A unique team that works hard and plays harder – VIT non-tech intern experience

If you’re reading this, you’re probably wondering – What is it like to be in Appointy? 

Allow me to take you through my intern journey and I hope that I can paint that picture for you by the end of it. 

I would like to begin with the famous words of Owen Wilson and say, “Wow!” 

That’s what comes to mind when I think how more than 6 months have passed since I first came to Appointy as a Sales and Marketing intern. This might not sound like a long period of time in the grand scheme of things, but makes you realize one thing –

Life at Appointy sure is fast.

Feels like it was only yesterday when I came into this company trying to prove my worth, taking on everything and anything that was on the table. 

P.S. In whichever department you’re working in Appointy, nothing really is ever off the table.

Work Hard

Working at Appointy is fun, engaging, and provides immense learning opportunities. So I can guarantee that it’s never going to be a boring day here.

Taking on responsibilities will definitely transform you into a leader. You’ll hear our CEO, Mr. Nemesh Singh (a fun guy with his own arsenal of dad jokes) saying that he wants to create mini CEOs in this company. 

The sky is the limit and Appointy is here to teach you how to build your own airplane.

Divyanshu :p

Jokes aside, that is exactly what happens here. You’ll often find yourself wearing multiple hats, being a part of multiple projects, and working in different teams. And being in those situations is what teaches you how to manage different roles effectively.  

With the yearning for learning, your growth as a professional can be insane. You’ll find people who are just 2-3 years older than you, being in a position of responsibility which is usually occupied by people double their age. 

That is what Appointy offers. A greater learning curve. An unbounded opportunity to learn if you’re up for the challenge. Because this isn’t your typical 9-5 desk job where you’re waiting for your manager to tell you what to do. If you’re looking to do some actual work and learn something new every day, Appointy is the place to be.

Learning how to be a mini CEO works in a similar way. When you’re working in different teams, you start understanding how each department interacts with each other, how to communicate effectively, how to get things done, and what it takes for a project to be successful from start to finish.

This isn’t something you can learn in a company where you have a strictly defined role and don’t get to do anything outside of your scope of work.

Play harder

Even when I was working from home (the whole of my internship period), the team always went above and beyond to be inclusive. After going through a number of learning sessions throughout the week, Saturday was Funday!

On some days the team played Pictionary, some days we just chatted for hours on end. When we were not playing Pictionary, Poker, or having a blast on the weekend with employee vs intern games, the company took us to a fully paid off-site trip. 

Having fun at work is something that would certainly fall in the category of “10 things I never thought would happen.”  

Here are some random shots of us having fun on the offside trip to Udaipur – 

To read about an intern’s first offsite trip experience amid COVID-19 and work from home environment – check out my fellow intern (now employee) Antara’s article. 

Even during normal workdays, whether it’s Sarang sir video calling us from the new office construction site or Yash playing guitar during video calls with clients, they always try to be inclusive and keep everyone connected. 

The startup life

Working in a start-up comes with its own set of pros and cons. While the ability to maintain a work-life balance might come with experience, the possibilities of learning and growth are endless. 

A small tightly knit team like ours gives you the perfect start-up experience. Due to less number of people, everyone wears many hats as per requirements and that prepares them for different job roles at once. 

As the saying goes, “A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one.” 

This place just might be one of the best places to start your career as tremendous opportunities and a steep learning curve give your career a huge boost. 

The only part that sucks is not being able to go to our insanely cool office. 

I know what you’re thinking – “Who gets excited over going to the office?” 

Well, I don’t blame you if that’s what you think. I guess most offices aren’t fun to work in. But that’s not our office with a swimming pool, go-karting track, and a game room!! There is a lot more but let’s save that for some other time.

For me – It’s going to be a lot of fun when I actually get to go there and work with some cool friends that I’ve made here. 

If you get the opportunity to join, I guess I’ll see you there as well. 🙂 

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