I started my internship on Tuesday February 19th at Grip Limited. If you asked me if I was nervous my response would have been to throw up on the spot, I did in fact throw up that morning. And I don't think my heart has ever pumped that much blood through my body. I was shaking and borderline having a panic attack. That's just the marvellous wonders of being me, being nervous is just part of my nature. Don't get me wrong, I was definitely more excited than anything. Even though I felt confident, my mind was set on thinking : "Something is going to go horribly, horribly wrong." Instead, I just chugged the rest of my coffee and walked through the doors of Grip Limited into this orange wonderland.
Inside I was greeted by HR, a quick tour of the office showed me where I would be spending most of my time: My desk, and the spot next to the coffee maker. While still walking around, there wasn't very many people in the office (9:30 on the day after a holiday). But the people that were there had their faces glued to their computer screen, which made sense. So although I didn't get to meet very many people. My computer was set up and I was ready to rock well before Lunch time, where I was told I'll be working with multiple people on different clients. I was told to check Grip's 411 and directory to get a better feel on the place.
However, after lunch is when things started to pick up. I had a meeting with HR to sign my emergency contact form. While in that meeting I was asked if I could make some welcome banners for the School's coming into Grip on Thursday (today). I jumped on the opportunity to do something! As I head back for my desk I hear my name being called into a meeting by the Creative Director. He was listening to the account team brief him on the next steps that were needed to be taken. About 45 minutes later, I also have a brainstorming project to work on due Thursday as well. The posters lasted me until the end of the day and brainstorming was for Wednesday.
It was a roller coaster of a first day. You think that you have nothing to do and within the course of 10 minutes, I have two new projects on the go. As far as first days go it was incredible, I have to keep working hard and showing my worth here. Maybe one day I'll be working and living in Toronto, cutting that abysmal commuting time. Oh well, I guess that's just a part of #InternLife