Two months up already! Everything has gone by so fast. I’ve met more new people and drank more cups of coffee in the last 8 weeks than I have in the past 22 years.
My name is James and I’m a Business student at DCU. But more importantly, for the next year I’m a Marketing Intern here at Data Edge.
Interning at Data Edge has provided me with a great opportunity. An opportunity I know other interns across the country would kill for! I’m working for a company recognised as setting the industry standard for what they do. It’s a great honour to be a part of that. But it’s also a great challenge. A challenge I’m jumping at!
Upon arriving for my first day I was to be greeted warmly by the Data Edge team. Brian, Paul, Carol, Paul, Eilieen and Paul (yes we do have 3 Pauls working here and yes it does get confusing). From day one I was never treated as what you would consider a “typical intern”. I was never asked to make the tea or do the filing as you might expect. Instead I was immediately brought on as part of the team and treated as an equal. I was given my own desk which I was told “to make my own” and even a shiny new laptop on which I’m currently writing this blog on. From day one I’ve had high hopes for my time here and I haven’t been let down.
My typical day starts with a cup of coffee and a scan through the latest news and articles on technology related websites such as Tech Central and Silicon Republic. I update our followers on Twitter and LinkedIn with the goings on at Data Edge. Then I begin work on one of projects we have in the pipelines for Data Edge (watch this space!).
I have big plans for my time here at Data Edge. I look forward to growing and developing with the business.
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Looking forward to working with you in the future,