Coming into New York City for my first internship could very well be the most intimidating task I was ever faced with. Having never worked in any office setting, especially not on 6th Avenue, I really did not know what to expect. The fact that SiriusXM is such a recognizable brand was the icing on the proverbial cake.
In the four weeks since my first day, those nerves have, for the most part, all vanished. I comfortably made my way through the city and into the office, greeting those I have been fortunate enough to meet. Even the people I have not yet had the pleasure of introducing myself to, despite their obvious dedication to their respective tasks, still make me feel like SiriusXM is a place I belong.
I have learned practically all I know about what it means to work in Public Relations during my time hear, a testament to how little I knew when I came in and just how much I have absorbed in just a few short weeks. Everyone on the team has been welcoming, and perhaps more importantly, they treat me like I have been there as long as they have. Whenever I have a question, they are there to answer it, and they trust me to help out wherever I can. I feared that I would not know how to occupy my time while working here, but the Public Relations team erased those fears almost instantly, and instead replaced them with excitement for the next task.
I was scared of what I would find behind the SiriusXM doors on my first day of work. Now, I can’t wait to see what is next.