A Goodbye Note from Rameez
Curious about what it’s like working at Village&Co.? Well, here’s a peek from Ram’s first hand experience these past few months.
What would you tell all future interns?
Go above and beyond. Even on the smallest tasks, challenge yourself to exceed your own expectations. A lot of interns complain about having no work. Do things that will add value to the company.
What was the best advice you received while at Village&Co.?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions if you’re confused. There is nothing worse than spending half your day trying to figure it out.
Thoughts on Social Media before and after:
- Before: “Writing posts and tweets is the EASIEST thing ever!”
- After: “There is so much that goes on when writing copy.”
Funniest/best one liner was____________.
"I’d rather gargle glass #IRGG".
Sum up each member of the team with one GIF
Justin: Trend-setting King of pop-culture.
Nora: I have no idea if she is ever kidding.
Kiran: She is always on top of everything. Literally.
Cassandra: When Cass catches a mistake I made.
Megan: When Megan is silently observing the platforms I manage.
Monkey: The cutest, most spoiled dog ever.
Sum up your experience at Village&Co. in one GIF.
Final Words from Ram
I was greeted by a wonderful company. Emojis and hashtags were a regular occurrence, and all of them included various laughs. I had lessons in memes and found out GroupMe is one of the greatest inventions on a smartphone.
I enjoyed the office I worked in, as well as the people inside, but I also learned an incredible amount. Experience with copywriting, platform optimization, pitching, research, social media, status meetings and the occasional lunch order can now all go on my resume.
Since working here I’ve laughed, been stressed out, made mistakes, and made a few accomplishments (I’ve also been waxed for a client’s benefit, but that’s another story!).
The greatest part of working at Village&Co. is that I actually know what I want to do when I grow up and get a “big boy job”.
So now when people say: “What do you want to do when you’re done at UBC?”
Instead of rambling and saying I’ll probably work in an agency but I’m not really sure, I can say: “I want to be an account manager.”
I’m pretty lucky I had this opportunity at Village&Co. to show me that, and even luckier that it only took a few months. So I say “I would rather gargle glass” than leave this wonderful office.
A million thanks and I’ll see you real soon!