What I’ve Learned at Matlock – A post by Public Relations Intern Asha Haki-Tyler

Matlock followed-up with our outstanding intern, Asha Haki-Tyler this morning to see what she has learned during her time at Matlock so far. Here is what she had to say:

This week at Matlock I was able to continue further learning of the reputation group of the firm, but I also gained a further understanding, if not appreciation for corporate structure and culture. Through tasks assigned to me, I realized how critical organization can be to making or breaking a company. Just as a family proverb reminds me,  “A house is only as strong as the foundation it was first built upon,” it was important for me to see real life application of organizational skills: from how a file is situated on a company server, to something as frivolous as the way employees place their lunch together in the refrigerator. As I move forward with my career pursuits I hope to use the experiences I garnered overviewing Matlock, and other companies’ internal structures towards beneficial purposes.

I also enjoyed expanding my knowledge of social media. Although I use sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, I never really put thought into how companies use it in a public relations capacity, like how companies use the posts that users may create to determine social trends. There were times when I saw posts that were both extremely beneficial, and sometimes extremely explicit. Although I use my social media sites positively, this experience was an “eye-opener” to remind me that what I say matters, both in a positive and negative light.

I look forward to completing the second half of my internship, and as always, thank you for this opportunity!

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