Classroom experiences have helped me slightly, enough to get me by. I wish that I could’ve learned more about website design, not just Wix, even if it was only the basics. We learn how to make a website with everything already provided for us, and then we do nothing with it. We don’t have the chance to make a live website and see it evolve and grow in popularity. I understand the liability side of it, but names and locations don’t have to be added on the website. I would really like to see that aspect happen someday in the future. Another thing that I wish would be done more in schools is: to use Softwares and programs that anyone could access, not just Adobe products.
I’ve taken plenty of business classes which have prepared me for the business work field. I already knew some of the things to expect from a meeting, but it’s a different experience when you actually sit in one, compared to learning about one. I believe that there is only one way to truly learn something- being “thrown” into it. There no way I would be helping redo a real company’s logo or attending multiple meetings without taking business/CTE classes; those helped me decide on what I want to do in the future.
Obviously, this is a learning experience. So far I have learned and experienced what a real Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce meeting is like, along with a meeting with Dogwood.media, a videography business RyePoint is hoping to collaborate with. I’ve also learned what it’s like to work, and not have a summer off. Although it’s time-consuming, I really enjoy keeping busy, knowing that I have something else I could be working on. As of now, I have helped design some channel art, designs for logos on a black background, attended a Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce meeting, and sat in a meeting with Matt Merry with Dogwood.media.
How To Make a Website by Nicole K. – Intern
I love helping small and medium-size businesses grow by creating websites and marketing them using Google, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. I started my business way back in the dawn of the Internet in 1995, building websites part-time. My wife told me I should get a full-time job selling websites because I love what I am doing so much. She showed me a newspaper ad in the Washington Post for an Internet Business Advisor at washingtonpost.com . I applied and got the job, I was selling websites to local businesses for Washington Post, now I have my own business! WordPress is my favorite Website creation software.