Prior to this internship, I hardly knew a thing about cyber security. It was an industry I was always curious about, but one I never thought I’d find myself in. Entering the field of marketing can be difficult, especially if you have no idea what you want to do, because while the opportunities are endless, it becomes overwhelming to decide what type of company you would really want to work for. Going through the hunting process of finding and applying to internships was somewhat tedious, due to this uncertainty of what field I wished to enter and gain experience in this summer.
I remember coming across FireEye and immediately being intrigued. Although my knowledge in this industry was lacking, I knew cyber security was one of the fastest growing and ever changing industries out there and I wanted to be a part of it. I applied for my position and was fortunate enough to go through the interview process and ultimately land an internship here this summer.
Being a part of the Product Marketing team has been such a unique experience. Not only did I get the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, but I also got to work with many different teams in other departments. Every day was truly something new and different! I was working and connecting with employees all across the company, gaining exposure to and learning a variety of things. Having this ability to work in so many different areas ultimately gave me the opportunity to discover my niche within marketing: social media.
One of my projects this summer was working with my team to put together and launch a social campaign for one of our services. It was really awesome to see my work and the content I helped create up on our sites as well as being able to track how the campaign impacted the company. Working on social campaigns, creating the content for them, promoting that content, and tracking the performance of a campaign...these are the things I really enjoy doing and I’m glad I got experience with this during my time here.
From the culture and people, to the work and my team, this internship has been everything I could have asked for and more. I truly had an amazing time and experience working here at FireEye. My mentor, manager, and team were not only people I looked up to, but people that became great companions. Even though at the end of the day they were my superiors, they always made me feel as an equal, which is something I really enjoyed about working here at FireEye. My team motivated me to want to be the best I could be and work to my fullest potential every day. They never doubted my abilities and trusted me with great work, making me feel like an actual employee… half of the time causing me to forget I was an intern. This company has greatly impacted me in more ways that I can express, and I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to work along side so many awesome people for such an amazing company this summer!