My name is Andrew and I’m a part of Intern Class 15 here at Bamboo Skateboards. I’m super pumped to be a part of this program. I only started working here last week and I can already tell this isn’t your run-of-the-mill internship. Rather than running errands, or doing the same menial tasks over and over, they had us hit the ground running. It’s refreshing (and to be honest, a little scary) to be given so much responsibility right from the get-go. The program feels a lot more like a graduate-level class than an internship, which is pretty cool. I’m hoping I can learn as much as possible about marketing and the action sports industry over these next few months.
When I’m not working on this internship, I work as a sailing instructor in the Bay Area. While it’s a pretty sweet gig, I’m not looking to make a career out of it. I’ve already reached the ceiling of what’s possible in that realm and I’m looking to obtain a job which I find more rewarding. I’ve always had a passion for action sports and that’s what drew me to Bamboo Skateboards in the first place. Hopefully, I can turn the skills and knowledge I learn here into a full time job within the action sports industry.
In my free time you can usually find me outdoors. I love skiing and snowboarding, surfing, and I even try to skate a little from time to time. Other activities I enjoy are camping, hiking, cooking, playing music and exploring San Francisco. Anyway, that’s enough about me as I have plenty to do getting ready for our team’s first Skype call and finishing all of this week assignments.
I’ll update you each week on what’s going on during my internship and hopefully I can share some triumphs, struggles and lessons I learn along the way.
Catch you next week!