Summer Internship First Impressions
My internship experience so far has been very impressive.
Had two days of orientation last week and I was blown away by the number of interns and the diversity within each division. I would say almost every person I networked with spoke at least two languages.
Today was my first day meeting my team and sitting at my desk. Lots of new faces and names that will take some practice remembering, but overall everyone I met was welcoming and amiable. I was brought up to speed on what my project will involve at a high-level and I can finally say I have a better understanding of what I will be doing this summer. Can’t say I’ve felt this way before on the first day. I am glad my team took the time to create a well thought-out plan for me before my arrival. I’ve got lots of learning to do but I’m excited to get things rolling.
I also got to lift in the office gym for the first time. I only got a glimpse of it last Friday, but today I set aside my lunchtime to go play. The space is small but some of the highlights:
- Uniforms and toiletries: don’t have to worry about bringing t-shirts, shorts, socks, deodorant, shampoo, etc.
- Bumper plates: don’t have to worry about stacking plates to do deadlifts lighter than 135 lbs!
- Convenience: My 1.5hr commute kills my motivation to do anything after work but now I can just lift during lunch or immediately after work.
- The view: Couldn’t help but stare at the Manhattan skyline during my rests. This also applies from my desk.