My Virtual Internship with PE GI Solutions

Annaliza Botsio
Marketing Intern, PE GI Solutions
Marketing & Business, Abertay University

My internship at PEGI Solutions has been an incredibly rewarding experience. I joined the company during a period of significant change as they merged with a larger organization. Despite the adjustments, the team made sure to keep me informed about the changes and took the time to explain how they would affect my role. Over the course of 10 weeks, I found myself fully immersed in the internship, and the personal growth and confidence I gained were beyond my expectations.

At the beginning of the internship, I felt a mixture of excitement and nervousness. I had concerns about managing the time difference, meeting the expectations, and navigating unfamiliar territory. However, these worries quickly vanished on my very first day. The marketing team welcomed me with open arms, providing unwavering support and attentiveness to my needs. I underwent comprehensive training that not only familiarized me with the American healthcare system but also helped me bridge the gap between the European and American perspectives. Thanks to their guidance and encouragement, what initially seemed like a daunting task transformed into an opportunity for personal and professional growth.

As the weeks progressed, I had the chance to work on various projects that allowed me to apply my skills and expand my knowledge. One of the highlights was my first SEO project. Despite initial doubts, I completed the task successfully, bolstering my confidence to take on similar challenges in the future. Additionally, I thoroughly enjoyed writing articles for the content hub, as it allowed me to explore diverse topics that I would not have encountered elsewhere. I worked on both internal and external communications, creating content for thousands of readers on various platforms like blogs, and social media. This opportunity allowed me to enhance my writing skills, understand our audience's preferences, and receive valuable feedback from colleagues. Additionally, I had to thoroughly research technical topics to ensure accuracy for our knowledgeable readers.

As aforementioned, I also had the opportunity to work on social media campaigns, where I learned to utilize different platforms as well as schedule ahead media contents independently and confidently. The collaborative projects involving colleagues from diverse backgrounds further enhanced my communication skills, as I learned to effectively convey expectations and guidelines.

One of the most significant projects I undertook was a case study that served as an informative guide for the business development team. Recognizing the importance of this project, I devoted myself to producing a high-quality document that would be instrumental for future reference. It was gratifying to know that the projects I worked on would actually be useful for the company. I felt a sense of pride, knowing that even after completing my internship, I had left a trace of my work behind.
Throughout my internship, I consistently pushed myself to go above and beyond. I firmly believe in the value of continuous growth and taking on challenges that push me out of my comfort zone. Looking back, I can confidently say that this mindset allowed me to achieve remarkable personal and professional development.

As the internship drew to a close, I couldn't help but feel a bittersweet mixture of emotions. I had formed strong bonds with my colleagues and had become genuinely invested in the company's success. It was difficult to bid farewell, knowing that I would no longer be a part of their day-to-day operations. However, I am grateful for the connections I made and the invaluable experiences I gained during my time at PEGI Solutions.

In conclusion, my internship experience at PEGI Solutions surpassed my expectations in every way. The supportive team, diverse projects, and the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to the company's growth have left a lasting impression on me. I will carry the lessons learned and the connections made with me as I embark on future endeavours.

Written by: Annaliza Botsio
Annaliza Botsio