How Does it Feel to be a Marketing Intern in an HR Company?

These days, having a professional experience such as an internship is important and beneficial for our future. Luckily, the campus where I study, BINUS University, allows me to have a professional experience in the company. BINUS gave us several options to choose from, but I ended up choosing the internship track. I started an internship in August 2019 within a contract for five months in one of the companies in the HR field called Kelly Services Indonesia.

At first, I had no idea how marketing works in an HR Company since I never had work experience in an HR Company before. Hence, I Googled “Working in the HR Company”. From what I have found, the reviews were as follows: fun, nothing much, flat, etc. From there, I challenge myself to get to know how marketing works in the HR Company. After observing for five months during the internship, I could say that “what people say doesn’t necessarily match what’s on the scene”.

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Creating content was one of my jobs at Kelly’s. By combining ideas I have with my supervisor’ to develop content on Kelly’s Instagram, it was one of the most memorable experiences for me. From there I can learn the details of how to execute content for a company. Furthermore, my internship period was at the end of the year and in this period, there were many events, so I was able to handle events.

On handling events, my team and I had to make sure everything was ready before the day of the event and that made me work overtime. It is tiring but for me, I got to learn not only about the main task responsibilities but also more about my co-workers. I also get to feel satisfaction when I can finish my duty and they like it.

Besides doing my main job as an intern in the marketing division, I also built good relationships with all employees during and after office hours. There were office chats where we talk about work and what experience they have.

I also joined one of Kelly’s tradition called “lunch together”, which is a lunch with colleagues with small talks. After office hours, I get quite a lot of knowledge about working in the office, where we can talk about work-life, personal life, asking for advice, etc. That way I get new friends who are not only during office hours but also afterward.

Five months of the internship felt truly short, as I not only learned about how a marketing person works at an HR Company but also improved my communication skills. My days were filled with work that I have never done before, meeting new people, hanging out, and those were the things that made me enjoy doing an internship.

Writer: Regina Geovania

Editor: Yonathan