Meet Our Interns: Liz Ladley, Content Marketing Intern
Meet Liz, our former full-year Content Marketing Intern with an admiration for all things pizza and puppies! We asked her to tell us what made her apply for an Updater internship and what made her experience exceptional.
What’s your school, major, and year?
I go to Fordham University and live at the Rose Hill campus in the Bronx. I’m majoring in Digital Technologies and Emerging Media with a minor in Marketing. And… I’m a senior * cries *.
What is your favorite book?
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
What’s the coolest place you’ve ever traveled to?
I visited my good friend who was studying abroad in Spain, and I absolutely fell in love with Madrid. Give me allllllll the tapas and wine!
If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Pizza. Easy. You can always catch me with a slice of pizza in hand.
Are you a cat or a dog person? Or neither?
Dog person all the way. I have a dog named Lucy – she’s a mix of a German Shepard, Lab, and Mastiff. But pugs and chunky American Bulldogs melt my heart.
Why did you apply to Updater?
Other than all the incredible perks, I was really drawn to Updater’s mission to re-invent the moving process. For me, it’s important to have a purpose behind the work I’m doing, so Updater’s mission to make millions of movers’ lives easier through innovative technology was something easy to get behind.
How is this different from other internships?
An internship with Updater is different for many reasons, but mainly because you’re not doing “intern work.” Everything you do has a real impact and you’re treated like an equal on the team. It’s very refreshing to be trusted and supported in all of your work, and walk away with a real sense of accomplishment.
What was your internship project and what did you learn?
During my time here, I took on three internship projects. First, I created and implemented a new workflow for our success team to churn out client testimonials more efficiently. Then, I wrote (and re-wrote, and re-wrote) an eBook on mover marketing strategy. And lastly, I researched how much our blog content is worth and presented on the opportunity there. These projects really forced me to think outside the box and get creative.
What is your advice to Updater interns of the future?
Always say yes. If you’re asked to work on an extra side project, say yes. If someone asks you to do a quick favor, say yes. Every coffee chat, every team event, say yes and go. Even if you feel uneasy about it, even if you have no idea what you’re doing, there is so much opportunity to grow and learn here. Take advantage of every second of it.
What will you miss most about Updater?
The people, and the atmosphere they create. Every person I’ve met at Updater is incredibly good at what they do, supportive of one another, and happy to be here — it makes you want to be better. I admire this team so much. Their energy is contagious and I’m going to miss being around it.
What’s your favorite part about being in NYC?
You can never, ever be bored. You may encounter some weird smells and cramming in the subway is never fun, but you will never be bored. I can’t imagine being anywhere else.