This job was a great experience.
Pros: many task, intelligent managers, nice co-workers
A typical day at work consisted of me first arriving at my desk and reviewing e-mails. I would then check in with my supervisor and receive my task for the day and task for the week. We would then go over the current progress of the projects that I was working on at the moment.
I was able to learn a lot from this position. First is balancing projects. With the type of work that I was doing, I would receive 3-4 different task at a time. Project management was key and I was struggling at the beginning, but as I began to progress I was able to learn how to manage them. Secondly was conducting interviews. As an intern, I was able to be present during pilot interviews to take notes and to sometimes give my own input or other questions that I felt would be essential to the information we were looking for. Last but not least I learned how to work efficient and effective. Before working with the FTC I did not have both of these qualities in my work. I was always one or the other. If I were to work fast, then the work would not be the best of quality, and if I was effective with my work, it would take sometime. Here though at the FTC, due to the work I was tasked, I was forced to be efficient and effective, and it has greatly improved those areas of my work.
The Managers that I had at this position were great. They were always helpful when I had questions, and fully briefed me when I was assigned a task.
My co-workers here were also great. The work environment there was terrific. My co-workers were so kind and always had a smile on their faces. With them always smiling and enjoying their – more... day helped me continually enjoy my job even more because of the peacefully and loving atmosphere.
There was no hardest part of this job. I would say though that a task that was difficult to me early was handling moving boxes. I was first under the impression that I would be doing only office work. At the beginning of the internship I found out that I would not only be doing office work but also moving boxes. The first few days this task was difficult because I was not used to this type of work. Soon later I was able to adjust and was mentally and physically trained to complete the task.
The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to work. Knowing that even though I am not an executive, my work will be appreciated by someone in the organization. – less