Amy: My First Couple of Weeks

The first two-and-a-half weeks flew by! This being my first time working in an office, the first few days were all about getting a feel for office life.¬†After hearing some horror stories from people about their terrible experiences working in offices, whether it be physically unpleasant working environments or unfriendly colleagues, I’m super excited to say I am not someone with a horror story to tell ūüôā Sitting at the second floor information desk, however, has its pros and cons. Everyone is super friendly and always says good morning with a smile on their faces as they pass by, which is fabulous. I love that I’m not greeted by grumpy people who hate their jobs every morning, because that really sets your day off on the wrong foot. But because this location is a bit of a high traffic area, people are always walking by and saying hello or stopping to chat, which in itself is both a pro and a con. I’ve developed a liking for my little area though, and it helps that I have Dianne to sit with. It’s great to have someone to ask “what’s their name again?” ūüėČ among other things, of course!

During the first week or so I met with my managers Laura and Chanchal to discuss  what I will be working on for the rest of the summer. Coming out of the meetings, the weeks ahead seemed a little daunting. There was a lot of new information, ideas and events ahead. Thankfully they also sent me meeting notes and a detailed list of things to do be done this summer, which helped a lot! It provided a better idea of which tasks were urgent, which tasks were actually quite simple, and which tasks required more planning. With a little time to process my next steps I was ready to go go go!

I won’t get into my projects¬†right now¬†as I will write about them throughout the summer, but I’m excited to get busy! So far everything has been going swimmingly.