WordPress Is An Important Part of My Internship

Nicole Karwowski
July 12, 2017

RyePoint Internet Marketing is located in Fuquay-Varina. Our office is at a meeting space called Fuquay Coworking. Coworking is a place where many different businesses can come in and work if they are members. There are multiple different types of businesses and people too. I enjoy that not everyone there is working for one company, it really opened my eyes to how some people work. This area is very laid back, there is no official dress code either. Inside, there are many different seating areas, conference rooms, a game room, individual offices, and a small “kitchen”. There have already been two instances where I have worked from home on the projects assigned to me; such as training for WordPress/playing around with it, and also video chatting with a former intern, Daniel Paul Thomas, who is now attending California College of the Arts (CCA).

My Team Supervisor Evan Caulfield is very flexible and laid back, but we do get a lot of work done. Even though we only meet a few times a week, for a couple of hours at the office, during that time we go over what we have finished and then he assigns more projects for me to work on. We’ve discussed a dress code, business casual unless we are meeting with a client, then we wear something more professional. Since his office is a coworking space, the environment is very laid back, meaning that sometimes I feel slightly overdressed coming to work. I crave the experience of “real life” though, so I do not mind having to dress up, I actually enjoy it; it makes me feel like an adult.

Two of his team members do not live in this country, but they do have an input in the business. The decisions are cooperative, he seems to involve as many people as possible to judge if some decisions are actually a good idea or not. Evan is the CEO of the company and is in charge of all the changes made to clients websites. It’s really cool that I just started a few days ago and I already relatively know how to use ASANA and WordPress! I thought that it was going to take me forever to learn how to use those applications, but come to actually using them, it’s a lot easier than I expected. Evan created a demo website so I can test out how WordPress works, without messing up his live website. He would give me specific tasks to do, such as creating a contact page; this way of creating a website is nothing like Wix or Weebly. It seems easier to use WordPress compared to Wix to create a website and you get the satisfaction of knowing you made the website yourself.

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