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Web Marketing Internship in Venice

Hello everybody! My name is Orsola, I am 23 years old and I come from Venice, the beautiful city in the north east of Italy. Venice is a tourist city with 270,884 residents and it welcomes  every year about 20 million tourists from every corner of the world, that it means an average of more than 50,000 tourists a day. In the Ca’ Foscari University Venice I study Marketing and Communication, in the Management department.
Two years ago I took my degree in Marketing and Business Management at the same University. In order to take my degree I had to do an internship in the marketing area of a company.

This was not only the opportunity of doing my first internship, but it was also the opportunity of doing my first serious job in a company. I was excited to discover the business environment and the company rules and routines that I have studied for years.

During my studies I had several exams about promoting every kind of product, from electrical cars to WWF natural oasis. For my first internship I decided to try to promote my city, from the tourist point of view. I thought that was a good idea staying in my area and promoting what I know best.

I applied for one company in the touristic business. I searched the company inside the database of my University and I choose to do my internship during the summer holidays, to optimize my time.

The company who hired me offers web marketing services to hotels in Italy but especially for those located in the Venetian territory. The company has a strong philosophy about ethical and responsible travels and it ask to all the staff to deepen in company’s values, to the point that at the first job interview they ask me my opinion about this topic.
The company has different department: accounts, sales, IT, marketing-editing and administration. In my department there were other two interns and in general all the employee were young, so that the athmosphere was youthful and dynamic. Even after work many of us continued to spend time together, drinking our traditional aperitif, the Spritz, or organizing football matches.
What about my tasks? Well, during my 3-months internship I had the possibility to understand how the specific company’s software (intranet, database network..) works so I improved the hotel’s webpages and the hotel’s ranking. I advertised many events and manifestations not only in  Italy but also in Europe editing in French and in English. I also had a direct contact with the hoteliers calling them for “welcoming calls”.

In conclusion, this first experience satisfied me and the main reason is because I succeed to get a business view. How many of us find difficult to switch from the academic to the business circle?
Great experience to start and leave the nest!


Tourism Internship in Padua

Hello Guys,

My name is Giorgia, I was born in Padua 23 years ago and at high school I studied Tourism.

That’s why during the summer of my third year at high school I did an intership, of only 2 weeks, in an agency called “Turismo Padova Terme Euganee” that provides many initiatives in the city of Padua and provides also information, promotions, tourist welcome and suggests some itinerary to discover the city.

Padua is a very beautiful city that has a population of 214,000 citizens and it is also one of the most important economic points of the region of Veneto. The city boasts beautiful monuments like “Prato della Valle” or “Cappella degli Scrovegni” painted by the famous Giotto.

My internship started the first week of September 2004 and it was divided into two parts. During the first week, I had to work in an office in front of one of the most famous monuments of the city “La Basilica del Santo” and here my task was to give all the information to the tourists about the city or about how to reach the most famous monuments of the city.

During the second and last week of my internship, I worked in the head office of the agency, located in the centre of Padua, and my task was to translate some information for the future brochures of the agency about Padua’s monuments, attractions and events.

It was a very short experience but a very good one because I had the opportunity to connect with foreign people and to enter in contact with the work in a good company of the Padua’s area.

I want to give to all some advice, accept all the work experience that the university or companies propose to you because this can help you to discover exactly what you like most in the working field.