Suna Bayraktaroglu Social Media Marketing Executive Basicbuzz Creative Digital Marketing Agency
Suna Bayraktaroglu

By- Suna Bayraktaroglu

As a political science and international relations major, deciding to go into marketing and business was a massive change for me and my set routine. When I first set my mind to take a step into a whole new industry, the environment scared me and shook me to my bones. I knew absolutely nothing about it.

My first steps were to take some online courses to understand the basics of marketing, how the market worked, how digital marketing was the new classic and how this competitive arena had no place for people with no motivation to grind. After all, you snooze, and you lose! The world of marketing and the trends that come along with it change at such an insane pace that it is so easy to get lost in all of this storm.

My first internship as a newbie marketing intern was with an environmentalist company based on stocks and bonds. Even though it excited me and gave me the will to learn, learn and learn, I knew there were other specialities out there that would be THE perfect match for me.

I spent days on LinkedIn applying to online internships as the pandemic was still at its peak and came across a creative digital agency called BasicBuzz. After my application and interview process, I started my internship as a social media marketing executive with the brand and fell in love with the concept of digital marketing. Every day I spent with the company made me learn something new and made me better than the previous day. I have learned from social media agenda scheduling, time management, getting creative to website analyses, being a team player, and individually progressing. I am still learning so much from the company.

Being a university student in her final year is already a complex task to overcome. The uncertainty of what was going to come; next, the clash of going for a masters degree or starting work was bugging me so much up until I started my internship. It gave me a clear vision and path, and I knew I wanted to go into social media marketing and eventually set up my skincare and makeup company. When I mentioned this to my employer at BasicBuzz, Mr Shafi knew exactly what I wanted to do, “Like Huda Beauty?” he asked. …