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Making the Most of Your Internship

As the 2014 summer internship program at Viget winds down, and we get close to saying our sad goodbyes, I’ve been focusing on how the past 10 weeks have gone. I am so grateful for how much I’ve learned and been able to do here. For some of my classmates, a summer internship was little more than résumé padding, which is a sad way to spend all that time. While obviously the first step to having a successful internship is finding a great one (ahem), you should also take advantage of everything that’s available around that internship as well. I’d like to share a few suggestions from my experiences to help you make the most of your internship.

Enjoy the Work

Get excited about the work! The 2014 Viget interns in each lab had a personal project to develop their personal skillsets. You can learn a lot if you take your work seriously.

Do your best to get to know your fellow interns. I was the lone intern in Boulder this summer, but through all the collaboration (and an awesome chat room), I made some great friends. We were lucky to have such a phenomenal intern group, and it’s been a blast getting to work together on Winsome this summer.

Find the Right Social Media Tools with SocialPiq

Social media platforms are an effective way to reach your audience, whether you’re an individual blogger or a Fortune 500 company. The problem is, if you’re just starting to experiment with social platforms, or even if you’re a social veteran looking to up your game,  it’s difficult to pick the best social media management tools out of the hundreds that are available. Whether you need to manage multiple social accounts, listen and react to conversations, schedule posts, or measure results, we think your time is better used mastering social media instead of searching for the best social media tools.

An Immersive, Lifestyle-focused E-commerce Site: Launching the New

When we get together as a company, we’ve been known to not only have a good time, but to also capture and share it in a creative way. What’s better than combining adventure and photography?

That's why we were thrilled to work with GoPole, a company that creates products for that exact exciting combination. GoPole, the number one selling brand for GoPro camera accessories and mounts, was looking for a new site that reflected their international success and growing brand presence. But most importantly, they needed a site that matched the active lifestyle of their audience.

With that in mind, we set out launch the new

More Than an E-commerce Site

GoPole sells their products internationally through several channels -- big retail chains, small sports shops, and in their own online store. While creating an intuitive and functional e-commerce system for users to easily purchase products was a priority, we knew the site was more than just an online store.

The story of GoPole and its brand is best told through its users. Cliff jumping, parasailing, canyon diving, surfing, bungee jumping, skydiving -- if you can imagine it, a GoPole owner has probably done it (and proudly shared their photos as evidence). We were inspired by the vibrancy we found in these photos, and knew they had to play a significant role on the new site. What tells the GoPole story better than the look of a skydiver freefalling in a bear suit, or a surfer catching the perfect wave right as the sun sets?

We made it a priority to use these photos across the site. Media is featured on the homepage, in a dedicated media section (where you can filter by photo, video, element, activity, and product used), and of course, on the product pages. These photos effectively sell the utility and the story behind the product.

Upcoming Refresh Boulder: Jen Lewin presents Please Touch The Art

Join us at our Boulder office on Thursday, July 24th at 6:00 PM for Refresh Boulder. Jen Lewin, Owner of Jen Lewin Studio, will present Please Touch The Art.

For the last 15 years Jen Lewin has been creating large, immersive, interactive art pieces for the public. From interactive sound and light sculptures that inspire people into play, to woven fiber video curtains that reflect movement, or giant, robotic, ethereal moths that dance based on human touch. Lewin’s ability to utilize technology as a medium is rare and unprecedented. She brings an organic, feminine quality to her electronic work that leaves viewers enchanted and surprised. 

She will showcase several large interactive art installations created to activate and connect community. Using examples such as The Pool which is currently traveling world wide or her Light and Sound Harps, Lewin will demonstrate how interactive sculpture can be used to transform and change the public experience. 

The evening kicks off at 6:00 PM with pizza, beer, and some good old fashioned mingling.  At 6:30 PM, the presentation will begin. 

All of the official details

What: Refresh Boulder

When: Thursday, July 24th at 6:00PM

Where: Viget Boulder, 1360 Walnut Street, Suite 100 

Why: To come together and refresh the creative, technical, and professional aspects of our trades.  

RSVP: Please RSVP on our Meetup Page

We look forward to seeing you there!