Opportunity of a Lifetime
No, it may not be a free trip to Europe or the MegaMillions jackpot, but I consider my internship with Collective Bias the opportunity of a lifetime. I will be graduating college this May and was afraid that I would not be able to gain experience to eventually find a full-time career. I was given the opportunity to be a Communications Intern at CB starting in February and it has been amazing.
I currently live in Russellville, Ark., finishing my undergrad at Arkansas Tech University and CB let me work remotely. I have my set tasks that I work on weekly and then every once in a while I will be asked to do small things that barely take any time at all. They also work very well with my class schedule and let me take time to work on all the senior projects I have to complete.
A few weeks ago I was on spring break and decided it would be better to work in the office than go on a trip to Panama City Beach. I made a great decision and had a great week getting to know everyone. When I came into the office that Monday everyone was very welcoming but it was jam packed with meetings. I only worked three hours everyday so I didn’t get the full aspect of the work CB does but as the week went on I was able to experience more.
Tuesday was a fun day; most of the team and myself went bowling for lunch at Fast Lanes Entertainment. I had a blast and it was a great way to ease into meeting everyone. Wednesday, I was able to go to Elmer’s and sit in on a meeting about the work that CB does for them. It was an interesting meeting but since I had no previous knowledge of the topic, it was hard for me to follow. My older brother works at Elmer’s, so I got to meet his coworkers. Thursday was probably the best day though; I went with Joan and Jon on a sales call. The presentation to the prospect really brought everything together for me. I know the CB story but to see someone explain it with a visual, put it all in perspective and really just ignited the fire to do great work for Collective Bias.
As my week wrapped up, I didn’t want to leave, so I stayed longer on Friday. I went to lunch with everyone for Kathleen’s birthday. It was great getting to sit down and just talk with everyone and getting to really know them. I learned more working in the CB office over Spring Break than I have been working remotely. The passion that everyone has for their work just rubs off on you the minute you step through the door. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for my future at CB!