Confessions of an Intern: My First Thursdays @5
Adam Proctor is a Strategy Intern for McCann WG
While Thursdays @5 is common to McCanners, it’s unique for me because even after interning at prominent companies like HBO, Viacom and NBC, I have not experienced a weekly networking event for employees like this one.
Let’s be honest - it’s great to see what your supervisors and colleagues are like after a couple of delicious beers. Everyone is more social and relaxed. I learned so much from one of my supervisors, Matt Reagan, in just one conversation. I heard a story about an intern who traveled from Israel just to learn here, and to hopefully launch his career. I heard stories about other interns and the different accounts they’re working on, the people they’ve met and the places they’ve traveled. I admired how Matt brought in some interns who hadn’t had a chance yet to connect with people. It helped break down the barriers between people in our situation who may be a little intimidated by those that are more experienced.
The music and the atmosphere had the vibe of a thriving bar that opened recently. I really appreciate the organizers for setting up these events that foster an inclusive environment where your ideas matter regardless of your background or experience. I can’t wait to see what they have in store for next week!