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We Bleed Green | Fifth + Final Edition: A day in the life blog from the TWT Interns

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Month 3 | 

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

Working for TWT was truly an incredible and wild experience. I already lucked out getting an internship considering only about 8 out of 70 students in my class were able to find an internship but the fact I ended up somewhere as fabulous as TWT, is something else.

I came into TWT thinking “Oh, cool place with nice people” but I’m leaving knowing that it’s more like  a family (the kind that yell over each other during thanksgiving). The people here genuinely care about the work they do and the people they work with each day. I never thought I would have so much fun coming into work each day, especially as an intern, it’s easy to blow off intern’s because they are temporary but that wasn’t the case from day one I felt accepted as part of the team and a useful member, not just the coffee guy.

I will miss this place and everyone I had the pleasure of working with. I don’t think I will find anywhere else like it, truly one of a kind."


Jorge Abarca

Jorge

4th YEAR : COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS @ MRU

LOOKING FOR A GOOD SHRIMP TACO

"This summer passed by in the blink of an eye. It was definitely lost on me between all the marvel discussions and the rush of support request . tickets. It wasn’t until our two new employees, Phil and Kevin, started working with us that it dawned on me all that I have learned this summer. Stephen and I taught them everything we learned and it was honestly quite a bit. From the challenging support requests, to the easy ones, it was a different kind of experience going from student to teacher!

I’ll miss everyone in the office but not nearly as much as I’ll miss Penny! The highlight of my day was when she would come under my desk to get pets while I’d be on the phone with a client (so if you were ever on the phone with me know that Penny was there too). The workplace at TWT has spoiled me and I’ll be seeking it again in the future. 

It was an amazing summer filled with learning, fun and office doggos! I’m sad to be leaving TWT for now but I hope to have made my mark in the company and come back to TWT in the future as a full time employee. I hope someone continues to play K-Pop on the office TVs once we leave.

P.S. I still have yet to find a good shrimp taco."

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David 

4th YEAR : COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS @ MRU

"DUUUDE, I WANT SOME SKITTLES"

"It’s the last week here at TWT before school and while I’m excited to get back to the books I must say that it’s a very bittersweet moment. This second summer term at TWT has been nothing short of an amazing learning experience. The added responsibilities that were given to me were challenging at times, but it’s provided such incredible growth not just in terms of my career path but also as an individual. I think I’ve mentioned it before but TWT certainly isn’t a place where you just ‘show up’ to work. You’re challenged here but never just left on your own – the support system here is amazing and the team here wants to see everyone succeed in their current & future roles. All of this mixed with the tasty Thursday lunches and ‘all you can drink’ beer makes for an awesome time! It’s kind of hilarious but when I talk about my job to people – they all think I’m making this place up. If you’re reading this and you’re in school, out of school, looking to make the transition to get into tech and consider TWT – be careful when you drink the Kool-Aid. It’ll taint any other future workplace ...Thank you team for the amazing experience!"

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