Lessons Learned

Well, it’s been a great experience working at Marshall Dennehey this past semester. I’ve gotten to be involved with many projects that had visible effects on how the business runs, which is always gratifying. I even got to use some of my coworkers in a research project I was conducting for school about motivations behind blood donations. I believe the buzzword for that would be synergy.

If there’s one thing I’m going to take away from this internship, its that everything I do has the potential to be a learning experience, a networking opportunity, or just a chance to get to know someone better. I was not at my desk very often, which was great because I was basically forced to go out and interact with people at least 2 days out of the week (I intern on Tuesdays and Thursdays). Marshall Dennehey does not like to hire people that are chained to their desk, and this applies to attorneys as well as the support staff. Any company that wants good work out of its employees will foster an atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable talking to one another. I really felt like everyone respected each other and appreciated their work.

This was my first experience in an office setting, so one thing that caught me off guard was that everyone called each other by their first name. And that includes the CEO of the company. That was something that took a lot of getting used to, as there’s still a part of my brain that wants to call my superiors Mr. or Ms.

I am looking forward to continuing my employment here into the summer.

One comment

  1. Sounds like you had a positive experience with your internship! Having respect in the workplace is something that’s important to me as well. I love that you don’t feel chained to your desk. Being in an office setting, most people immediately think of being stationed in a cubicle bored out of their minds. Seems like you have the chance to move around an interactive with everyone. Good luck to you over the summer!

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