This week, the team here at Volume Nine had the pleasure of hosting a student, Isbel Depner, as part of the University of Denver’s Job Shadow Program. As a V9er-for-the-day, Isbel got the opportunity to shadow various members of our team and chat with them about working in digital marketing and how to effectively network (wouldn’t we all like to know!). We sat down with Isbel at the end of the day to hear about her job shadow experience at Volume Nine.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am a second year at DU, double majoring in marketing and psychology and minoring in French – the combination is going well so far, and I’m really enjoying it! It’s nice going to a smaller school like DU because I get to interact with professors and other students more than I would at a large university.
What interests you most about digital marketing?
First of all, I really like the creative side, which is why I first got into marketing. I love the idea of dealing with a problem and trying to find a creative solution to deal with it. However, when I started my classes, I realized I also enjoy the administrative side of running a business.
Why did you choose to participate in the job shadow program at DU?
I thought it would be more fun to get real-life experience in a business than to sit in a lecture and listen to someone talk about it! I was lucky to get assigned to two companies – Volume Nine and Booyah. I was really interested in working with a marketing agency like Volume Nine to see how they help businesses find creative solutions.
What has been the most interesting thing you’ve learned today?
I came prepared with some questions for people, but my favorite part was the conversation after different questions. For example, I asked a lot of people how they network, and there was a lot of different answers to that. It was interesting to hear the different advice that people had and see how people from such different background ended up working for Volume Nine.
What would be your dream job when you graduate?
I’m really interested in marketing research and consumer behavior, but overall I want to help people solve problems in a creative way. One day, I’d like to start my own business – hopefully helping out with social issues like politics.
What do you like to do outside of school?
I love doing First Friday downtown – all the art galleries are open, and you can bounce from gallery to gallery. It’s really fun, especially in the summer!
Thanks to Isbel for spending the day with the V9 team! We love meeting future marketers and showing them a day in the life at a digital marketing agency.