Today at Office Depot, the interns had a Meet and Greet session with the HR representatives. I was able to meet the corporate recruiters for the Marketing and Merchandising departments for corporate. It finally hit me that in a year’s time, I could be working full-time for this amazing corporation. Each representative listed the positions they had opened and encouraged us to apply for positions. Despite having one year left in school, they were still very interested in my questions about post-grad employment. After the meeting I went up to the Marketing representatives and introduced myself. They were both quick to tell me to connect with them on LinkedIn, which I did immediately after the meeting. I will continue to foster these relationships to hopefully receive that full-time position I’m aspiring to hold.
Today was also the make-up day for “Bring You Child to Work Day!” It was really great to see kids walking around the office. One of my fellow interns was playing with his manager’s son, who invited me to see a picture he had drawn. On the way to his office, employees were taking a break and playing hallway mini golf. It finally made me realize that you need to really enjoy your job; not only the work that you complete on a day-to-day basis, but the environment in which you work as well as the people you work with. There has yet to be a day here where I haven’t shared a laugh or a joke with fellow interns or full-time employees.