I truly think that my time at SMG Strategies has taught me how to be a leader. Since day one, my boss has always encouraged me and the other interns to take initiative. She is always asking our opinions on things, or asking for us to help her puzzle through a problem. This problem-solving has taught me how to actively search for solutions, not just wait for direction.
Besides this, I have been able to train newer interns on certain skills. This has pushed me to step into the role of a supervisor.
Additionally, I have been put in charge of my own projects! Having the freedom to decide how to organize tasks and work towards goals is very fulfilling, especially when I get to be a part of crafting the larger vision.