Social Ape is excited to introduce our Summer Intern, Emily Price! Emily is a senior at Queens University of Charlotte, majoring in Sports Management with a minor in Marketing. Emily is from Greenville, SC, but loves everything Charlotte! She has a passion for social media, marketing, and Mexican food (but we’ll get to that later). She’s itching to soak up everything during her time at Social Ape and can’t wait to make a career out of it all things social media after she wraps up her time at Queens in December!
We got to know Emily a little better by asking her some questions:
What are your 3 favorite things about Charlotte?
I love all the great restaurants in Charlotte because I feel like there is always a new place to try! I’m a huge sports fan so I love that we have a pro football and basketball team here as well as other minor league sports. My favorite thing is that it is exactly halfway between the beach and mountains because I am always down for a road trip!
Why do you love Social Media and Marketing?
I love this industry because it allows me to interact with people from all walks of life and gets my creative juices flowing. Being able to create content that makes someone smile or helps them learn something new, lets me know that I am making an impact on someone’s life one post at a time! Social media trends, tactics, and challenges (looking at you, Instagram algorithm...) are always changing, developing, and evolving so it allows me to push myself to learn more! It doesn’t feel like a job because it’s a passion of mine so I enjoy it every day.
What do you do at Social Ape?
At Social Ape, I assist with content creation for two of our clients as well as the Social Ape Twitter account, have a hand in creating the weekly newsletter, and am flexing my public relations muscles by helping plan an upcoming client grand opening.
If you could give advice to people who want to enter this industry what would it be?
Take advantage of all the opportunities you are given (and if you aren’t given any go out and find them), network with as many people as possible, and be willing to take risks to learn new things!
What do you like to do when you’re not in school or at your internship?
One of my favorite things in the world to do is travel. Whenever I have the time, you can catch me planning my next vacation or jet setting off to somewhere new. I also love to hang out with my 4 dogs (Nana, Fluffy, Pop-Tart and Zoe), binge watch Netflix, and eat Mexican food. (Seriously, dare me to eat it every day for a year - I totally could.)
We have loved having Emily on the team for the past few months (don’t worry - we’ve still got more time with her, too!) and cannot wait to see where her future takes her!
You can follow Emily on Twitter and Instagram at @emilya_price.