Hi! for those of you who do not know me, my name is Alex and I am a new intern at Bamboo Skateboards. I found out about this internship through the Malakye website. I chose to apply to this internship because of the hands on experience that I thought that would be received. I also chose to apply to this internship because it is a eco- friendly company. At the time I applied for the internship, I had just gotten back from espana and was looking for an internship that was near San Diego that I could do while I was finishing up my last two undergraduate classes! (what what!!!) So I applied and interviewed and bada-bing bada-boom I was hired! Anyway so we just finished our first week of the internship and I am not going to lie I am FREAKED out especially since one intern already dropped out.. yikes! and I am the ONLY girl in the program!! Besides Amy, but she’s not local, so I am pretty much the only girl working with the boys…intimidating much? But the guys in the internship are super cool! After this first week I feel like I am starting to understand what is expected of me for the internship which is good! Here are some major things that I have learned so far are…. 1) this internship is designed to kick your butt 2) the intern cave is pretty much a cave 3) G-e-o-f-f is a another way of spelling Jeff…. thought it was pronounced GEEE-OFF not Jeff …spent a good 5 minutes arguing with my dad about that one haha 4) the bamboo furniture that is used to make the Bamboo Skate tent (used at events) look pretty is really for looking and not using. (Thane learned that the hard way haha) and last but not least… the interns have to wear a PANDA COSTUME… say what!?
Anyway, moving on, our first event was this last Saturday at the Revolt Summer Series Surf Contest and it was pretty fun but was definitly a learning experince. It was run by just interns, so clearly the theory of learning to walk before you run is not present at BambooSk8, and I am must say I am super proud of us for figuring out how to run our booth with out any real direction and only bothering Geoff a few times.. ( sorry Geoff) Thane, Johnathan and I, represented Bamboo Sk8 pretty well! We made our first Sale ( yea go US!) and we unfortuantly had to give away six of our awesome decks to the contest for trophies otherwise I am pretty confident that we would have sold a lot more! It was pretty funny trying to figure out everything but we pulled through! Overall it was a pretty awesome day, but things to take away from it are…. to read the event document before the attending/ packing up for an event, bring swag to sell (we had none down there), and find out a super cool marketing idea to draw kids an people to our tent! Overall it was a pretty awesome day!
Anyway thats all I have to say so far! Talk to you soon.