With August in full swing, our 2022 summer internship is coming to a close. Our interns have spent the last 10 weeks contributing to different teams throughout Actian. For the third installment of our Intern Summer Series, we take an in depth look at what our interns, Madeline Heath and Gabrielle Kray, have been up to this summer!
Maddie has spent her summer working as the Marketing Intern for the Marketing department where she is primarily responsible for managing the Actian blog and tagging all Actian content with keywords in Uberflip – a marketing software for which she is now certified. She also is responsible for managing other supplemental projects such as content organization, industry market research, and website content for the executive team.
She is most grateful for the continued development of her project management skills and aptitude for efficient processes. She also realized how much she appreciates the “little parts” of the team experience especially when working remote like good morning messages and gifs that make Actian such a community.
While her time as an intern is ending, she will never forget how wonderful it was meeting making friends with such bright-minded peers in her intern class and the mentorship she received from all members of the Actian team -most specifically her manager Kimmah Shah and buddy, Mollie Kendall.
Employee Experience Intern
Gabrielle -Actian’s very own Employee Experience Intern- has spent her summer working within the Employee Experience team renovating the New Hire Orientation process. Gabrielle conducted extensive research and utilized the software Camtasia to build an Asynchronous New Hire Orientation.
This orientation, soon available on Actian Academy, expanded upon the content of the initial curriculum used for orientation, allowing for more detailed and digestible information. A lot of care was also put into ensuring that the information is presented in a way that is much more interactive, flexible, and provides new hires with easy to reference materials to be used in the future. Working on such an essential part of the onboarding process has equipped Gabrielle with an understanding of what to look for when joining a company, how to map out a vision prior to execution, and some slick video editing skills!
Gabrielle has enjoyed her internship and is grateful to her Manager, Sara Lou, and Buddy, Rae Coffman-Bueb, for providing her with a comfortable and invigorating work environment. The passion they bring to their work and the people of Actian is inspiring!
If you are a student interested in gaining real-world experience and tangible skills and want to foster your own professional growth in a flexible virtual setting, we encourage you to submit your resume for consideration for our 2023 Actian Summer Internship Program!