Team: A Day in the Life of a Social Media Summer Camper – Litha Maqungo
By: Guest Author
Litha Maqungo – posing at Eventerprise
The term “Summer Camper” evokes images of being outdoors, taking on physical challenges and generally having a good time. Well, my summer camp experience was nothing like that. Thankfully, it didn’t involve any physical challenges and whilst I had a good time, it was nothing like I thought it would be. However, before I get carried away with detailing my experience I should introduce myself, I am Litha Maqungo, a 19 year old Bachelor of Business Science (Finance) student at the University of Cape Town.
Just before Christmas I applied to the Social Media Summer Camp experience at Eventerprise. When I read the email that I received, I did a little happy dance, working for a week at a start-up in Woodstock sounded like my idea of paradise. On the first day I obviously had nervous butterflies, and I walked into the office with the attitude that I should seize the day and if all else fails, at least it’s only one week of my entire life.
Luckily for me, my experience is better than I could have imagined. The work environment is less ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ (a nightmare) and more ‘The Mindy Project’ (a dream). The passion and energy that everyone has for what they are doing is infectious, and you can’t help but feel that what you are doing actually matters. The fact that no two days are exactly the same is what keeps me coming back for more. I believe routine is the death of creativity, and the new challenges that are thrown my way everyday keep me on my toes.
On any given day, I walk in, have a nice chat with Will, go through my tasks and hit the road running. The tasks vary from working behind-the-scenes on getting social media content out to refining job descriptions. I won’t lie some tasks have me thinking “how on earth I am going to accomplish that?”, but as Götz loves to say, “the journey of a 1000 miles starts with a single step”. Coffee is the life-blood of any start-up and Eventerprise is no exception, so somewhere in the day a coffee break is a must. I’m not big on lunch, so I use the time to explore the building, which has a number of uber trendy coffee shops and to catch a little Vitamin D, which keeps my brain alert. There is nothing formulaic, ordinary or boring about each day here at Eventerprise.
When anyone asks me about how my experience is going – I can’t help but gush about how much I’m learning and what an incredible place it is to work at. The experience continues to push, stretch and challenge me but I am loving every minute of it!