Employee Spotlight: Our First Intern

There’s a lot of buzz going on at Boulter this year ꟷ we’re celebrating our upcoming 125th anniversary, working to beat the 101,000 man hours logged in 2016 and making big moves with our first intern in the company’s history!

New Kid on the Block: Meet Taylor!

Taylor Valentino, of Spencerport, NY, is a rising senior at The College at Brockport majoring in marketing. At school, Valentino keeps herself busy as a Resident Assistant, member and treasurer of the international soheadshotrority Delta Phi Epsilon, and member of the Leadership Development Program, a prestigious academic certificate awarded to students at the college. She’s also active in her community serving as a volunteer for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders.

Valentino joined the Boulter team this summer as a social media and marketing intern. This internship aligns with her coursework and major, and she sees it as a perfect opportunity to develop her marketing skills.

“I have always been interested in working with social media on a professional level,” Valentino said. “I thought Boulter would be a great place to learn from when it came to both social media and marketing.”

Her goal for the duration of this internship is to help grow Boulter’s social media presence by gaining more followers and engagements, eventually driving website traffic, building brand awareness and community, and developing thought leadership.

Valentino’s Daily Grind

You can find Valentino working hard in Boulter’s office responding to emails, keeping up with Boulter’s social media channels, creating social content calendars, writing blog posts, ordering promotional items and creating potential client lists. This summer, we put Valentino’s love for event planning to the test. In celebration of our big 125th anniversary, she assisted with the creation of a special logo, new promotional items and social media and marketing collateral. She worked closely with the whole Boulter team and family to gather historical photos, stories and 125 #BoulterFunFacts.

What’s it like at Boulter?

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“Versatile,” Valentino said. “I knew it would be a challenge, but I love that I’m being pushed out of my comfort zone which has been an amazing experience.”

Before working at Boulter, Valentino knew little about the industrial industry. She has risen to the challenge with grace and a strong positive attitude, even setting a personal goal to incorporate the word “rigging” into an everyday conversation, helping her better serve and understand Boulter.

Paving the Way

Since this is Boulter’s first time having both an intern and internship program, Valentino is laying the groundwork for future Boulter interns. This has given her the opportunity to not only assist in Boulter projects, but tailor this internship to her strengths and career goals.

Although it was slightly intimidating being the company’s first intern, Valentino has set high expectations for future interns. Her advice to anyone who wants to join Boulter? “Be proactive; never be afraid to ask for more work.”

All of us here at Boulter will miss Taylor as she heads back to school in the fall, but we loved having her with us this summer.

Want to learn more about what it’s like to work with Boulter? Let us know in the comments!

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