As many of my fellow interns, I’m new into the business world and joined Quicken Loans in hope of getting experience in my career field. However, at Quicken Loans I have gained much more than that. The culture and atmosphere of the company has made it so easy to wake up every morning these past few days.
It was easy to feel the connection of a team, and the pure entertainment of working at Quicken Loans from the first day I started. After the intriguing two days of orientation and ISMs training (where we learn about the company’s culture), I walked into the Compuware building unsure of what to expect from the people I would meet.
After meeting my mentor, I knew I would be in for a great experience. As my mentor, Rob Eames, strolled into 11 Monroe (our section of the 11th floor) waving to everyone and introducing me, I thought to myself, “This is going to be awesome.” The smiles and reactions every team member gave me made me happy to join the team. I also learned that my team is big on juggling and having fun in the workplace. In fact, when we reached my desk, the first thing Rob said was, “To be my intern you have to be able to juggle.”
Of course, I thought he was kidding and let out a laugh but he just froze and stared at me and said, “No, I’m serious.” He threw me three Quicken Loans’ balls and said to start practicing. I spent every break I had that day trying to juggle, and actually had a blast doing it. It took me about two days but I think I have it down now. But that was only the beginning. After the first few days of the internship I was told about a competition called D-tour that consists of all the interns going around and exploring Detroit. This for me seemed like a great chance to learn more about an area I rarely visited. So far, I’ve been to a lot of new restaurants I probably never would have tried. Each and every one of them has been amazing. In addition, I’ve just spent a lot more time in Detroit and I’ve really enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
I’m not sure what this entire internship has in store for me, but if it’s anything like day one, I’m excited to continue.