Student Testimonials

ZAP Graduate: Christa Beck '15
Internship Company and Position: Uhsome, Media, and Marketing Relationship Manager


   Christa Beck, a recent USF ZAP graduate, completed an internship with Uhsome's Media and Marketing department during the summer following her junior year. Uhsome is a small agency in Tampa that provides marketing services for small business owners, primarily in the Tampa Bay area. Their biggest account is the well-known Moe's Southwest Grill, whose social media accounts, including 43,000 Facebook followers, is completely managed by Uhsome Media and Marketing.

   As the Relationship Manager, Christa served as the liaison between the design and development team at Uhsome and the client. She wrote custom content for their clients' websites and marketing material, and she enjoyed the many hats she was able to wear as being part of a small advertising agency.

   Was it useful for her career? Absolutely. She gained real-world experience to put on her resume and was offered a job which she accepted and worked for 15 months following her internship. Through this opportunity, she gained hands-on knowledge of marketing and has even used it to start an online business with her father. Because of this advertising internship and her ZAP coursework, Christa has the experience and knowledge to make her new online business successful.