Internship Spotlight: Qasim Qasim
Why did you decide to intern at K2?
I was a participant at HackCville, a UVA organization focused on training students to work in technical fields. One day, Ares and Temple came and pitched K2 to our class, and I was very interested. I knew it was a unique opportunity to work at a company that places emphasis on the importance of company culture and rapid growth. After beginning my internship, I quickly realized that I held a key position in building K2's brand and company image. I was consistently motivated to put my best foot forward because of the mutual trust and respect that employees at K2 fostered.
What are some examples of the work you've done while at K2?
Marketing was my sole focus as an intern at K2. My primary tasks were digital marketing, focusing on SEO, website analysis, competitor analysis, Google Ads, and social media marketing. I was presented with various opportunities to work on different projects, which expanded my interest base and allotted me with activities that I would not necessarily be involved in.
What was your favorite moment or experience while at K2?
My favorite experience was our company bonding trip in the Outer Banks. It was a great experience that allowed me to bond with the people who were all working towards the common goal of pushing the company forward.
What advice would you give to potential dental or business candidates?
Be confident in yourself and understand your importance in a start-up. Everyone is a huge contributor, and your ideas and work are worth as much as anyone else. You'll have an amazing experience if you allow yourself that opportunity.