Laura Interns At AccuConference {Week 2}

By: Laura

It’s week 2 at AccuConference and I’m still learning. I got a taste of link building this week. Although the process is simpler than I expected, it’s definitely more tedious than I realized. So far it may not be my favorite thing to do, but I did stumble across some interesting websites and blogs. I like that I’m learning how to do everything by trying it myself, instead of sitting in a classroom and being told how it’s done. I’m only on the first step though. Maranda told me my work so far was “perfect,” and in my opinion, that’s better than receiving an A+. I still have a lot more to learn, but it’s good to know that I’m doing things right.

I have also been working on an SEO project this week. This includes a lot of writing, which has been much more enjoyable for me. I’m learning about conference calling in the process. I think it’s great that AccuConference not only provides a conference calling service for their customers, but they offer advice, tips, and even eBooks on how to have a successful conference call. I believe that customer relationships are something that a lot of businesses don’t put enough effort into, but for AccuConference it’s something they emphasize.

I was also asked to edit a book they are about to publish about public speaking skills. (The book I half-way named) This is where the stuff I learned in school comes in handy, and makes me thankful that the Mayborn School of Journalism required me to take the hardest test I’ve ever taken in my life in order to register for classes. (GSP Test) I will be putting my copy of this book to good use, as public speaking is an area for which I need to improve.

I started drinking coffee. I have always been a caffeine-addict, but never a coffee drinker. I don’t know if it’s because the coffee here is really good (and free) or because I never get out of bed early enough to buy my usual energy drink. Either way, it makes me feel older!

Waking up early isn’t an adjustment for me, but the days seem to go by much quicker than I anticipated. When I think of people working the 9-5 schedule, I think of the staff anxiously waiting 5:00 p.m. because the days drag on slowly. That is not the case here. I usually don’t even realize the time till my stomach starts growling.

It’s only been two weeks and I already have something to show potential employers. In the end, I know my internship at AccuConference will give me the experience I longed for and help me land my first big girl job.