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April 26, 2011

Angela Mungeam: The Worcester Business Journal (WBJ)
Interning at the Worcester Business Journal

Interning at the Worcester Business Journal

 

Name: Angela Mungeam
Hometown: Marlborough, MA
Majors: International Business and Marketing
Internship Sponsor: The Worcester Business Journal (WBJ)

 

Primary Responsibilities:
I work with the editorial team on research projects and writing assignments. These projects include: internet research, social media coordination and writing business-related articles. I also work with the Marketing Department on research and event preparation.

 

Blog Entry:
Interning at the Worcester Business Journal has helped me gain tacit knowledge through hands-on experience. During my internship I completed a variety of tasks in the Editorial Department and the Marketing Department. I started off by doing a lot of administrative and research work, but as time went on, I was faced with new challenges of writing articles.  I learned a lot through experiencing a variety of jobs because it helped me distinguish between what I personally enjoyed doing, as opposed to responsibilities that didn’t interest me.

 

I found that the most interesting – and exciting -  of my assignments has been writing the “101” feature column about business-related topics for the Worcester Business Journal. Another activity I learned a lot from was creating discussion topics for the social media pages, which also featured comments from readers. Being able to experience readers’ feedback to my ideas and discussion topics proved to be momentous for me, especially since responses were typically from experienced business professionals. This is a significant lesson because it not only advanced my writing skills, but I also realized that I really enjoy being creative and innovative, and receiving feedback on my writing.

 

I found that my Small Business & Entrepreneurship class demonstrates strong ties to my internship because of the significance of target markets. Having to create discussion topics forced me to emerge myself into the consumer’s point-of-view. I constantly found myself asking, “What would business people, our readers, be interested in?”

 

Now I have a much better idea about my career interests.  I believe being successful in your job is the result of being happy with what you do.

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