My Place Of Internship: Expectations And Impressions Of The First Days
I started my internship about two weeks after arriving in Malta. The work experience is one of the most important pillars of this stay and until the time of the interview, I did not have much information on what I would have gone to do in the workplace. For this reason, before I started, I had many questions and some anxiety.
I then started working in Matching Visions, a company that mainly deals with affiliate marketing with countless online casinos. Initially, they commissioned me to write reviews of some casinos and then post them on one of their sites. I have also been assigned the drafting of two articles. Currently I am working on contacting some websites to have an advertising space on their web pages.
Matching Visions is certainly a cutting-edge company. The environment clearly demonstrates this; the employees, who are very few, have a very close relationship and give the impression of being a nice group of friends. There is no dress code to respect and essentially everyone is free to do what he wants (listen to music / podcasts, eat, etc ...), as long as it is productive. I think this comes from the awareness that people work better when they feel in a family environment, where they can feel comfortable. Matching Visions tries to do this with the employees and it works. Sometimes employees organize moments to spend together, such as small office parties or even excursions. On Halloween, for example, a professional was called to make up all the employees in a dark theme. It is therefore a company with open and friendly atmosphere. This has given me the opportunity to perceive the work environment in a much less formal and rigid way than I had imagined.
As far as my duties are concerned, I admit that initially having to write casino reviews was not at all easy. Except the linguistic factor (everything is written in English), I didn't know anything about casinos or how they worked. But I learnt and, although it took me a little effort, now the writing of a review does not scare me anymore. Nevertheless, I confess I feel more satisfied with writing individual articles, as I have a chance to be freer and to use my creativity more. In fact, a casino review requires you to follow precise steps and sometimes even have a rather technical language.
I also like everything related to the indexing of websites on search engines, namely SEO, which I have to manage every time a review or an article is published. I hope that in the future I will be given more considerable tasks along with more freedom in the area of SEO. Those who know how to manage the latter with the right expertise today have an immense advantage in finding a job in digital marketing. I do not know what to expect for what is to come, but I want to hope to learn as much as possible for my future and myself. After all, only a few weeks have passed since now and it is already so much what I have learned; now another five months of discoveries and changes await me.
GAMING ONLINE IN MALTA
Malta, thanks to a particularly easy tax system and the Malta Gaming Authority license, is increasingly attractive for small and large online casinos. The online gaming industry is an important part of the tertiary sector in this country. What amazes everyone is the huge number of foreigners who move to Malta just to work in this sector. Not surprisingly, in Matching Visions, there are only two or three Maltese employees; the nationalities one can encounter are innumerable, from the South African to the Mexican.
Young, motivated and eager to find out what there is in Europe for them. Ilaria, Thomas, Valentin and Elisa have been selected for #ErasmusPro, the new Erasmus designed to promote "long-term" vocational training experiences. Thanks to the APRO Formazione project "WAVES - Sail towards your future", Ilaria, Thomas, Valentin and Elisa are doing their #ErasmusPro in Malta for 6 months, from October 2019 to the beginning of April 2020. Each week, in turn, they will send us their impressions