What is it like to Intern at Sephone?
Over the past five months, I was given the opportunity to intern at Sephone. During my time interning here, I was given a wide range of tasks, including: Designing, developing and managing the content on websites, real world interaction with clients and putting invoices in envelopes. While I, like anyone else, have my preferences and strengths; the best thing about these tasks was that at Sephone, they were all made enjoyable. Sephone is a company made up of talented professionals but these professionals also have a sense of humor, which means that despite being a distributed workforce company, where most of the time employees work outside a traditional office environment, Sephone has managed to maintain a tight-knit feeling work environment. This assists Sephone in maintaining an efficient work environment where people are able to communicate and work together efficiently.
What did I learn during my time at Sephone?
While the classroom setting at the New England School of Communications does a great job of preparing students for “real world” application of their skills, the classroom setting cannot provide the students with these experiences. Internships are the solution to this problem. Sephone was absolutely a great opportunity for me as it provided me with experience at an established web services company and demonstrated to me how these companies can operate. Sephone pushed me to expand my knowledge into new areas in the areas of website design and development with the tasks that were assigned to me. These tasks provided me with a platform that allowed me to expand my knowledge of the WordPress web software to which many websites are built. This has already translated into tangible results as I begin to freelance design. Another skill that Sephone assisted me in developing was client interaction. Sephone provided me with the opportunity apply the interaction skills covered in my college courses in a real world environment
Alongside this, I was given the opportunity to gain real world experience working in a team; and a close-knit one at that. The open line of communication between employees at Sephone during working hours made me feel connected throughout the workday and anytime I had a question, someone was there to assist me. Despite being a company where people work from home, there are still times I got to work in the central office located in downtown Bangor with a couple other Sephone employees. These times were a highlight of my internship as it provided me with exposure to bigger projects and a sense of just how tight-knit the employees are. Over all, I would say interning at Sephone so far has been a highlight of my college career; and I would recommend an internship to anyone seeking one.