Where Are They Now 2018: Alondra Ramos-Herrera

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Alondra Ramos-Herrera, student at Eastern Michigan University. She is a senior Majoring in International Business and Marketing. While in the Digital Summer Clinic with Center for Digital Engagement, Alondra was a digital media specialist intern with the tech start-up Mi Padrino.

Why CDE Internship?

As a senior, we all need real-world experience in our field. Alondra wanted real-world experience in marketing. CDE partners interns with start-up tech companies in the Ann Arbor area which has plenty of opportunities to get experience in digital marketing. After learning about CDE, Alondra found the best way for her to get that first-hand experience she desired.

“I thought it would be a great opportunity to find what area of marketing I would be interested in and give me different options. I also hoped to network and see different companies.”

Experience Gained at the Clinic?

Being partnered with Mi Padrino, Alondra gained experience in vendor selling. “I did a lot of cold calling and emailing different vendors from all over the country.” Other tasks included being part of promotional videos and blog writing.

“One of the most valuable things I learned was how important it is to work as a team. A lot of the times, someone relies on you to get stuff done, so that they can get their stuff done. There was a lot of communicating.”

Going above and beyond is important as an intern. Alondra did so by being available for extra hours. Being available when the CEO needs you for a start-up is vital. This helped Alondra continue with her internship past the expected date.

Where Are You Now?

Alondra accepted a position at Mi Padrino following the summer internship. She manages the company social media pages such as Instagram and Pinterest. Other tasks include helping with videos for social content.

Content writing is a skill Alondra is developing. Learning how best to tell a story while keeping all audiences engaged is important for marketing.

“I want to improve on everything. There’s always something to learn and you can always improve on the skills that you already have.”

After graduation, Alondra hopes to continue working for Mi Padrino. 

This company is growing so fast in such a small amount of time. It’s super exciting”

For Future Interns with CDE

“Put yourself out there, ask questions, and talk to everyone on the team. That’s one of the many things I learned. Tell whoever is in charge, what you’re good at or if there’s anything else you can help with. It’ll allow you to grow and expand your skills. You want to make an impact, and that’s just a couple of ways of doing it. You will be nervous, just like any other intern, but don’t be afraid.”

A Thank You to CDE

I want to thank everyone that was part of the CDE for allowing me to be part of it. A special thanks to Bud, for choosing me to intern for Mi Padrino. I learned so much in such a short amount of time. It was a great experience, I took a lot from it, especially from the guest speakers we had.

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