What’s it like to be an intern? It’s joining a new company and becoming part of a new team with the goal of acquiring a unique work experience over the course of the summer! At Groupe Dynamite, we’re happy to welcome new talent in order for them to put their knowledge to the test, and to provide them with the necessary tools to advance and evolve in the workplace.
Many of our interns were enthusiastic to answer some of our questions and to share their experience so far with Groupe Dynamite. Here are some comments that caught our attention:
How would you describe the work environment at Groupe Dynamite?
- “It’s very fast-paced, but it’s definitely a place where, as interns, we feel included, useful, and important.”
- “Friendly. At GD, there are lots of meetings and team work is strongly encouraged, which maximizes the exchange of ideas and discussions. It’s what makes the work feel less like a routine, and the day goes by so quickly.”
- “Pleasant, friendly, open-minded, collaborative… you are given responsibilities and it is definitely not redundant.”
Tell us about a funny moment or an anecdote from your experience so far:
- “During a meeting for an overview of styles for the new collection, I was used as a fitting model for the team since I wear the sizes that were used as samples.”
- “Showing my VP how to make a bun!”
- “After a week of preparing for a presentation, our Manager organized a breakfast for our department! It’s not a particularly funny moment, but it was a nice gesture and a fun experience to have with everyone.”
What are your tips for having a good first day on an internship?
- “Be yourself and don’t be afraid to ask questions.”
- “You don’t have to be nervous. We are given excellent explanations in order to properly carry out our tasks and to become confident in our work.”
- “It sounds simple enough, but just starting out with a smile and saying hello to people (especially other interns, we’re all new and nervous on our first day!).”
- “Everyone is really welcoming. Try to learn as much as you can about your team, it will be useful in future tasks!”