Like many of my peers, I came into the Portland Senior Experience wide-eyed, ready to jump in headfirst and give it my all. Prior to this, I’ve worked and interned in many team environments before, but it all pales in comparison to the boutique public relations firm I’m currently interning for.
I couldn’t be luckier, or happier, to be interning where I am and I’ve learned so much within these first three and a half weeks. There are several attributes that have resonated with me thus far, but a common thread that I’ve noticed is how important our weekly team meetings are.
Tuesday team meetings bring all five of us together in order to get everyone on the same page, allow us to brainstorm and bounce ideas around and support each other with our individual projects. These meetings also give us a chance to collectively put our projects into perspective and see how they fit into the bigger picture in relation to each client.
Earlier this month, we returned from the weekend to find an April to-do list mounted on the office wall.This list was quite large and has since been dubbed as the ‘Great Wall of Projects’ listed by client and assigned accordingly to members of our team. As a team, we have collaboratively worked together on completing several of these projects, and there’s nothing more exciting than crossing off a task. With hard work, determination and support from one another, there are only a handful of projects remaining; but without our weekly team meetings, we wouldn’t have known how to support each other.
Needless to say, the concept of a team has become much more important and has taken on a new meaning within my professional perspective.
Marcellina ‘Marcie’ Giovannoni