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My Experience Interning at WOW! Events

August 8th, 2018 by Joe Napales

“Internship”. For a young college kid with little to no experience, that word can be intimidating. I know it was for me. My name is Joe Naples, and I’m a 21-year-old college senior who before this summer, had never been an intern. I was looking for a Marketing position that would give me experience I could take with me once I graduated, and I can honestly say that becoming a part of WOW! Events was the best decision I could have made.

My two months as an intern with WOW! have been filled with knowledge and experience, but also unexpected fun. I pictured sitting in a cubicle all day stressing over deadlines and trying to make my boss happy. It turns out I got the complete opposite, and I’m grateful for that. From the first day I stepped through the door, I was greeted by bright smiling faces and respect. I knew I was going to get the attention I needed to take something from my experience.
I found out quickly that these women approach work with a different mentality than most, which is why they have been so successful over the years. When I had a question or wanted to learn, all I had to do was ask and I got an explanation without feeling like a burden. The company culture is all about communication and working together to solve problems, and a “One In, All In” mentality like that is always refreshing to be a part of.

WOW! provides an easy work environment because nobody is looking over your shoulder or pressuring you to do things a certain way. I was given the freedom to be creative with my assignments and let my ideas flow. Because of this, I came into the office every morning relaxed and excited to get to work, something I know others cannot say about their Internship.

I would personally like to thank President Tiffany Brown and Marianne Tapales for spending time with me and guiding me through this experience. With the help of those two, I learned more about Marketing and Social Media than I ever thought possible in a two-month span. I was able to gain valuable insight by sitting in on meetings each week and learning how the company is run from the inside. They made me feel like I was a part of the staff, and not just an expendable intern that would soon be forgotten. Marianne specifically took it upon herself to assign me tasks and teach me things that would prepare me for challenges I will face in the future.

I know now that I will go back to school this fall with knowledge and experience that will translate to success in my classes and beyond. “Delivering Extraordinary Experiences Everyday” is the mission of the company, and they delivered like they always do. Thank you, WOW!

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