Hello all! I have an interesting situation that some individuals may or may not know how to navigate. I am currently a sophomore studying Business Admin./Marketing at a community college and I am hungry for real marketing experience. I drove past my college the other week and noticed a new marketing company that popped up fairly close to the campus. I did my due diligence and found that they’re a very small agency with approximately 5 employees and they have been in business for about 15 years. I looked through their portfolio and their most recent work and they do a lot of branding and digital marketing for local companies, particularly in the construction industry.
This is where I come in. For the past 5-6 years I have been working full-time in the summers, part-time during school years for my father’s construction company and have a ton of experience within the industry working alongside other trades. I understand how some of these companies tick and how the whole building process works. I feel as though I could offer my basic marketing abilities and extensive blue-collar experience to this agency, but I am unsure of an effective avenue to take to possibly create my own internship opportunity at this company as there are no job openings on their website. I live in a very rural area so marketing internships are extremely sparse. I also have, in the past, built a website for a tile installation company from scratch using a CMS and managed their website content for a few months last spring. Obviously, I could certainly leverage all of the above experiences while being Google Ads certified, along with a high cumulative college GPA (3.8).
What is the best way to go about this? I am thinking of sending a message to the Managing Partner on LinkedIn, but I am unsure of how to market myself appropriately where I come off as a valuable potential intern. Any advice, ideas or personal anecdotes relating to this situation would be much appreciated. Thank you!
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