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Bloom Where You Are Planted

How’s it going guys?

There’s an old saying: wherever you are, bloom where you are planted. Throughout this internship, I’ve essentially had to do just that.

Unlike the other interns, I’m the only one of the ten who only works at the Business Park Drive location of Indium Corporation. Because of that, I usually just get to see my intern colleagues only at our weekly Lunch-n-Learns. So, on my first day, I knew that I was going to have to make some friends here. Luckily for me, the maintenance staff at BPD has some really friendly people working here.

One thing that especially drew me was the culture. We keep a very easy-going and positive atmosphere here, which I believe helps contribute to a better work ethic. But, along with this hands-off approach, it also contributes to better problem solving and being more independent as individual workers. In addition to the workplace atmosphere, there’s also the fun side, where we each get a nickname, play pitch at break time and lunch, and are always cracking jokes about one another. I’ve always been the type of person that doesn’t really care about the type of work I’m doing, just as long as it’s with good people.

To highlight some of the Indium Corporation employees I’ve had the pleasure to work alongside with; they are: Dustin Pelky, John Ferguson, Jason Cosamano, Jordan Ross, Jim Wolbur, Mark Usyk, and, of course, my supervisor, Brian Freiberger.

One thing I’d like to highlight about Mark, he’s also an author and wrote a book entitled, Reflections of a Fly Rod. Mark’s an avid fisherman, and his book is full of stories, all of which I assume are true, about some of his experiences. This is just one example of how unique of a department we are in maintenance.

My internship is just about at its close, with commencement being held this Wednesday. It’s been a great experience that I’ll go more in depth with on my next post. But, in regard to what I said at the beginning of this post, I would not have been able to “bloom” here if it wasn’t for the people around me.

Stay tuned,

Steve