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Diaries of a grad – Part 4

April 24, 2017

Diaries of a grad – Part 4

Hello (for the very last time)!

I have officially completed my whole rotation – a.k.a. I’m a real adult now! I have a permanent desk, I have my own fake plant, I stocked up on tea, and I signed up for insurance!

In light of my new grown-up life, I’ve been trying to do more grown-up things. One of these things is setting up a routine. So far, my routine consists of eating the Atrium’s breakfast on Fridays. Every Friday, the Atrium serves the most delicious food: scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, French toast and pancakes and rainbows! I know. My ascent to adulthood is off to a terrific start!

Speaking of eating really good food, Groupe Dynamite just hosted its Fashion Design Cocktail a few weeks ago! Students in fashion-related programs were invited to our campus to come and meet people from our more “artsy” departments such as Fashion Design and Graphic Design. As the Communications and Events Coordinator, I assisted in the set up of the Atrium for the event, took pictures of our guests and helped give tours of the office. All in all, it was a very successful night! We had great music, delicious food and 120 students had the opportunity to show off their portfolios. It was the perfect way to kick-off the recruitment season for our next Summer Internship and Graduate Rotational Program cohorts.

Groupe Dynamite’s HR department is award-winning. No, really! This is the second year in a row the company is nominated as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People. I am very lucky to have the opportunity to work with such a wonderful group of people and look forward to all the fun projects coming my way (i.e. GD’s legendary Christmas party).

So this concludes my final Diaries of a Grad article. Don’t worry, this isn’t the last you’ll hear of me! 😉 I’m already preparing a few other articles that will appear on the blog in the coming month. One of them is about our youngest Vice-President and her career tips and views on leadership. Keep a look out for that one; we should be posting it very soon!

WEEKS 8-9

Lowlight: Wearing brand new shoes to the Recruitment Cocktail. I may well have been warned against it; alas, shoe sales are one of my greatest weaknesses.

Highlight: That one random Monday when it was actually summer outside. Again, please! 🙂