Intern Experience at SocialMadeSimple with Connor Hickey
“They want you to love what you do because they understand that when you like going into work every day, that you’re gonna do great work!”
Ryan: One thing that everyone understands at Social (SocialMadeSimple) is just that when it comes down to it, they want you to love what you do because they understand that when you like going into work every day, that you’re gonna do great work; and you’re going to work hard. I would say that’s through-and-through for everybody on our team.
Connor: I really got to kind of branch out into the work that not only was different than just the monotonous stuff but work that I also wanted to do; which was super cool. And that’s something that I was told like the first week that I joined the company as well was: “You tell us- how are you going to add the most value to the company? Because that’s not only how you’re gonna bring up-” sorry- “How are you going to get the most value out of your experience here? Because not only is that going to be most beneficial in the long run and my business experience, but it’s also what’s going to help the company the most”, is what David, our CEO, told me.
I think he’s absolutely right by that, you know. By kind of giving me the freedom to do stuff that I found interesting and helpful, really motivated me to work hard on the stuff that I was doing, and to add actual value. I thought that was super cool and really important for my experience this summer.