NJI Interns Know Their Memes

Ida Rosenthal

Category: Warehouse

07.25.2014

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Being an NJI intern is no easy task. There’s always something to do, whether it’s writing reports tracking web traffic, conducting research on digital trends, or helping us prep for awesome NJI lunches.

But don’t take our word for it. Fareeha Khan has been at NJI for half a year, and she’s got the scoop on tips for future interns, NJI’s dry sense of humor, and the importance of memes.

Is there such a thing as a “typical” day at NJI?
Not really. The fun part of working in a creative environment is there’s always something different going on. Especially working in the Internet industry, there are always new things to learn.

What was your favorite part of the internship?
I love how the company embraces creativity and autonomy. As an intern, I was encouraged to try new things and do my own research. You get the feeling that people here trust you and having that kind of support is really crucial. Being an independent thinker is an important part of being able to roll with the constantly-evolving nature of digital marketing.

Any tips for future interns?
Get to know everyone. NJI is a fun place and employs a lot of smart, interesting people. Each person has something different to offer. If you’re working in one team, but are interested in the work of another team, don’t be afraid to ask questions.

I’ve been able to explore my interests in digital strategy and graphic design. I’ve even had the chance to talk to developers about what they do, although that’s still over my head (#notgonnalie).

What exciting adventures are you starting next?
I’m moving to New York City this summer, which has been a dream of mine. I’m confident that the skills and knowledge I learned at NJI will help me thrive in the next steps of my career. I’ve gained really valuable experience interning here—and no one is making me say that!

Will you miss us?
I’ll miss you guys a lot! NJI has a distinct, very dry sense of humor. Be prepared to be outwitted. Even if you get burned by some straight-shooting sarcasm, at least you’ll get your meme game on point. Don’t underestimate the value of your meme game.

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