Communication, Relationships, Trust
Ohio Wesleyan Senior’s Internship Helping to Build Marketing Skills
By Cole Hatcher
Bridger began interning with the Delaware, Ohio-based company early in the year and has continued throughout the summer and fall. The internship began remotely, but currently is a mixture of in-person and virtual work.
Endo describes itself as a “processed based commercial development matching sales, marketing and supply chain in a way that creates an efficient, sustainable and scalable commercial business model.”
My Job Duties
“We run a lot of LinkedIn campaigns through certain softwares, so I am in charge of setting those up with our clients, as well as consistently checking to see if people are responding, and then ensuring our clients respond back.
“Whenever a product needs shipped to a consumer, I am in charge of packaging and ensuring all labels are correct and then sending it out. I do a bunch of little stuff to help along the way as well, but those are my main duties.”
My Favorite Moments
“The connections I have made. Earlier on in the spring, we had weekly virtual ‘happy hours’ where my boss, Robert Holmes, my coworker, and I usually hosted a couple other people that my boss knows through Zoom. It was a really cool experience that was relaxed, but I was also given a lot of advice in those hour-long hangouts.”
“While I have learned about some back-end stuff and software, I think that I’ve mostly learned more about basic skills that are really needed to be in the business world.
“There’s a lot of communication that has to happen and relationships that have to be made to build the trust needed, especially for a small business like Endo.
“Since Endo is small and entrepreneurial, I have also learned what it is like on this side of business rather than corporate, so I think it will help my decision later on when picking a job after I graduate.”
Why I Chose Ohio Wesleyan
“I chose Ohio Wesleyan simply because it was home. I have played softball since I was 7 years old, and when I was 8, I started attending hitting lessons with (OWU) Coach Cassie Cunningham. As soon as I stepped foot into Gordon Field House, I knew there was no other place for me.”
My Plans after Graduation
“Nothing is concrete yet, but I do plan on getting a job in either marketing or advertising.”