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My First Week at Procept Marketing

So I, a young 20 something fresh out of college, have worked at Procept Marketing for a total of one week.

At first, I was skeptical when I applied for the job. For one, I’ve been out of school since December 2020, and I’ve averaged 50 applications every week since graduation with varying results. Many places required years upon years of experience that I lacked and I rarely received a response.

The places that did respond either wanted to pay me next to nothing for 40 hours a week or they were start-up companies who wanted me to work for free with promises of a big payday later when we \”made it.\” Neither situation was ideal, and I assumed Procept was going to be more of the same. Then I received a phone call about 15 minutes after I applied for the intern position.

I was in bed with my girlfriend, both of us slightly hungover from the previous night. I answered the phone and was met with a woman who frankly sounded somewhat deadpan. She was Veronika from Procept Marketing. She asked what my availability was, what I wanted from the job, and when I could come in for an interview. The whole time, Veronika sounded like I had offended her or that I made her upset in some way. Despite that, I had an interview and I was happy to have a potential job offer. So I drove to the small house-like building and wondered how a marketing agency could operate in such a small space. The interview itself was fairly standard, what my best and worst qualities were, what skills I had, that sort of thing. I made a few jokes, got some laughs, and with that, I was hired.

Over the course of the week, I have been given a few assignments, including this blog post. I\’ve witnessed a fair amount of ribbing and jokes at other people\’s expense. Not in a cruel way, but like you might expect from siblings or old married couples. The management seems to look after the staff like a pseudo-family. They all make sure the workers are doing the work they want to do while also pushing us to be better professionals than when we started. So despite first appearances, this job has been an excellent experience, and I am excited to grow my skills at Procept Marketing.

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Durin Planchard

Junior Account Developer, Content Writer

Durin is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. When he isn\’t serving up flaming hot content, Durin enjoys Karaoke with his girlfriend, Lindsay, and being a big ole\’ nerd rolling dice and playing Dungeons & Dragons.