Intern Mingle

As if I could not think or brag enough about interning for such an awesome non-profit organization, Friday topped the icing on my cake! After interning all day, a group of interns, the Head of Fun, and I attended the Intern Mingle I organized. We had pizza and drinks at the office, where the CEO joined us and asked many of us if we were returning for the summer (obviously, yes!). We hung out at Dave & Busters all night, laughing, socializing, and enjoying each others company. Before leaving the office, I asked Katie to take a photo of the group in the lobby, and of course, our CEO, Nancy Lublin, photobombed us!

The Photobomb

 

Conversing with Lublin and the group made me feel so honored to work with such smart, witty people (and to work for an inspiring, educated, hard working CEO). I am so grateful to have found such a unique, quirky team to work with and learn from, I know I won’t be able to find this anywhere else. I hope to intern with them for the rest of the year and eventually turn this into a job opportunity (*fingers crossed*). A HUGE thanks to Katie, she is one unique, amazing advisor and has taught me so much about the HR field! I cannot wait until the next intern mingle!

Day One of My Dream Internship!

I have not used this account in awhile (my apologies, I’ve been a very busy Bea). But I am working on keeping this thing updated for myself and for my future followers. It’s 2014 and with that came an entirely new beginning for me. After applying to a dozen companies and receiving some rejection letters, I finally received an email from DoSomething.org for the spring internship position I had applied for. This was the second time I applied for the internship and after not receiving any callbacks from the other companies I had applied to, I was feeling extremely discouraged. That is until  DoSomething.org contacted me! If you follow me on Twitter and are friends with me on Facebook, you would see how many of their photos or news I share with everyone. I’ve admired this nonprofit organization for so long, I am absolutely in love with their involvement with teens and amazing causes. Making a difference in the world is something I have always been passionate about, and now I am able to experience it, by interning for DoSomething.org this spring as the Intern of Fun!

Though it was a rough start to the week with the snow/ice storms we’ve had, I finally made it to the office on Friday- and did I mention that the office has a disco ball and a Pac-Man machine?! How AWESOME is that?! As I arrived to the building, I found this beautiful bike in front of the building with a beautiful message- so I took a picture of it (I was feeling inspired). While taking the photo I thought: Why not take a photo (or two) of my commute to my internship? Whether I find something that inspires me on my daily commute to and from New York, from a fellow intern or advisor, or something in the office- I feel it is important to capture what inspires me as much as I can throughout this internship (and on the daily) and document it so I can look back at the amazing things I learned and people I’ve met.

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But back to the main point: my first day. I love how quirky and unique each staff member is, especially my advisor, the Head of Fun! Everyone is so welcoming and humbling! It’s such a different environment, no one has their own office or cubicle, everyone works together, as a team, which is something I believe in!

I had lunch with two great interns, I scoffed at how one of them perfected eating their burrito without dropping any of it on the table or floor. We also spoke about where we are from and what colleges we attend. I also made a couple of corny jokes- A for effort though, right? I’ll get better at jokes (just kidding, I won’t, and I’m okay with that because I still make them laugh- but with me or at me is the REAL question!)….

After lunch I worked on a couple of tasks that the Head of Fun had assigned for me through this really neat website called Trello! Seriously, think virtual post-it notes, but cooler! I read my first issue of The Tissue Issue, something I’ll go over as I create my first one for the team! Once work came to an end, I walked with one of the interns to New York Penn Station to head back home. Throughout that entire walk, I smiled. I smiled and realized, this is how I want to feel leaving work- HAPPY!