When I first interviewed at Sundog, I had no idea that I would end up as a project manager intern, in fact, I didn’t even know what the role was. When I tell people about my position at Sundog, they do not always understand what it is either. To put it simply, I manage projects, but it is much more than that, and the more I learned about the position, the more I began to love it.
As a Project Manager I work with writers, designers, developers, analysts and clients as the key point of contact to keep projects on timeline, scope and budget. But what does that really mean? To break it down, we are in charge of resources, budget, timeline, tasks and documentation. That means making sure that the right people have the time and resources available to work in order to accomplish the quality of work requested by the client. I keep those people informed and up-to-date on the needs and priorities of the client through meetings, calls and updates with everyone involved.
As a Project Manager, I love being able to work with so many talented individuals throughout the company and watching their expertise shine in their unique areas. But my favorite part is being able to use my strengths in every aspect of my work. I believe one of my greatest strengths is having a lot of information and breaking it down to be easily understood. I can do this through creating simple outlined notes from a three-hour meeting or recognizing the top three priorities of the day out of a huge to-do list .
There is a huge moment of pride, relief and satisfaction when you are able to have a hand in making a project, that started from nothing, and turn it into something beneficial for the client. That is what makes me excited to come to work every day, knowing that we can make people’s ideas a reality.
I am very excited to share the results and accomplishments of the summer internship program at the Lunch N’ Learn with everyone Monday, July 29th.
Project Manager Intern