When you know it’s the one
Another student work placement has flown by, and this time we're saying goodbye to the lovely Rhianna Saj (aka RhiRhi). She’s been a great addition to the office over the past few weeks, and I'll miss having a fellow CreCommer around! Thanks for being with us, Rhianna.
Here’s what she had to say about her time at Fusion:
As someone that has completed 3 internships I know that it can be hard. More times than not, there isn’t enough work or the agency doesn’t trust the intern to take over. It can sometimes lead that intern to feel like they aren’t needed or wanted. I’ll admit that with previous internships there were times that I’d count down the hours till I was done. There were days that I dreaded going in but that wasn’t the case with my last one.
For the past three weeks, I have been interning at Fusion. I’ve had the chance to do everything from brainstorming a list of names for a new company, compiling articles and stories about refugees to even photographing the newest trends at St. Vital Centre. I thoroughly enjoyed the work I was doing, and felt like I was actually helping the team out rather than creating more work for them. As I was surprised by this new phenomenon, I wondered if there were any other interns out there who had felt the same, and so I started writing this article to help them through this stage of their experience.
3 Ways You’ll Know You Like Your Job
1. The work doesn’t feel like work.
Cliché, I know but for the most part I really liked doing what I was doing. I loved the brainstorms, or coming up with 30 different tweets that a client could use to promote their brand. I was ecstatic when I was handed my first brief and it was three pages long. There was so much information, and insight to write copy off of which had me very excited.
2. The office has dogs.
This is a given. If you work somewhere that has an office dog and you don’t like going to work, you are just being unappreciative. I’ve interned at agencies that have had a dog before but at Fusion there were 2 that I met. There’s something quite rewarding about a little pup coming into your office for a mid-day pat!
3. You like the people you work with.
Whenever I start a new job, I tend to be very quiet and reserved for the first couple of weeks. It’s something that I have tried to grow out of but I believe it’s how I test the waters. Although I was quiet and kept to myself at Fusion the team always made me feel extremely welcome. Whether it was offering me a drink at 4 on Fridays or taking the extra time to explain something to me, the Fusion team made me feel right at home!
I know that every experience is different but these are just a few clues for the next intern. I know they will enjoy their time at Fusion just as much as I did. How could you not?
Love Letter to Fusion
I’ve been working up the courage to tell you this for a while now. Maybe you’ve already guessed it — I have a crush on you.
I know we haven’t known each other for very long, but the time we spend together is amazing. You’ve taught me so many new things and now that I’ve met you I feel like I can do anything. You challenge me and I like that, because when I’m around you I want to be the best version of myself.
Most importantly, we have fun together. We’ve had adventures and made memories that I know will last me a lifetime.
I hope I’m not coming on too strong, but when I wake up in the morning, it’s you I think about and I can’t wait until we’re together again. I know we won’t be seeing as much of each other soon, and that makes me a little sad … but I remind myself that you’re not going to be out of my life completely. I hope it’s OK if I come visit for lunches, a game of ping pong, or just to see what’s new.
I guess in the end what I really wanted to say was thanks for everything, now that I’ve met you, the future looks bright.
Fusion Hip Hop Playlist on Apple Music March '16
Hey, so here's a playlist I've been working on this past week. It includes some of my favourite trap, nyc stuff, bangers by electronic producers with hot features and a few things in-between. Some old, some new. All Apple Music users need apply!
It will bump in the whip or elevate your *cubicle; your choice!
*Playlist may contain some NSFW lyrical content, depending on how relaxed your cubicle is :)
Name my baby!
The countdown's on - only 24 days until I'm due! The Fusion baby pool officially kicked off yesterday, which means all of my coworkers will be betting on the weight, sex, birthdate, and birth time of my baby.
And just so you don't feel like you're missing out, I thought I'd extend the fun to our blog readers and see what you think we should name our baby. We don't know the sex, so entries for boy and girl names are welcome. If your name is chosen, you will receive....bragging rights and a picture with our baby. (What, did you really think I would give you money?)
Ready, set, go!
Meet Jay Leslie
Big news! I’m thrilled to announce the newest member of our team, Jay Leslie.
Jay joins us as an Account Manager and strengthens our team with a decade of experience in design, marketing and brand consultancy. He comes to us from National Leasing, where he lead an in-house agency team of five, and focused on building their digital marketing strategy through lead generation, website development, blogging, video production, and a robust ppc platform. His experience as an entrepreneur is invaluable to me because he knows what it means to start a company, and how it feels to spend your hard earned money on marketing.
Since starting at Fusion, Jay has already been getting his feet wet with new and existing client business. I am pleased to have Jay on board and look forward to doing great things together.