Where to begin? It's been a pretty busy week for me. Besides my daily assignments, I have taken on a couple of side projects that I'm pretty excited about.
We are working on an intern project that we will present at the end of the summer. There are 2 teams of interns so it's safe to say there is a little healthy competition brewing. It encourages you to want to prove yourself to not only the managers, but also your teammates. You want to be a valuable player on your team so you're not the one person who lets everyone down.
Another side project I'm working on is a video competition among employees. It doesn't hurt that there is a small monetary prize for the winning team. I'm a broke college student-don't judge. It gives us something fun to do in our spare time, while promoting the core values of Snagajob-collaboration, accountability, and passion. Also, everybody gets to work on their video recording and editing skills. The only catch is that all the recording has to be done on a cell phone! Talk about a challenge.
I've told you once and I'll tell you again, the atmosphere here is awesome. The environment just spurs creativity. It is full of brainstorming sessions and people meshing their ideas together. Just the other day, I went around the office asking people for ideas on a quiz I'm creating. (It will be fun, I promise.) We have all, whether you want to admit it or not, taken one of those random quizzes about what Harry Potter or Disney character we would be in real life. Snagajob even has a quiz about what summer job you should be doing.
Side projects are a nice break from your daily work, but your assigned tasks still have to get done too. A few days ago I got the opportunity to write a script for Snagajob's new video apply feature. At first I was a little nervous about the assignment because I had never written a script before. And staring at that blank computer screen can be a little discouraging if you aren't sure where to start. My method is just writing down everything that comes to mind and hopefully finding a little gem somewhere in the chaos. Eventually, I got the ball rolling and turned it into my manager. She was pleased and I must say I was quite proud of myself. It turns out that being an intern gives you the chance to add new skills to your resume, you just have to make the effort to put yourself out there and embrace every new challenge that comes your way.
Talk to ya next week!