Hi. My name is Philip Morris and I’m a senior studying advertising. This semester I am a Project Development intern with Comcast-Spectacor which is based out the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia. The greatest take away I have thus far from working here is learning how to balance work between several projects at the same time.
While there are several on-going projects that get lent attention each day, there are also new tasks that must be accomplished with every event held in the building. The Wells Fargo Center is the main arena for one of the largest entertainment companies in the world, Global Spectrum, which is owned by Comcast-Spectacor. In a given week, there is anywhere from three to seven events held within the building. Whether its a sporting event or a concert, there is always a new deadline approaching fast, and all of these deadlines demand a serious upkeep of the building and an attention to detail.
An important part of the “brand” that Comcast-Spectacor wants to convey is it’s care for its customers. That means everyone working for the company is working to give each guest at each event the best possible experience. In order to ensure that, there must be a certain, unique atmosphere maintained within the building. I’ve learned that there isn’t time to bullshit around or hold people accountable for unfinished tasks. The bottom line is, the task needs to get done, without comprising quality. This atmosphere has thickened my skin and taught me how to roll with the punches in the workplace. The fast pace is exciting and I hope to find myself in a similar atmosphere in my professional career.