University of Cincinnati
Professional Writing Major
Class of 2020
Q: How has your co-op experience at BHDP benefitted your education or advanced your skillset?
My co-op experience at BHDP was everything I had hoped for–and I can assure you, that is my true and honest opinion! I knew this summer would be a good experience, but I had no idea the amount that I would learn in such a short amount of time. I have grown my writing and editing skills, but I also gained experience with graphic design, video editing, and business development. I was able to touch parts of the proposal writing process and felt as though I was an integral part of the marketing department. I wasn’t just a “co-op,” I was a team member. It was awesome.
Q: What was your favorite part of working at BHDP in our marketing department?
BHDP’s marketing department is made up of some awesome people that I had the pleasure of getting to know throughout this semester. What’s great about the department is that everyone has their strengths and they work together to get the job done. They are a group of collaborative, hard-working individuals who all took me under their wing to teach me something new. That had to be my favorite part.
Q: Did you have a favorite project that you worked on?
Honestly, I really enjoyed getting to learn more about video editing. It’s especially cool to get hands-on experience in a position and learn something I might not have had the opportunity to learn elsewhere.
Q: Did you feel like you were able to explore different areas of marketing? Did you enjoy or learn from one part in particular?
Absolutely. This internship was great because my mentor, Deidre, was more than willing to get me hands-on experience in whatever area I wanted. Of course, there were some weekly tasks I oversaw, but a lot of my projects were tailored to my interests. I really enjoy social media, so this semester I was able to create a lot of our content and create a calendar that helped organize our posts.
Q: What advice do you have for BHDP’s future marketing co-ops?
Dive in! Don’t be afraid to speak up and get involved in everything. Obviously, don’t overwhelm yourself, but if you have an interest and haven’t gotten to explore it, volunteer to help or ask to attend meetings. The marketing team is very busy, but if you want to see how something is done or want to help them, they are more than willing to integrate you into the project.
See the careers page if you’re interested in learning more about co-op opportunities at BHDP.