmental impact while simultaneously maintaining or increasing profits.
- Date September 1, 2012
- Tags 2012, Business, Canada, Goodfriend, Marketing