Once upon a time at the Starting Line…
Indeed, I was looking forward to being part of a company that was just on its starting line in the corporate race, mainly because that’s the point of time where you get to learn new things and explore exciting ideas that had been gathering dust in that mental databank of yours. And of course, the team was warm and lovely to work with, with oh-so-many digital platforms successfully bridging the gap between home and office hours with all the warmth online professionalism can possibly muster. Mostly we had lively debates on topics that needed some help to be awesome and this took them to the next level, adding our own touch to it along the way.
In with the daily content shots.
The online meetings and brain-storming sessions on basecamp helped the ‘daily to-dos’ to be ticked off with surprising efficiency and away it kept adding bit-by-bit to the larger project at hand. Piecing together both the scheduled and spur-of-the-moment meetings around the many shifts during day and night, the team gradually started falling into its place; this very well undid the ritualistic 9-5 office routine and helped us to mentally restructure the basics of typical office dynamics and led to productive functioning be it day or night.
Making my call and sticking up to it.
As everyone found their best suit to work in, I personally found copywriting an interesting field to explore in addition to adding original and rudimentary touches to spice things up at the online marketing end of the company. Yea, there was a person to report to now and then and manage along the way, but then it was always made sure that there is a give-and -take relationship where we often found a mutual ground to get things working on as we moved forward.
Another thing I grew to like at White Panda was the amount of professional freedom that one enjoyed, nurturing the concept of simplicity and learning to have a bed-rock of research material to fall back onto when times get tough. We took this culture and kept making worthy ‘content’ that could someday stand a chance and can possibly make its mark in a chaotic world, head-driven by the infectious power of information.
There was just one rule that ruled the place.
The quality of content never went under the blade at White Panda and this was what kept most interns hooked in as we started to become part of the team that was at the core of the operations. The minutest of the details were picked on and perfected until no conceivable criticism was found decent enough to stand its ground and be pitted against a written content. Quality was the only rule.
Working on small projects, we saw how it later got weaved into the core of the big picture to be undertaken, “one step at a time” as the team always says. With the right amount of warm guidance from the professional team, it just kept getting better we as found our knack in the field. Constructive battles of opinion were often fought and cherished, always part of the job description. And slowly, experience found its way breaking into the amateur patterns and before we knew it, work easily became a promise to keep and a place to learn than anything else.
The magic words
White panda is the right place for anyone who likes to grow with grace, is a tad bit quality-conscious and maybe willing to keep fighting for their end of the bargain unless strongly proved otherwise. So go ahead and pick up some great work experience (even if it is for a trial period) with this amazing team and make it worth your precious time.