Hello, World! This is Joy, here, one of Quewey’s interns. You may be asking yourself, what exactly goes on at Quewey? Well, strap in kids because I’m about to tell you through the eyes of a Quewey Qintern.
Don’t burn your bridges
I did not apply to Quewey. My friend forwarded my resume and the next week I was down at the office chatting (not interviewing) with the founder as if I already had the job. That is to say that the Quewey team works at a rapid pace, but that’s also to say that the cliché is true: getting your foot in the door is often about who you know, not what you know. This hiring process is NOT normal, but the important lesson is not to burn your bridges with anyone because you never know where that next internship or job may come from.
“Open office” is not just a subpar Microsoft Office suite for PC’s
Quewey is headquartered in a Philadelphia office that looks small from the outside, but its depth and open floor plan makes it very spacious. This means I can see all 10 team members at any time from almost every angle of the office (except for the restroom which is, thank God, closed off). I get to hear everything from the inception of new ideas to a variety of music flowing throughout the office at all times, which is different from any other professional setting I’ve worked in.
I chill with the CEO and Founders on a regular basis
This is perhaps one of the best parts of working at a startup. The small staff size allows me to sit next to and across from the founders and across from the CEO. Does this make me want to do my job better? Yes. Is this nerve racking? No. They are nice people.
Communications Intern = Communications Director
I have so much autonomy here, it’s not even funny.
No seriously, it’s no joke.
I’m often asked about best practices in the field of public relations, which I always find interesting because I’ve only had two PR internships and do not study PR in school. The nice thing about it is that my colleagues believe in my ability almost more so than I believe in my own. They not only believe that I can do something, but expect me to do it thoroughly. I set my own goals; I meet my own goals and contribute to driving the product along without too much oversight.
“I’ll be back.” [Terminator voice…]
I am happy to say I will be interning at Quewey full-time this summer! There is so much in store for Quewey and I am ecstatic to be part of its rapid growth. Stay tuned for more musings of an intern. “I’ll be back.”