Life at Perficient

My Summer Internship Experience With the Marketing Team at Perficient

Sahithi Perficient Hiking

Over the past 10 weeks, I have had the amazing opportunity to work as a marketing intern with the corporate communications team at Perficient. It has been a summer full of growth, learning, and laughs, and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here.

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Building My Experience – And My Network!

I am about to step into my senior year of high school, and I have been very involved in a variety of activities over the course of my high school career. My most meaningful has been working on the school newspaper. I am now starting my second year as a co-editor-in-chief, and I love it. The entire writing, editing, and designing process excites me, and I wanted to bring some of that passion forward when working with Perficient. During my internship, I have been so lucky to dip my toe in several areas of marketing that I am interested in, which has helped me improve my skills and get a feel for different career paths.

Goal-Setting Is Key to Success – No Matter What It Is

At the same time I began my internship, my family and I took up hiking with a goal of hiking a new trail each week. This new activity presented comparisons with my internship I wasn’t expecting. While we knew each week would present a new challenge, we were prepared to tackle the challenging path together. Some weeks were difficult, but as the mountains got higher, we could feel ourselves getting stronger, and I was able to apply this same goal-oriented mindset to my work as an intern.

Sahithi Perficient Hiking

Whether hitting the books or the trails, Sahithi proves a strategic outlook helps her reach her goals.

My Goals For My Perficient Internship

This was my first time in a professional workplace setting, and I wanted to make the best of my time here. I had three main goals I wanted to achieve by the end of my internship: become a better writer, explore different avenues of internal communications, and become better acquainted with business communications and the consulting industry. Perficient helped me so I could achieve these goals. I took this opportunity to fully explore and try new things and to improve my skillsets. Every new project was a learning experience for me, and I was able to pick up so many useful tips and helpful information along the way.

Perficient Helped Me Grow

Overall, this experience was nothing like I have ever undergone before, and I am thankful for all the opportunities everyone has given me. I will be taking the work I have done here and applying it to all other areas of my life, and I can’t wait to continue growing from here!

This is the first blog in a three-part series where I’ll be discussing my time as an intern at Perficient. Stay tuned for the next blog where I will be going more in-depth about how I was able to improve my writing over the past 10 weeks.


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About the Author

Sahithi is a rising senior in high school who is a marketing intern and works on various internal communication projects and blogs relating to Life at Perficient. She lives in Northern Virginia and enjoys reading thrillers, exploring new places, and going on hikes in her free time.

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