This weekend we decided to go to the city to see the most expected event of the year that is the Super bowl, this event if one on the most important event in the world, this game was performed by the Seattle Seahawks vs the Denver Broncos in which obviously the Seahawks won the game with a final score of 43-8.
New York City
Experiencing the super bowl in NYC was a whole new adventure. Being able to walk trough the streets during the big day was definitely something worth sharing. The city was full with enthusiasm and people ready to cheer for their team. Even if you weren’t a football aficionado, like I am, it was fun to be out and about feeling the spirit.
We were at times square during the super bowl and we were definitely excited to see all the happening and the special super bowl booth where they had a robot simulating to be a foot ball player. The ultimate American experience for sure!
Visiting the Museum of Modern Art for the first time was one of the most impressive and exciting experience of my first week end in New York City. It was snowing outside and this made my visit even more magical.
If you love art, don’t miss it! it’s a great chance to be in front of legendary pieces that you have only seen in books.
The collection is fabulous…to me it’s a real must see if you stop into the city!
When experiences start overcoming your expectations, that’s when you know you are having a great time.
Coming to New Paltz has been an amazing adventure, the place, the weather, school, classes, the food. But above all it all, what has made my experience so amazing is the people.
Even though I’ve been here for a few days, I’ve had the opportunity to meet very interesting people from all over the world. I thank all of those who have made my day better just by sharing this experience with me.
On our first weekend in New Paltz we decided to go to the city! when we arrived everything was different, people walking in all directions, lights, music, lots of shops, museums! we didn´t knew where to start!
We definitely know now why they say New York has its charm, with a great diversity of cultures, people and interests.
For now we will enjoy the tranquility of living in New Paltz, seizing the opportunity to take classes that will help us in our career and especially in our next internship. But above all the friendliness of the people here!
Our second week here in New York is ended!
I’m starting to get used to the working life (even if is not easy at all!!) and everything is completely different from New Paltz here: the subway, the crowd, the office, the projects, the responsibility that you have to take,…
We have to grow up in a short time!
Personally, I love the life in the City: my supervisor is amazing (I just need to improve more my English, in order to understand everything), she is so patience with me and lets me learn a lot about our HR thanks to all the project that she gives me.
I have to be honest: I was extremely scared two weeks ago, because this is my first job experience and I wasn’t really confident with my spoken English. But all my fear disappeared the first day, when I saw how Julie and all the other people in my department approached me: they are extremely kind and they do as much as they can in order to teach me everything about their sector!
Thanks to their behavior, every morning I wake up and I’m happy to go to work!
I’m doing my best and I hope to improve my knowledge and work ability during the next weeks!
And what about your experience? In these weeks we haven’t met a lot as in New Paltz: are you satisfied of your work?
Starting my forth week as an intern at Beast of the East Productions (BOTEP) I can only say that it has been AMAZING. I now am in charge of one of the social media pages, I did the credits for one music video, helped organizing footage for a documentary and I have been doing a lot of research and readings. I now know from memory the Top 10 talent agencies that represent actors, directors, producers, and whoever is related on this business, and I’m really proud of myself for that ;). Also, I have been learning to use another editing program, Adobe Premiere; I already know one, but as part of my internship everyone at BOTEP want for me to know other editing programs.
I really like that each week has something different; last week I went to the “Green Carpet” event for Mythic Bridge, a non-profit organization committed to providing filmmaking education to the underserved. This was a screening of short films that young and future filmmakers did on the September workshop; and two weeks ago I helped on the shooting of a short film, it was AWESOME :D.
So now, I can only say that I’m LOVING this experience and I’m extremely happy to know that the people at BOTEP, Ramfis, Adam and Somer, really want for me to learn. Even though every day is a little crazy, and with a lot of work (even when I’m only reading), I know that when I finish my internship, my knowledge about producing and editing will be so much more than I had when I got here.
The first week was really exciting: I met new people, the new work environment, communication in a foreign langauge, but it was great! Everyone at Gluttony is so nice and there is a great working atmosphere, very comfortable and a flat hierarchy. I can ask questions whenever I want. We share offices and we always have fun. My first tasks were really easy to handle so I got more self-confident for the second week.
My way to Gluttony is also very easy and short, it takes around 30 minutes in total. It is very comfortable also because of my working hours (10am to 6:30pm). It´s perfect, in the evening I have time to experience NYC. On Friday, I can leave earlier if I want to, so that I can experience NYC more. This Friday I visited the MoMA,. It was amazing. On Friday there is also always a highlight at Gluttony: we order lunch and eat together on a big table. Very cozy and last Friday we had a lot of fun.
So the second week starts in some hours therefore I have to sleep now…
Here’s a brief Q&A about the first week of work in NYC!
How did your first few day go? The first days were crazy fast, during the weekend we did so many things that I didn’t even realized that Monday arrived.
Was it a challenge to be on-time? It’s not a problem to be on time as I take the 1 train to Columbus Circle and I walk few block to Madison Avenue. I start working at 9 so I can easily take the metro before 8:30am. Sometimes I still have time for breakfast before walking in the office. I’m late just if I have troubles with my tie!
Are you comfortable interacting with your colleague and supervisor? After five days at work I can say that I am comfortable with most of my colleagues, also my supervisor is very nice even if she’s busy all the time. So I actually still don’t know when to ask her things.
How is the work? The tasks are indeed starting easy but my effort was 100% in them so they are already really pleased of what I did. They are impressed that I already did so many things in few days of work and I had to do so many different things: flow charts, creating new reports, contacting investors, service providers…
Are you taking good notes? I usually take notes of what my boss says in order to do right everything. It can be difficult to understand where to find things if you don’t know where to look. So ask her from time to time if I really don’t know what to do, otherwise I try to work on my own.
I also take note of the things that I don’t know like organizations or specific financial documents, so that I can look at them when I have spare time. You can easily find Wikipedia up in one of my monitors.
What may you need to do differently to get the result you are hoping for? On Thursday I moved from the desk they originally gave me into the same room where the CFO, my supervisor, and the controller are. I really enjoyed that day because I could experience working with them, even if I did less than the other days as I was less concentrated. I am in fact usually in an open space next to that room but on my own, so I’ll probably ask them if could join their room in order to get involved in more things.
What is one new strategy you may adopt for next week?Next week I hope to receive a project that could take me more than one to be completed so that I have to organize the time and operations among 2-3 days.
And here’s where I work! 26th floor, 590 Madison Avenue!
Before it was time to move in to our new residence in NYC we made a detour to IKEA! Since I’m Swedish that visit gave me a small, but needed, dose of swedishness.
After a delicious lunch we shopped som of the things we were gonna need for our rooms. Racks for clothes, hangers, boxes for storage and other necessary stuff.
The best part? Of course the meatballs!