Fast-paced, fun, and Challenging
TED Conference Intern (Former Employee) – La Quinta, CA – March 13, 2013
A typical day consisted of wearing many hats. Not real hats, of course, but rather of being responsible for a number of varying tasks. I learned to work as a go-between for members of the staff and their independent partners, to build and maintain social spaces, to organize groups of workers and assign tasks.
My supervisor was, a clear communicator, a tension diffuser, and an extremely hard worker. I found myself trying to match her level of work ethic, and I struggled to do so.
The hardest part of the job was the hours. Because the conference only lasts one week, all of the work required of me occurred in a 10 day period. Each day was very long, but the staff, the creative environment, and the support of my co-workers made every day enjoyable.
working with driven, capable people from canada
i commuted from riverside to la quinta, so the drive was not ideal.