Please tell us about yourself
Hello, I’m Rick, 24 years old, and I live in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. I study Commercial Economics at the Avans University of Applied Sciences Breda and am currently in my 3rd year. I love travelling, exercising, TV shows, and spending time with my friends. My knowledge of marketing was quite limited. At school, very little attention is paid to the field of online marketing.
How did you end up at AdsVentures?
Like many others, I went looking for interesting vacancies on the Internet. I soon found a vacancy for a “very educational online marketing internship in Utrecht.” Personally, I was particularly interested in the field of online marketing because I believe there are still many opportunities there. After submitting my application, I almost immediately received a response. One week later, after a good interview, I was told that I had been accepted for the online marketing position.
What does your internship assignment at AdsVentures entail?
My internship consists of two parts: assisting activities and my own research. The assisting activities consist primarily of writing articles for the websites. In addition, everyone is given the freedom to come up with own ideas, and they are taken seriously. My own research is subdivided into three research assertions. I am responsible for various AdWords campaigns, potential acquisitions of available domains, marketing of Apps, and foreign expansion. As such, there is a lot of variation in my work.
What is the work atmosphere like?
Because you start in a team with other interns, starting your internship is a very pleasant experience. Because others start at the same level as you do, you do not feel like you are the ‘messenger boy’ of the company. This is also reflected by the work atmosphere. It is very relaxed and informal, and where hard work is needed, it gets done.
How do you think this internship contributes to your future?
The lines within the company are short and everyone is given a lot of responsibility. This is definitely good for my development; it forces me to look for solutions myself. By working independently, you learn a lot. In addition, the director is always ready to answer any questions. During this internship, you learn about various aspects of online marketing and form a better understanding of SEO.
Do you receive internship compensation?
Yes, I receive monthly internship compensation for my work.
Would you recommend this internship to a friend?
I would recommend this internship to anyone who is looking for an educational online marketing internship in a fairly informal atmosphere and is willing to take on a lot of responsibility.