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Web Design Intern Experience

InMotion Hosting has had the privilege to partner with Tallwood High School in Virginia Beach, VA to provide a meaningful real-world experience to a high school student named Heidi. As Heidi’s internship comes to a close we asked her to share her experience on our blog. Here is what she had to say.

As an eighteen year old, I never thought I would get involved with such an important and influential company such as InMotion Hosting. However, by taking on the challenge of interning for my senior project for Tallwood’s academy, I was able to see firsthand all the work that goes behind keeping a website.

Most people tend to think websites are just there, that designers just slap web pages on the Internet and call it a day; however, that is not the case at all. I’ll admit that before I started interning with InMotion Hosting, I was a bit naïve; I had prior knowledge to web design and servers, but never the whole works. My first week at InMotion, taught me that it takes a lot of people to keep a website hosting company afloat. You’ve got the Sales team who initiate the sales of hosting on the servers, or making a website, etc. You’ve also got the Support Technicians who help customers with troubleshooting, then the D1 & D2 designers, who I spent a lot of time with.

Considering I had prior experience in Dreamweaver and Photoshop (through my ATC class) I was presented with the D1 test and passed, allowing me to focus on tickets with the D1 designers. That’s the greatest experience ever, I feel. D1 designers fix front-end errors for clients and I feel that suits me perfectly. Not only have I learned so much more about working in Dreamweaver and Photoshop, but I’ve also met some of the coolest people at InMotion.

I come in everyday for two and a half hours for my internship and it’s honestly the main thing I look forward to in my day, because I know I’m going to learn something new. On top of that, I like the feeling of more responsibility and actually helping the business, even if it’s in a very small way. It’s an exciting experience and one that will follow me for the rest of my life.

 

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