I have worked a lot of jobs in my time. I cleaned machines at a gym, pumped gas, bagged groceries, worked at your local fro yo shop, was a fitness consultant, did personal training, was a research assistant and even managed a tire shop. For a lack of better words all of those jobs sucked. Even though some were high paying either the people I worked with were jerks or the work itself was simply miserable. However, I finally have found my home at a start up in Boston taking the marketing world by storm; CampusLIVE. The people are awesome, the work is rewarding and the pay is not too shabby. We have a foosball table, a big screen TV perpetually playing SportsCenter and we live by the motto “work hard, play hard”. A lot of start ups around Boston are similar to this and they are the perfect place for a college student or recent college grad to work at. Here are ten reasons why.
- Everyone you work with is pretty close to your age.
- Even if your an intern you get treated just like the CEO would by your peers.
- You get to see your CEO and exec team on a daily basis. Even better in my situation I get to work with the CEO and COO on a daily basis.
- You will learn more about running a business in 6 months working at a startup than you will in 6 years working at a big company.
- Odds are your office will have a foosball table or ping pong table. Who doesn’t love foosball?
- You do not have to wear shirt and tie to work unless it is for a special occasion.
- Your esteemed colleagues turn into drinking buddies once 5 o clock rolls around.
- Knowing that your contributions are making a meaningful difference to the company and actually seeing your contributions in play is one of the most rewarding things in the world. This also applies to interns.
- Your allowed to be on Facebook/Twitter while your at work.
- If you decide to go corporate after your internship you will be getting letters of recommendation from the exec board. That is of course if you did a good job.
If these reasons here are not enough for you and you would like me to list off another hundred reasons why you should work at a start up feel free to contact me. If you have any other reasons why working at a start up I encourage you to email me or comment on the boards below!