Ever wondered what it was like to work for a tech company? Here’s a perspective from an entry-level/intern position at ten24 Digital Solutions!
Hi I’m Sam, a rising senior in uni! Throughout the past ~2 months I’ve been working at a company downtown and brought my camera to work one day to vlog what it’s like.
I truly appreciate how welcoming everyone at ten24 was, it makes it hard for me to believe I’ve only been a part of the team for two months so far! I didn’t even know this was possible but my love for technology grew even more through learning to use different software tools that I wouldn’t have known existed until now.
This is the 1st video of my internship series, feel free to stay tuned for more including ‘what’s in my bag’ and internship advice.
Shout out to Nina for helping me film that ending and eventually climbing into the backseat for a better shot haha!
Side note; working here has it’s perks like being in super-walking distance to city events and local coffee shops, lunch spots, and more!
Until next time, I’ll
What is Enactus you say? Maybe I’ve never posted something to briefly explain it but I’ll do so now! But first, feel free to check out my vlog I just uploaded of the National Exposition in late May:
Honestly, Enactus is such a broad program (a global one) and it stands for ENtrepreneurial ACTion US. At my university, we have several projects which cover more than six of the United Nation’s 17 Global Goals.
Our projects range from teaching financial literacy to men recovering from opioid addiction to implementing pro-inclusion “Buddy Benches” at 33 of our city’s public elementary schools.
This year, my role as Director of Technology on the E-Board consisted of attending our project events and capturing photos and filming videos then editing them all together to help create our 17-minute visual presentation that goes along with the speech.
The United States’ Enactus Competition process starts with teams competing in their (or other) regions depending on which location they choose and then if they move on from the top tier of their league(s), they compete again at the national level in Kansas City, MO. The panel of judges consists of Fortune 500 company executives or their representatives and the criteria includes project sustainability, how well resources were used, presentation, and a question-and-answer round.
We’re so much more than this little explanation but there is not enough time in the world to cover what Enactus is so if you have any questions, please feel free to ask me anything!
I’m so grateful to have experienced the Enactus National Exposition with my team once again this year and I’m hoping to continue doing so over time!
Your girl is here to help you destress on top of this hectic semester she’s been going through. I’ve always wanted to start making calmer and more productive videos so here’s my first take on it.
- Put your contact info in ASAP, if you ever lose your planner aka your life, wouldn’t you want someone to let you know they’ve found it?
- Create designated “planning” time, like Sunday mornings to relax and prepare for the upcoming week.
- Get a master list of all the events/exams/projects/etc that you have to take on. Or you can just gather all of your syllabuses together.
- INVEST IN STICKERS. Or at least colored pens and markers. I swear they’ll make becoming productive more enjoyable. And I mean, the more you spend money on something, the more you’ll feel the need to get use out of it, right?
Past planner-related video:
After going out for so many Saturdays in a row, it feels weird to come home from a Saturday afternoon of working and shopping to a night in lounging in comfy clothes for once. There’s probably a special german word for this feeling, I just don’t know how to google it.
I was asked to attend an event recently and I was given flashbacks to how I always reacted when I found out there was an event for me to attend. I mean, I want to go, but at the same time I don’t know if I really do, you know? The chart I just discovered (above, from @introvertdoodles) will help me figure out whether I should go to things now! I’m always saying “yes!” to things excitedly and then it takes up my entire calendar and now I am going to try and focus spending my energy more carefully.
An article titled “Both Introverts and Extraverts Get Exhausted from Too Much Socializing” caught my eye, and the author, Scott Kaufman mentions a research that concluded how “in general, when under stress, tired, or living in crowded circumstances, people often choose to be alone if they can.”
Every time I take a personality test or compared the sides, my results are definitely more extroverted than introverted because my energy comes from going out and about but I think I may have come to the point of getting burned out because of overloading this. It felt like so much was happening all at once like sensory overload combined with an inconsistent sleeping and eating schedule, I had almost no time for myself. I can’t wait to see what this year brings after being able to reflect on 2017 and trying to make changes.
I’ve been planning on filming this video for such a long time and finally got around to it! Based on two years of being a college student; here is what I’ve learned and my advice to you:
These are the timestamps for what I mentioned and extra details:
0:22 Unassigned Assigned Seats
0:38 Save on Textbooks!!!
3:08 Getting Classes You WANT
4:42 Asking For Deadline Extensions
5:50 Class Attendance
6:25 Staying Organized
Textbook websites to check out:
Hope you learned something new today & here are THIINGS I FORGOT TO MENTION:
– Ratemyprofessor: Use this site to get a general idea of how your professor is, do not pay attention to love/hate, instead focus on constructive criticism or how the professor’s teaching style is.
– For textbooks: If the class is an integral part of your major, you might want to buy it instead of renting it so you can refer back to it when you need to. If it’s just a class you need for credits or something not directly related to your major, feel free to save more money by renting.
I just ordered a Kala Ukulele so I could get started on learning how to play the ukulele and it’s better than what I was expecting *_*
This is the unboxing and tuning video I made:
So far, I’ve had no issues with this ukulele and have learned to play a few chords that go together for the song Riptide by Vance Joy.
*Tap Tap Tap Tap Tap Tap…* It was the sound I heard from 6PM to 2AM yesterday night and the night before while typing out all of my essays that were due today.
To anyone who does not want to procrastinate; here are some things I did that helped me stay in focus and get sh*t done:
- Map out everything your need to do for each class so nothing is forgotten and you can physically see what assignments are left.
- Thomas Frank’s “Study With Me” video; he uses the 25/5 pomodoro studying technique and there’s a timer at the bottom of the screen.
- Give your phone to someone who can hold onto it until you are done working on assignments. If you’re worried about missing anything important, have them periodically check your notifications for you.
- Go old school and make flashcards to study and memorize important terms and concepts. If you don’t like handwriting things or prefer portability, make them using Quizlet and then review them on your phone between classes.
When I said all of my essays; I meant seven of them. Five were reflection papers based on what we went over in class and two of them were longer works; a midterm and a final paper. Why did I have to write so many essays in a short period of time? Because I hate myself. Just kidding, I love myself so much that I let myself avoid responsibilities for a while. After this, I swear I’m not going to procrastinate again…so I tell myself.
Good luck on your studies! x