For this edition of our employee spotlight series, we’re shedding light on our Fall 2019 Digital Marketing intern, Molly Owens! This semester was the first time we offered a full digital marketing internship at Cosmitto, and we were lucky enough to score Molly, a senior Public Relations and Advertising student at Point Park University, for the role. While Molly didn’t know she would end up pursuing marketing as a career, she recognizes that it’s a skill set that’s needed in every industry — this way, she’s able to sate her thirst for knowledge about all her interests. Prior to coming on board as an intern with us, Molly worked part-time in operations for PNC and held an internship with the National Aviary. Read on to learn more about her!
Q: How did you learn about Cosmitto?
A: I found Cosmitto on Handshake and fell in love when I read the blog post about their company culture.
Q: What have been your favorite parts of interning with us?
A: The team atmosphere is amazing. Everyone who works here is a wizard at what they do and always has each others’ backs, including mine. Cosmitto works hard but can have a laugh while doing so, which isn’t an easy feat.
Q: Since the internship was broken up by service, which service did you most enjoy, and why?
A: I loved learning about SEO. It’s an important skill that wasn’t touched on in my program at school. I love that it’s an intersection of creativity and hard data, and the effects are enormous for a company’s bottom line. I also enjoy that SEO is game-like because you have to keep up with changes made in search engine algorithms, which can happen hundreds of times in a year.
Q: What’s your dream job?
A: I’ll have a different answer for this every week, but right now it’s leading guided nature walks.
Q: What are you most passionate about?
A: Teaching people to appreciate the little things, especially in nature. I have depression and anxiety and have been suicidal in the past, but I’ve bounced back in part because I started paying closer attention to my surroundings and appreciating the life around me that can be so easy to ignore.
Q: What’s the best social campaign you’ve seen recently?
A: Everlane’s holiday campaign has put a huge focus on sustainability and reducing single-use plastics in their company and the world. I really admire that they can blend their environmental cause with their products.
Q: What are your favorite Instagram accounts to follow?
A: @caricakez: A travel/lifestyle vlogger whose IG feed is gorgeous, @rubyetc_: A hilarious cartoonist who makes wonderful pieces about mental health, and @thedailyjames: Stars a wild raven named James who has visited a woman’s backyard for years.
Q: What about Twitter?
Q: Where is the coolest place you’ve ever been to?
A: Dunrobin Castle in Northern Scotland. It looks like it’s straight from a fairy tale and it’s right on the sea.
Q: What’s one thing you could eat every day?
A: S’mores Pop-Tarts. They’re my weakness.
Q: Where’s your favorite lunch spot Downtown?
A: Bae Bae’s Kitchen. Delicious Korean food!
Q: What are some of your favorite movies? Name a few.
A:Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Your Name.
Q: What are some of your favorite books?
A: Human Acts By Han Kang, H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald, Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie, and The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman
Q: What’s one song you could listen to on endless repeat?
A: “Cruel” by St. Vincent
Q: Coffee, tea, or other?
Q: What would your patronus take the shape of?
A: Pottermore said I’m a weasel. I can roll with that — I’m cute, clever, and it hurts when I bite (metaphorically).
Q: What’s your favorite thing about Pittsburgh?
A: I love the architecture in Pittsburgh. It differs from neighborhood to neighborhood but all of it is wonderful in its own way.
Q: Pierogies or Primantis?
A: Pierogies. Hot take: Primanti’s is overrated.
Q: What’s the first thing you’d do if you won the lottery?
A: Get a lawyer and a financial advisor. After the boring stuff, probably plan a long trip to Japan.
Q: What is your biggest fear?
A: Settling for less than I deserve.
Q: What are three things still left on your bucket list?
A: 1) Be a guest on a podcast 2) Take improv classes and be in a show 3) Get a dog and do agility training
Q: Who do you hope to be in 5 years?
A: Me, but 5 years better!