A little bit about Hui Min
"Explore. Go wild." - was everything I needed to start my journey with SimplyGood.
During my winter break, I embarked on my journey with SimplyGood as a Marketing and Content Intern. In this role, I supported marketing campaign planning and execution, created and optimised blog posts, and was involved in creative content development for upcoming campaigns.
What was my experience interning at SimplyGood?
Interning at a start-up allows me to work on a lot of different marketing activities, which I wouldn’t normally have had the chance to in our large corporation. Being a small and agile business meant that I had high levels of autonomy and I got to work directly with other business functions to see initiatives come together. At SimplyGood, expect a culture of trust and autonomy. It is fulfilling to have the trust of the founders to manage projects end to end and to be directly involved in the day-to-day operations of SimplyGood.
Joining SimplyGood allowed me to dabble in other marketing initiatives outside the job scope too. I had the opportunity to work on live streaming and sourcing retail partnerships. It was an exciting experience since it was my first time being assigned such responsibilities. It tested my initiative and learning mindset.
What is your favourite part about interning at SimplyGood, and what is your least favourite part?
Working in a local start-up can be a rewarding and exciting experience. It allows you to be part of a small team working on something new and innovative. It will also enable you to learn and grow as a professional.
One of the biggest takeaways from working in a local start-up is the opportunity to be involved in the entire product development process, from ideation to execution. This can be a great learning experience, as you can see how your work contributes to the company's overall success. Additionally, working in a start-up can allow you to develop new skills and take on new challenges, as start-ups often require employees to be flexible and adaptable.
However, sometimes too much autonomy can have some potential drawbacks. Growing up in a structured education system in Singapore, we were often given the finest details before embarking on a project. Part of my job scope requires me to generate monthly blog post content. At times, I found it challenging to think of relevant and interesting blog posts for SimplyGood. However, my colleagues were very open and receptive to new ideas, allowing me to develop innovative ideas.
If given the opportunity, would you intern with SimplyGood again?
Yes! It was a fruitful experience interning with SimplyGood, and I learnt many on-the-job skills and feedback from my colleagues. I love the culture of autonomy, trust, and the freedom to innovate and be creative with my ideas. Keep an open mind and remember that every mistake made is a valuable learning experience.
As Julius Caesar says, "experience is the teacher of all things". Internships are often a great platform for learning and discovering yourself, your values and your work ethic.
If you are looking for an internship, drop an email to email@example.com to kickstart your journey with us!
With the right attitude and interest, you will get somewhere. - Start your journey with SimplyGood. ~ Hui Min