INTERN INSIGHTS: BLYTHE BEAUMONT
Written by: Blythe Beaumont
Blythe Beaumont is a student at Columbus State Community College studying Communications. She is currently interning with Colliers | Columbus on the marketing team. Keep reading to get Blythe’s take on how her internship has helped her grow in her career.
Has your internship allowed you to network with other real estate professionals? If so, in what ways?
During my internship I’ve networked with a lot of outstanding people. Working with other interns and other driven young professionals has been refreshing. I especially appreciate the relationships I have made with people who have been with the company for many years. They have all been great mentors for me throughout my time here at Colliers and have helped me grow.
What has been your favorite project to work on throughout your internship?
As a marketing intern my favorite project I've worked on was a video series for the 65 E State office building. This was the first project where I was given full reign. At first, it didn’t go as smoothly as I had hoped. While I had creative freedom, there were branding needs I wasn’t aware of. After making many adaptations to the project, I finally got the video series right. This opened me up to making challenging decisions, while also forcing me to communicate to others clearly and effectively to complete the project correctly. Since that series of videos, I have only grown and been enlightened to more sides of commercial real estate.
What has been the biggest learning lesson you will take away from this internship?
The biggest lesson I've learned throughout my internship is how to find my way through different locations, new areas and even inside buildings. I've had a lot of failures when it comes to finding the right suites or having issues with locks and trying to understand floor plans. These are things that I wasn't worried about but ended up causing the most drawbacks for projects. I’ve been stuck outside of suites with the wrong key, and have even gone to the wrong building. Going out and having to figure things out myself, instead of staying cooped up at the office, has been extremely rewarding. Every time I visit a building, things go more smoothly, but every building is different and I've had to learn to adapt to different environments.