In June last year, Adobe’s Digital Media Marketing team welcomed Anthony J. and Chris B. as Marketing Communications interns based out of our European Headquarters in Maidenhead, United Kingdom (UK) so they could experience first-hand how Adobe’s UK Digital Media Marketing team functions. They are now nine months deep into their internships. We recently interviewed them about their journey into the corporate world and here’s what they have to say about their experiences…
Anthony J., Nottingham Trent University – BA Management and Economics
What attracted you to Adobe as an employer for your Internship?
Adobe is obviously a well-known global brand and I was particularly drawn to the cool creative and innovative nature of the company. Once I attended the assessment day and experienced first-hand the office and working environment and discovered that Adobe is a “Times Top 100” employer, I knew I wanted to work for Adobe.
What have you been involved with during your time here?
I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in a lot of different aspects of the company with a high level of responsibility and autonomy. From creating and managing web pages and social media content calendars, to event planning and logistics. One particular highlight has been helping to run Adobe Generation, a really great campaign which gives young creatives the chance to access a series of free online creative courses, including animation, game design and photo imaging.
I have also undertaken training on Adobe’s Digital Marketing products, which has allowed me to use Adobe technology to measure the success of our marketing campaigns as well as working with the UK Digital Marketing team with planning for Adobe SUMMIT, the UK’s top digital marketing and advertising event. In addition, I’m working on a recruitment campaign for next year’s set of interns, which will be interesting!”
What will you take away with you following your Internship?
I think the experience and having Adobe on my CV alone will help hugely in finding future employment after my studies. The year has taught me a lot about time management, collaborating with a different demographic to what I was previously used to, working in a dynamic team where change is the new reality and as a direct result, my confidence and knowledge has improved considerably. It has also given me an element of realization and renewed focus to achieve my future goals.
Christopher B., Lancaster University – BA Marketing and Advertising
What made you decide on Adobe?
The first thing that attracted me to Adobe was its reputation for being one of the best employers in the UK. It’s always been hugely important to me that I work for a company which values its employees and has a culture of innovation – which Adobe definitely does! It’s a market-leading brand which pushes the boundaries and as an intern, you couldn’t ask for a better place to work.
What have you been working on during your time here?
It’s only been nine months and I’ve already had the ability to work across numerous projects and campaigns with some great people. Adobe has given me the opportunity to work on pan-European and UK-specific programmes. Unforgettably, my first ever product launch. My latest project was working on the London leg of the global #CreateNow Tour where I was involved in the planning and implementation of the event, as well as supporting our European colleagues with content production.
What will you take with you from this Internship experience?
Without a doubt, my year at Adobe has been one of the most valuable parts of my university programme. What I’ve learnt here surpasses the usual academic theory. I’ve learnt more about my strengths, worked on my weaknesses (turns out I’m not so bad with numbers after all!) and worked with an award-winning team on hugely successful campaigns. As an intern, you can’t ask for much more!