Students to Marketing - Week 2: Navigating Marketing and Creativity at U+
What were the most significant tasks or projects you worked on this week, and how did they contribute to U+'s goals and objectives?
Describe a challenge you encountered during your work this week. How did you approach and overcome this challenge, or what steps did you take to seek assistance and learn from it?
Reflect on the skills you utilized or developed this week. Which skills were the most important for your tasks, and how do you see them benefiting your future career aspirations?
Samuel Leung – Marketing Assistant: I don’t really know if this was a skill but I made sure to not rush my tasks but to take my time with them and make sure I do them to the best of my abilities. I put more time and effort into them trying to incorporate more detail into all my tasks instead of just rushing and doing the bare minimum. Quality is more important than quantity.
Maria Poulimenos – Marketing Assistant: I developed the skills of problem-solving this week since I had to create storie’s that would be geared towards youth. When I was stuck on what to write, I would take a mental break and then get back to it.
What interactions or collaborations with colleagues or supervisors stood out to you this week? How did these interactions enhance your understanding of the workplace and the industry?
Samuel Leung – Marketing Assistant: I didn’t really have too many interactions or collaborations this week since this was just my first week working. But what I really appreciated were some of my co-workers took the time to send me a message reminding me what was due and that if I needed help I could ask them. As well as the meeting that I attended about the U+ websites and what U+ is all about. I think that was really cool to hear and I’m happy to see that U+ is making a great impact in our community.
Consider any insights or lessons you've gained about U+'s industry or the professional world in general. How do these insights align with your career goals, and do they influence your perspective on your future path?
Samuel Leung – Marketing Assistant: Some lessons that I’ve learned is that when you have a question, always ask. Asking questions and clarifying what you are supposed to do if you are not sure is better than doing all of the work and then realizing that you did it all wrong because you did not ask. Always ask questions. No one will be mad if you ask. It is a normal part of work, especially the first few weeks of work.
Maria Poulimenos – Marketing Assistant: In my future career, I want to pursue marketing and being part of this program has helped to enhance that. I have learned how to create projects for consumer interest and communicate effectively with others.
As we draw the curtain on this week’s reflections, it’s clear that our high school co-op journey at U+ is shaping our understanding of marketing and creativity. Samuel Leung’s commitment to quality work and Maria Poulimenos’ exploration of creativity in storytelling reveal important principles—attention to detail and the power of creativity—that will continue to guide our path.
We’ve also learned that in the professional world, seeking clarity through questions is not a sign of weakness but an essential tool for success. These insights align with our career aspirations, fostering skills and a mindset that will be invaluable in our future endeavors in marketing and creativity. With each task, interaction, and collaboration, we inch closer to our goals in the professional landscape.