(Cultural Media Major/Korean Language & Culture Education Major 17.5, Japan)
I had a plan to grow into a Japanese marketer in Korea, and I think it was an opportunity to challenge myself. APR Co., Ltd. is a company that focuses on cosmetics development and sales, and it is a company that grows and cadapts quickly to today’s fast-paced world. Therefore, the atmosphere of the company was free and flexible rather than rigid, so there was no burden on working as an intern and I don’t remember it being too formal and strict.. As a result, despite being an intern, I was often asked for work-related opinions or ideas, and in some cases, my personal opinions were actively reflected, so I felt rewarded for working. I was mainly in charge of social media marketing and content translation. I was able to learn marketing practice by conducting contacts and recruits for YouTube sponsorships in order to advertise our products. I also learned that work is done as a member of the organization, not as an individual. In most universities, students study and do assignments alone, but work is always done as anorganization/team in the workplace, so I learned that we can only improve our work performance by sharing our progress or situation.