Spring Intern Q&A: Sarah Blais

Our spring intern this year was Sarah Blais, a student at the University of Southern Maine. She is off on spring break this week but before she left we asked her a few questions about her experience.

  • Who are you and where do you got to school? 

I am currently a sophomore at the University of Southern Maine, majoring in Communications with a minor in dance. I enjoy being active and involved on my campus with the Dance Team and other activities. Fun fact: I really enjoy the company of dogs and my favorite color is blue.

  • What prompted you to apply to JobsInTheUS?

I applied to JobsInTheUS as an intern to collect some type of work experience, as well as hoping it would help me figure out what direction I want to go into career wise post college.

  • What do you do as part of your daily duties?

My daily duties include posting on the JobsInTheUs websites, mostly Twitter and Facebook. Some of these posts include links to certain articles, different memes, videos, and anything else that will provide the website with specific content. I also have been given the chance to write several articles relating to what kinds of jobs are available, which has been very beneficial to me and my writing skills.

  • What is your favorite part of the job?

The fact that I can write articles about different topics is my favorite part of this job, as well as learning techniques on posting to different social media sites. Writing articles has given me the opportunity to improve my skills in a more professional environment.

  • What have you learned so far?

I have learned how to efficiently post on social media effectively and how to write in a journalistic point of view rather than an essay for school.

  • How do you feel this internship will further your career?

Though exciting, this internship has allowed me to realize that this is not the career field I would like to go in, however it has provided me with skills that I am able to carry with me to any job. This has been a great first learning experience so far.

Thanks Sarah and good luck with your finals!