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We Bleed Green | Third Edition: A day in the life blog from the TWT Interns

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Month 2 | Our Clients are THE best!

A day in the life blog from the TWT Interns -

by Stephen Reynolds + Jorge Abarca + David Contreras

Stephen Reynolds

Stephen

1st YEAR : IT | COMPUTER SYSTEMS @ SAIT,

SELF PROCLAIMED QUICK WITTED

“Everyone usually assumes that IT nerds are shy, quiet and introverted. At TWT, you can’t get us to stop talking! I’m thriving in the energized environment at TWT and it makes me feel comfortable to ask questions, reach out for support, and learn from all of my coworkers.

One of my favorite parts about working for TWT is the opportunity to visit our clients at their offices and see how our work makes a difference in their business. Many of our clients’ offices have their own flair, and everyone has been extremely accommodating. It can be intimidating to walk into an office when you don't know anyone, and then ask to invade their workspace to work on their computer or install software, but everyone has been very understanding and great to work with.”


Jorge Abarca

Jorge

4th YEAR : COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS @ MRU

LOOKING FOR A GOOD SHRIMP TACO

"I am finally starting to see why there was so much buzz and excitement surrounding the TWT Stampede party! I have been listening to the stories and experiences from the past years, and although my expectations were quite high, it was a crazy good time. We had great food (BURGS!), some great drinks and even better company. It is great to work for a company that is striving to be more than just a name or a business. I am grateful that TWT team puts a face to our names and cares about their employees.

Working for TWT is also giving me the opportunity to interact with our clients. From on-site visits to our Stampede party, we continue to develop our relationships with our clients and push the limits a traditional tech company. 

We are about halfway through our work term and I am really looking forward to the next few weeks. It has been a crazy ride so far, with no signs of stopping.

Oh – and if you’ve been following along and have been wondering, I finally beat David Collins in our ratings score!"


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David 

4th YEAR : COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS @ MRU

"DUUUDE, I WANT SOME SKITTLES"

"Yahoooooooo! We are currently living in the heart of Stampede week and what a roar it has been so far. On the first Friday, TWT hosted its annual Stampede Party at the Deane House. The event was filled with laughter, conversation, and many (many, many…) drinks. This event has typically been a way for TWT to give back to our clients and friends, but it has also been a way for our friends to show support and raise funds for a cause that’s very special to Shawn, our CEO, and the TWT team. Throughout the night, our friends, colleagues and clients made donations towards the Boys and Girls Club of Calgary, and through their support, the event raised over $25,000 this year! It’s so incredible and meaningful to know that you work for an organization that isn’t just for themselves but is also making efforts to support our communities.

Life at TWT continues to be an incredible learning experience. I’ve had the opportunity to step away from the Support Desk team and take a more outside-in approach to my day-to-day workings. I am now doing much of the Technical Documentation for the company and this has given me the chance to learn a lot about our current clients and the impact that their businesses have on the Calgary area. Along with writing documentation, I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with senior members at TWT and discuss our current operating procedures. It is pretty awesome to know that the company you work for appreciates the ideas coming from others... let alone the ideas of an intern.

It’s quite a busy time here … lots of computers y’know need fixing. I know I speak for myself, and I'm sure the other interns, in that we are given meaningful work while at TWT. It’s an awesome feeling knowing that even something as simple as helping someone with a computer problem can make a world of difference in their workflow. Anywho, I should probably get back to work now … I did mention that it’s busy right now! - Ciao"

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