So, we’ve been involved in this internship for about a month and a half. The tasks and assignments expected of us are becoming more familiar everyday. Naturally, with familiarity comes efficiency. It’s becoming apparent that we are becoming more efficient at completing our tasks, managing our time and working together as a team. There is that delicate balance that exists between people when they find their natural rhythm in their interactions. I can feel us getting closer to reaching that equilibrium; as we shift our actions and communications from one side to the other. It’s quite exciting!
This week, 4 of the 6 of us made it into the office on Tuesday. It was such a fantastic day full of productivity. Corey, Oliver, Nick and myself were able to work on our commitments individually and collectively, as well as had an AWESOME brainstorming session for campaign ideas. We were bouncing off ideas of each other and really gained a nice momentum. This really got the perpetual hamster wheel turning for me, as never before had I needed to contribute ideas related to marketing. For me, it was like my hamster ditched his wheel and was allowed to explore the foreign territory outside the comfort of his wheel–fully utilizing the majesties associated with plastic-ball travel! In the end, I think we all were very proud of what we were able to contribute and produce. HOORAH!
After a long hard day, we decided to take advantage of the close (and rare) proximity to each other and had a mini group-bonding session at Norte Cantina. Taco Tuesday will never be the same! The session consisted of relieving a lot of stress, some stellar analogies contributed by Nick and laughing a ton while washing it down with some awesome drink and taco specials. We all had a blast and only wish the other two interns, Jacob and Travis, could have joined us.
In addition to the usual activities and group bonding session, we were also faced with a formidable opponent—the midterm practice exam. Yikes! Talk about a daunting and tedious task, especially to those of us who never (and I mean never) had taken any kind of business/accounting/finance class. Many, many hours were devoted to reading over the prep provided to us by Geoff, in addition to creating the excel file itself. Despite the many hours consumed by the task and the many whoopee pies consumed by me,
I honestly enjoyed it. I learned SO much! In a 48-hour period, I learned a TON about finance and accounting. So many different variables go into managing cash flow and income statements for a small business; I can only begin to imagine the magnitude of these on a corporate scale! Whether my sheet is flawless, has yet to be determined, but I feel so very proud of myself. It’s like one of those problems you encounter in Calc 3 or DiffEQ: one problem could honestly take hours and pages to solve, but when you do and you see the bigger picture, it’s truly glorious!
In addition to my excitement of Accounting 101, I am also excited for our event tomorrow in Carlsbad Village. It’s the “A Day for Dad” event, and Oliver and myself are going to attend. Go Team PR! I’m excited to lead this event as a team, to educate the public about BambooSK8, sell some decks, see some great art, listen to some live music and meet a lot of people. We will definitely be posting our experience on the social networks via verbal and pictorial posts (I personally am partial to Instagram). What dad wouldn’t want a new deck?