Phewww Made It Through Week One

Wooohooo it’s Friday!!! And how am I celebrating? By staying up super late, just because I can. Well, I did spent the evening at this foodie event in SF called Off The Grid (more on that later), but now that I’m back home I weirdly don’t feel like going to bed even though I was exhausted when I walked in the door.  It’s like I feel this weird freedom knowing that I don’t have to wake up at 5am tomorrow and am taking full advantage of it by doing all those little things that I haven’t had time to do during the week. And by that I mean, catching up on all my favorite blogs, skimming through a few magazines that have collected over the week, and just wasting time on the internet.  

My first week working as an intern at Allison and Partners was definitely a roller coaster. I can’t even describe to you how much new info I shoved into my brain over the past 5 days. Each day I arrived home feeling essentially brain dead from my day of intensive training. I also found I was extremely antsy by the time I got home. Having spent 85% of my time outside during the preceding 3 weeks, being inside for almost an entire day was a huge shock to my system. Not to mention that whole sitting at a desk thing. That was new. The first day I got home and had to go for a really long run just so that I could sit down and relax without bouncing in my seat. Despite the transitional difficulties however, the whole thing has been really exciting; scary but exciting.  I really love all the client teams I’m working with and the clients themselves are really interesting. I’ve been assigned to 4 client teams: TuneIn, Inkling, Coravin and CloudOn. (I would highly recommend looking up each of these companies because they are super cool. I’m just feeling wayyy too lazy right now to go into great detail about each of them) One of the coolest things about working at a firm is that I have the opportunity to become familiar with a wide range of different companies and the products/services they sell. And when I say “familiar” that’s a bit of an understatement. I really get to learn the ins and outs of what these companies are about, the products they sell, their dreams for the future, and what they stand for. Another cool thing about my job is that I’m in charge of doing media scans. That means I get to spend a large chunk of my day skimming news articles, aka what I do in all my free time anyway! It’s a pretty sweet deal. I wish I could provide you with a move detailed description of my responsibilities, but I’m still trying to figure them all out. I think this summer will continue to be pretty intensive, but I think I’ll learn a lot! I can’t wait to see what’s ahead and what these next few months are going to turn out to be.