NJI loves its interns, and I’m excited to be joining the team as the newest member of the Strategy team. I joined NJI Media because I wanted to join a group of passionate individuals who love what they do. It also doesn’t hurt that they are incredibly talented, and who doesn’t want to learn from the best?
When I’m not interning at NJI Media, I’m a student at The George Washington University (go Colonials!) where I study public policy and organizational science. I’m also a drummer who loves jazz, including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and the fan favorite Miles Davis. As an Arizona native, I also love a good burrito.
Within a couple days, my teammates already had a list of things that I could look forward to during my internship. I gotta admit, after reading this list, who wouldn’t want to work here?
What To Expect When You Work At NJI Media
1. Your Internet addiction is about to get a lot worse. Set limits for yourself, you’ll be happier in the long-run. (“But I have to check Facebook/Twitter/email! It’s for work!”).
2. An endless supply of food. NJI team members never leave the office hungry.
3. You’ll be able to type passwords faster than your birthday.
4. Deals, do it yourself tips, and ways to spice up NJI’s pantry are always available from resident expert on everything, Jen Hoang.
5. Informal team conference room lunches, where everything from Tom Cruise to eggs from 7-11 is discussed.
6. Using memes and emoticons to explain any situation.
7. Chilling with our new baby office dog, Hamilton.
8. Watching every step of a project go from wireframe to webpage and being amazed by it, every time.
9. Reading a lot of detailed articles on the minutia of social media, design and development.
10. A deer in the bathroom, staring at you.
11. Slowly watching your wardrobe morph into an all-plaid buffett.
12. Discovering that your co-workers have some eclectic taste in music. R.Kelly and Disney’s Greatest Hits are both pretty popular. (Fun fact: R. Kelly once favorited a Tweet by one of our team members.)
And most importantly,
13. Going to a “normal” downtown DC office, taking one look at the fluorescent lighting and white walls, remembering most offices look that way, and feeling like that is weird.
This is our “normal”.