Wow, what a day it has been! Having orientation and the tasks of week 1 and 2 all compiled into a day can be overwhelming. Having joined the intern team a little later in the game, I expected to have some catching up to do but was not quite prepared for what awaited me. Needless to say, I felt way in over my head with the amount of guidelines and SOPs I had to read and the tasks (which were completely new to me) I had to complete in 36 hours.
Luckily, BambooSK8 has a myriad of SOPs that seemed to be acutely designed for those of us foreign such tasks. I spent many hours today reading over the copious amounts of literature and trying to navigate my way through the tasks of social media giants like HookIt, Facebook and Twitter. I encountered a few bumps and errors, but learned a tremendous amount in the tedious hours I spent on an assignment—the beauty of the bell learning curve. WOO HOO!
Not only is the social media new territory for me (I enjoy exercising nomadic practices), but so too are the public relations and general marketing sectors. Having a fairly specialized background strictly in science, there is no arguing my skill level in these sectors (or lack thereof) pales in comparison to those of my peers and this environment I have chosen to surrounded myself in.
I came to BambooSK8 as an avid snowboard fan; eager to immerse myself in the world of action sports–specifically board sports. I had no idea what to expect, since I am only an enthusiast and know nothing of the inner workings of the industry; I was merely excited to be given the opportunity to learn about it. Today proved to be quite challenging and at times felt fairly daunting. However, it was comforting to know others have shared or are sharing similar feelings; that I wasn’t an outlier on the graph of intern adaptation trends. With this in mind, I am greatly anticipating the challenges that await me, and only hope to greet them as an opportunity for discovery. I wanted to learn, didn’t I?