For this edition of our employee spotlight series, we’re shedding light on our Fall 2019 Digital Marketing intern, Molly Owens! This semester was the first time we offered a full digital marketing internship at Cosmitto, and we were lucky enough to score Molly, a senior Public Relations and Advertising student at Point Park University, for the role. While Molly didn’t know she would end up pursuing marketing as a career, she recognizes that it’s a skill set that’s needed in every industry — this way, she’s able to sate her thirst for knowledge about all her interests. Prior to coming on board as an intern with us, Molly worked part-time in operations for PNC and held an internship with the National Aviary. Read on to learn more about her!
Q: How did you learn about Cosmitto?
A: I found Cosmitto on Handshake and fell in love when I read the blog postabout their company culture.
Q: What have been your favorite parts of interning with us?
A: The team atmosphere is amazing. Everyone who works here is a wizard at what they do and always has each others’ backs, including mine. Cosmitto works hard but can have a laugh while doing so, which isn’t an easy feat.
Q: Since the internship was broken up by service, which service did you most enjoy, and why?
A: I loved learning about SEO. It’s an important skill that wasn’t touched on in my program at school. I love that it’s an intersection of creativity and hard data, and the effects are enormous for a company’s bottom line. I also enjoy that SEO is game-like because you have to keep up with changes made in search engine algorithms, which can happen hundreds of times in a year.
Q: What’s your dream job?
A: I’ll have a different answer for this every week, but right now it’s leading guided nature walks.
Q: What are you most passionate about?
A: Teaching people to appreciate the little things, especially in nature. I have depression and anxiety and have been suicidal in the past, but I’ve bounced back in part because I started paying closer attention to my surroundings and appreciating the life around me that can be so easy to ignore.
Q: What’s the best social campaign you’ve seen recently?
A: Everlane's holiday campaign has put a huge focus on sustainability and reducing single-use plastics in their company and the world. I really admire that they can blend their environmental cause with their products.
Q: What are your favorite Instagram accounts to follow?
A: @caricakez: A travel/lifestyle vlogger whose IG feed is gorgeous, @rubyetc_: A hilarious cartoonist who makes wonderful pieces about mental health, and @thedailyjames: Stars a wild raven named James who has visited a woman’s backyard for years.