The summer is ending which means the summer internships are all wrapping up. Last week I shared Sarah Koler
's experience on the community team, this week I'll share Elle's. The great news about this is that Elle won't really be leaving us. Elle finished her time as a Community Team intern but she will be staying on as an Associate Project Manager/Analyst. So even though she is not really leaving us, she wrote us a great summary of her time as an Intern. Here you go!
I headed over to the other side of the Spartz Media office last week - no longer an intern and ready to take my place among the developers. Let me clarify, no one was about to trust me with actually developing software. Thank goodness. Nevertheless my new duties require me to work closer with our 'devs.' And while I was sorry to leave the Community Team, I think things will work out just fine over here. With dinosaur action figures perched atop computers and a pile of nerf guns stacked up in the corner, if the dev side of the office (and the devs themselves) is anything (besides talented) it's fun.
But let's rewind a little. I began working at Spartz as a Community Intern in early June. This was just two weeks after I graduated from the University of Notre Dame where I majored in Marketing and Television Studies. Already missing school, it was comforting to meet so many other ND and St. Mary's grads working at Spartz Media. Further, it was inspiring to be part of a company started by two ND grads, Emerson and Gaby Spartz, who are a mere 3 years older than me. Of course no matter their alma mater, everyone was extremely welcoming and friendly! (more…)