Afternoon Tea Gathering with the Interns
"We are here to learn new things and teach others." This is what our CEO, John, believes in, and what John hopes to see from everyone in the company. So, he wants to make sure that our incoming interns are also on the same page. Therefore, the recruitment team organized an afternoon tea gathering on July 10th with the senior staff and the interns to pass along this belief.
John kicked off the event by welcoming the interns and sharing episodes from his life, including his past entrepreneurial experiences and how Funpodium was born. "I don't expect you to contribute any value to the company, but I expect you to learn new things here at the company," said John to the interns, closing off his speech. Then, the senior staff took turns introducing themselves, their teams, and what they do at work. From the round of introductions, the interns were able to grasp a brief understanding of the options they have when it comes to choosing the team that they want to go to. Soon after, pizza boxes were open and it was time for the interns to freely approach the senior staff and raise any questions they have. As conversations took place here and there, laughter and smiles were exchanged, and everyone got the chance to know each other better.
The Recruitment Office hopes that the interns and the senior staff gained a rewarding experience through this gathering. Moreover, we hope that this gathering served as a stepping stone for future communication among the interns and the company.
And here's some feedback from the interns:
"From John's words I learned that he is always looking forward to learning and trying new things, and I think that this kind of innovative and creative mindset is what can make a company go further. Hearing that John decided to give us resources to learn without wanting something in return really motivates me to try my best to absorb anything I can, and hopefully, someday I can bring some contribution to Funpodium."
"I'm interested in joining the backend team, so I asked Cassell a lot of questions. After his detailed explanation, I got to know about how the team handle their responsibilities and work with other teams. I was so happy that I even got invited to join their daily stand-up meeting every day at 10 am!"
"The afternoon tea with the managers was really helpful for me in terms of understanding the big picture of how Funpodium works. I not only know how each department is related and interact with each other but also was able to talk to each manager and get my questions answered. I also get the opportunity of getting to know other interns and managers better through this social event. Also, I appreciate John’s effort in putting into our education, and I will value this opportunity and gain practical experience as well as to devote my effort to Funpodium."