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Robert Vega, Director FAC 18 / 2304 Whitis Ave. Stop G6200 78712-1508 • 512-471-7900

Lodestone Social Media

Spring 2013 Site Review

Position: Social Media Intern
Student: Psychology Senior

My internship with Lodestone Social Media is definitely suitable for any student interested in online social rewards and social media platforms. Whether it be in coding, sales, account management, or marketing, Lodestone offers great hands-on experience for anyone who is interested and fits in with the team. Lodestone is located by Lake Austin on Westlake Drive, a convenient 10-minute drive away from West Campus. Lodestone is completely understanding of school priorities and arranging your work schedule around classes. This semester, they hired 2 UT student interns. On top of that, three of their past interns now work here permanently and although they offered me and the other intern full positions, we both already had plans to move elsewhere. I work 9-5 two to three times a week taking an hour for lunch whenever I need. Lodestone employees enjoy a Fun Friday about once a month that usually includes lunch at the near-by hula hut. On Mondays, lunch is provided for the employees during the hour-long lunch meetings. Every day is different but on a day-to-day basis, I manage three school’s accounts and I am the primary contact for all three if they ever have any concerns or problems with the system. I create the excel spreadsheet for each school’s monthly metrics report and coordinate meetings to talk about their growth and what they want to focus on for the upcoming month. I research and gather contacts for prospective clients organized in excel and send them pre-drafted emails. I have also been able to help strategize about potential new fields, teams, and industries to extend our services too. Because of Lodestone’s a smaller sized company, interns have the privilege of really becoming part of the team and being able to give their opinions.

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