What It Means To Be A Centerliner – An Intern’s Perspective
Jul 29, 2014
I’m not quite sure how to begin describing how grateful I am to have spent the past six weeks as an intern at Centerline Digital. This entire experience has been invaluable to my growth in this chapter of my life – after all, I am still trying to figure out what I want to do with the rest of my life (no pressure). I could tell you about everything I’ve learned about content marketing in general, or I could tell you about all of the new technological skills I’ve gained, but instead, I would rather tell you about what it means to be a “Centerliner.”
While I was preparing to interview for this internship, I tore apart Centerline’s website. I wanted to see what this company was all about and what they valued most. While exploring the site, I first viewed a video called, “What Is Content Marketing? What Does Content Marketing Mean To You?” One line from that video that stuck out to me, and continues to stick out in my mind today was, “Understand that helping people rather than selling to people is the only long term strategy in today’s digital economy.” If there was ever a statement to sum up what Centerline Digital is trying to accomplish on a day-to-day basis, it would be that.
Being a Centerliner goes so far past making videos for a certain client, or creating a website for a company’s event. The people that work here are immensely dedicated to providing successful results for each corporation we work with, because these people genuinely care about making sure each client is pleased with the end product. This group of individuals all have a common goal in mind when they come to work everyday – to create viable content marketing results for the companies we are so lucky to be working with. If I had to say what the most important thing I’ve learned from interning here, it would be that working hard to generate a good outcome for a client is so much more rewarding than just collecting a paycheck.
My desk in the office is located on a lofted perch (my team and I have come to call it the tree house), and this desk placement has definitely been a blessing in disguise. Everyday, I am able to look out at all of the talent that Centerline has to offer, and the only way I can describe the view is an overwhelming amount of inspiration. Our motion graphics department and their artistic abilities continually amaze me; people can always be found meeting up at the tables in the center of the room tackling that particular day’s obstacles; but most of importantly, you can find people working together. I’ve found that almost everything achieved here is a group effort, and yet each individual is a moving part in why Centerline is able to produce quality results for its clients.
I’ve never worked in a business environment before, and this experience has been so indispensable to me. I’ve learned so much in such a short period of time, so I can only imagine what other things I would learn if I could work for longer at this wonderful company. I feel very lucky to have had this opportunity, and I couldn’t be more thankful for it and what Centerline Digital has taught me.