Garrett Bock Becomes a Videographer in His Internship

Menlo College marketing major Garrett Bock is from Valley Springs, a “California Historical Landmark” town in Calaveras County, California. Garrett’s home town is so small, there isn’t a traffic signal to be found.

Using a no-holds-barred approach similar to his hometown without traffic limits, and with the help of the Menlo College Internship Office, Garrett contacted the City of Menlo Park Office of Economic Development. Last summer, he became a marketing intern responsible for events planning for the City of Menlo Park, where he worked on the Menlo Park Downtown Family Fitness Extravaganza.

The Menlo Park event aimed to promote healthy living, while making fitness fun for the whole family. In addition to activities led by individual vendors, there were group fitness events such as a fun run, a fitness scavenger hunt, Zumba, and free rock climbing.

Garrett’s employer asked him if he could make videos for each of the fitness businesses represented in the event. Even though Garrett had never made a video, his “can do” attitude kicked in, and with an iPad and iMovie, Garrett taught himself to make some great movies that were a hit in the community. When his internship was over, his employers asked if he would stay on as a paid staff member. He’s working part-time while he finishes his senior year at Menlo.

“I’ve learned that the people you work with are often just as important as what you do,” said Garrett who enjoys his co-workers. “Also, don’t be afraid to ask questions,” he added.

Garrett played football for three years and baseball for two years, overlapping the sports for one year. “Students have so many resources at their hands at Menlo College. I remember the time I needed to polish my resume in twenty minutes before I went to an interview. Angela Schmiede, Director of Internships met me immediately, and within that short amount of time, I got the help I needed.”