A new addition has been made to our Marketing team, please welcome our new Marketing intern, Mikayla Hughes! She is excited to finish her college career this year while simultaneously gaining real-life experience working and growing with AK. Get to know more about Mikayla with an employee spotlight!
Q: What is your role at AK?
My role at AK is to create useful and engaging content to share with the AK audience on all different kinds of social media platforms. I will also be working on improving our SEO and pay-per-click advertising!
Q: Where do you go to school?
I’m finishing my degree in Digital Photography at Southern New Hampshire University but will be graduating this November. I’m in a program that allows me to work full-time while also getting my degree online. Doing this has allowed me to take on 4 internships throughout my college career which has been such an amazing experience!
Q: What is your favorite part about your job?
AK is allowing me to learn as much as possible during my internship which is super unique in my experience. They are allowing me to take time at work to challenge my current knowledge and learn new skills that will not only help me in the future but hopefully will benefit AK as well.
Q: What do you like to do outside of work?
Outside of work I run a freelance photography company where I love to take portraits of high school seniors, weddings, and anyone who needs photos done! I also love coaching soccer. I recently started coaching at the soccer club Minnesota Thunder Academy, where I grew up playing and it has been super fun and very rewarding.
Q: Tell us something about yourself people may not know?
I have a pretty cool vinyl collection that I have been building throughout college. It started with a few vinyls my grandpa gave me that used to belong to my grandma who I never got to meet. I always wanted a record player and this was a very special reason to get one! My mom also had a few from high school like AC/DC, Heart, and more (sweet music taste momma) that she passed on to me. Now I can’t stop buying and collecting!
Q: What’s your favorite TV Show?*
Anyone who knows me knows I’m a die-hard Friends fan. Not only have I watched it beginning to end a million times, but I also own every episode on Amazon! Currently though I am binging Game of Thrones, and it’s definitely going to be in my top 5 all-time shows.
Q: What is your favorite musician/band?*
Harry Styles, Fleetwood Mac, and Illenium. Please don’t make me pick just one!
Q: If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would it be?*
I have always wanted to visit Ireland! I’m 50% Irish, and I think it looks like a beautiful place to visit. I would love to bring my camera and take some landscape photos there.