Introducing Carolyn: the Intern
I was asked to write a blog post to introduce myself two months ago when I started my internship. There is just too much awesomeness at Hot Tomali that I just happened to forget about it, plus they put me to work asap. It’s not too often that you work in an open space with lots of light, wonderful view of the mountains, accompanied by two dogs, and a bunch of goofs for co-workers (goofs in a good way, I might add).
So, instead of thinking of questions by myself that might sound lame, I thought it would be fun to get some of the Hot Tomali staff to ask me questions, so here we go:
Dave: What excites you about marketing?
C: The whole process of marketing. From meeting the client, hearing their goal, generating ideas/strategies to exceed the client’s goal.
Nicole: What’s your super hero power? And why did the chicken cross the road?
C: Mind or time control. I still don’t know why the chicken crossed the road. Shame on me. – AH! I Googled it: it’s to get to the other side.
Kyle: Are you a dog person or a cat person? When you looked in the mirror first thing this morning, what was the first thing you thought? Who would you really like to punch in the face?
C: Dog person. I used to have a black lab cross. I thought to myself, “I can’t see.” (I have poor eyes). I would really want to punch either Taylor Swift or Mayweather.
Alex: Do you like manga?
C: I am a major nerd. I love manga and anime.
Jeffery: What’s your darkest secret? (Nah, he was just kidding.) Who’s your favourite band/dj? What you do in your spare time? What is your favourite game, if you play any?
C: I dance/work out during my spare time. Favourite games to play: Street Fighter, Guilty Gear, Dead or Alive, Halo (no, I’m not violent at all). Here, let’s add Project Gotham/Mario Party so I don’t seem as violent. Love J Dilla.
Jan: Do you like beer?
C: I want to say I like beer to sound cool but I do love the occasional cold beer on a hot hot hot hot day!
Dav: I know you’re a petrol head and a hip hop mixtape fan, so if the possibilities were endless what would you do for a super car mash up? A Lamberarri? A Bugotus? A Pormer?
C: I’ve always wanted a lambo, love the lotus, and I am a fan of the VW R32 but it’s not too super unless you mod it like crazy. I really like the Ferrari Enzo… so… mm… enzo… labo… lotus… 32… Enzolambotus32… BOOM!
So that’s me in a nutshell.
Some tips and tricks for future Hot Tomali interns:
Be a go-getter. Don’t be afraid to tackle any projects that are thrown at you. Ask questions. Mistakes happen, but don’t be afraid of it; take it and learn from it. That’s the only way you’ll grow. You may or may not break a website, but when you do… expect the angry Scottish guy in the office chasing after you… (just kidding?).
I find internships to be all about discovery. Throughout your internship, take the time to get to know your co-workers, reflect on the tasks you have done, what you like, what you don’t like, and you will be one step closer to your future career goals.