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Last day of our marketing intern Ilham

How Admiral Dynamics empowered my transformation as a digital marketing intern

Have you enjoyed our latest updates on social media, our website and our mailing? Chances are I had a significant part in creating the content!

When my internship at Admiral Dynamics started on 16 September, I had my mind set on one goal. My goal for this internship was to learn hands-on what it takes to be a digital marketer. Having studied Cross Media Management at KdG, made me eager to find out if I could take on the challenge of improving myself.

And I did, all thanks to the guidance of my mentor aka marketing manager Carole Vincke and the helpfulness of the Admiral Dynamics team! At Admiral Dynamics, I had the opportunity to get acquainted with Microsoft Dynamics 365 and ClickDimensions. Additionally, I further developed my marketing and communication skills through creating and publishing content for all our platforms.

My biggest achievement is the advertisement I was tasked with creating for Digital First 2019. The ad got published in Digimedia Magazine and was distributed at the annual event. To this day, I do look back with a lot of glee and pride.

Advert inside Digimedia Digital First 2019

Over the course of these two months, I have gotten a lot more confident in my skills and possible future career path. I absolutely loved seeing the results

Advice I would like to give to future interns of Admiral Dynamics, you will be welcomed with open arms and guided with a lot of patience. You’re here to learn and that’s exactly why I highly recommend this internship to you all.

Interested in starting your professional adventure as a marketing intern at Admiral Dynamics? Apply for an internship: just send us your motivation and cv!

It was my greatest pleasure to intern at Admiral Dynamics. Again, big thanks to Carole and Admiral Dynamics for empowering my transformation!

Simply curious about what I’m up to next? Connect with me on LinkedIn!

All the best!
Ilham

My internship in numbers

  • 31 social media posts on 4 social networks (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
  • Generated 37 extra followers on LinkedIn
  • 18 marketing email campaigns
  • 3 blogitems (including this one)
Last day of intern Fernando

Fernando’s internship at Admiral Dynamics

Today is already Fernando’s last day as an intern at Admiral Dynamics. Read his experiences about the past 3 months at our company:

“And here we go again, another chapter in the book of my life getting closed. This chapter marks the end of my student life and probably the start of my professional life.

I’m pretty happy to have chosen for Admiral Dynamics as my internship company. My internship started on 4 March and since the very first moment the people from Admiral Dynamics welcomed me as one of them. The goal of my internship was to develop and to implement a Customer Self-Service Portal where clients would be able to manage their support tickets. This would also help the Admiral Dynamics’ support team in many various ways.

At first I thought I wasn’t going to be able to complete this project but thanks to the CRM training from Paul and my commitment to learn everything about CRM, I finalised it!

I would like a few people before I go. First of all, Tim, my internship mentor, he has been guiding me throughout the entire project by giving me feedback on the analytical parts of the project, because this project was more than just writing code. Of course there were other colleagues that helped me as well. I had a meeting with Carole on a weekly basis, to discuss with her about the status of the project, improvements on the Portal, and many more things. Laurent’s feedback also came in really handy to define standards that I later used as a basis for my workflows (automated processes). The input from Ben also made me notice I still have some work points on my developing skills.

There is a basket with fresh fruit every Monday, very welcome if you’re suddenly feeling hungry. However, the thing that kept me alive during the morning was free coffee! With your badge, you can refill your mug as many times as you want.

Looking back, I really enjoyed being a team member of the Admiral Dynamics’ family and being responsible for making this project to become true. I want to thank everyone in Admiral Dynamics for giving me this opportunity to be here. Thank you! Time really does fly when you are immersed into a project that devours every single portion of your concentration and time.”

The entire Admiral Dynamics team would like to thank Fernando for his hard work and dedication!

Selfie of Carole and Martijn at a Job fair

Martijn’s internship experiences

Two months ago, on 28 January, I started my internship at Admiral Dynamics. My activities would focus primarily on marketing and because of this, I would work closely with Carole. From start to finish I felt at ease in the office. There was free fruit, coffee and other drinks. Everyone was very welcoming and more than happy to help me with questions.

During my time at the office, I had the opportunity to experiment a little bit. Among other things, I was responsible for social media and email marketing. This was something I only saw briefly during my studies and I was happy with the opportunity to further deepen my skills. Because I started to work with Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM and ClickDimensions, I got more insights in the responses we generated. I learned the value of all these data and I used it to reflect on what did or did not work.

I also was pleasantly surprised with the amount of time I could spend using InDesign and Photoshop. These software programs came in quite handy when I needed to make enticing visuals for the company. The more I used it, the more comfortable I became so that I’m not afraid anymore to open these tools.

As Carole was responsible for HR & recruitment as well, I got to accompany her on interviews, went to a VDAB speed date and represented Admiral Dynamics on the job fair of Thomas More. I definitely had the feeling that my opinion in these matters was very much appreciated. During interviews, I focused primarily on soft skills because I did not have enough knowledge on the technical part. I even got a more active role in the preparation of the job fair at Thomas More. We created an engaging concept, fun activities and cool gadgets to share amongst the students.

It was a pleasure working at Admiral Dynamics. I am already putting the practices and insights I learned during my internship to good use. The experience I now had with Dynamics 365 is definitely a nice to have. I’m pretty sure that I will come in contact with a CRM tool again during my professional career.

Thanks for having me, team Admiral!

My internship in numbers

  • 71 social media posts on 4 social networks (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
  • Generated 30 extra followers on LinkedIn
  • 6 marketing email campaigns
  • 3 blogitems (including this one)
Internship Martin @ Admiral Dynamics

Martin’s internship experiences

The past weeks, Martin Vloeberghs (student Intercultural Relations Management at Thomas More) did his internship at Admiral Dynamics. Curious how he experienced working at our company? Read his experiences below!

My 6-week internship started on November 12. At first, I was a little hesitant because I didn’t know what to expect of being an intern at an IT consultancy company. Already during my first interview, I had a good connection with Carole Vincke, Marketing & HR manager at Admiral Dynamics. As I don’t have a background in IT at all, I felt this would be a very difficult but educational period. Of course I did some research about the company before the start.

On my first day at the office, the entire Admiral crew was present. I instantly felt very welcome and part of the team. My first day was also the longest one! After office hours, all consultants and myself followed a training about marketing automation with ClickDimensions during the bi-monthly Competence Center. This very interesting presentation was given by Laurent Van Aert, Business Unit Manager of the company.

During the following weeks, I have been demonstrating myself by doing all sorts of tasks. According to me, one of the most important aspects of working life is having a structured and clear communication style. I’m very glad to have had an open way of communicating which certainly helped me to achieve my goals. I never noticed a form of misunderstanding or miscommunication because everything has been explained clearly.

My coach Carole did her best to involve me as much as possible. I have been assisting her while she was presenting to a group of IT students. This visit was certainly one of my highlights. End of November, we joined a round table discussion about employer branding, diversity and workable work being organised by Voka Antwerpen-Waasland. Voka is an employers’ organisation, so I was the only student at this event. Obviously I learnt a lot about the aforementioned topics and from other participants’ experiences.

This 6-week internship has been a short, but extremely educational and exciting time. Meeting new people and gaining experience in the workplace are a definite plus for my education, personal development and professionalism. I’ve done a variety of assignments which made my internship a great experience. I’ll leave the office with a positive feeling, seeking for new adventures.

Thank you for having me!
Martin

We would like to thank Martin for his dedication, support and enthusiasm. All the best, Martin!

Are you also interested in doing an internship at Admiral Dynamics? Apply for an internship: just send us your motivation and cv!