14 Jun First Days in London
I arrived in London at Heathrow Airport, sun was shining and it was surprisingly warm. I found Robyn the group leader or mother hen and all the other London interns were slowly arriving one by one. All up there are seven of us 3 girls from Australia Dalena, Erin and myself. The other interns are Divya from Singapore, Shaaira from Malaysia and two Americans from Arizona Vanessa and one lucky boy Paul (JP).
The first day in the city was hectic with ensuring everyone arrived and had all their luggage at the airport. Vanessa was delayed due to a hurricane which was a little worrying. We all then set off to our housing in Kings Cross at Nido Student Living where we had our induction and all standard procedures of check in.
By the time we unpacked it was time for dinner, it’s weird the sun doesn’t set or get dark till around 9:30 pm here. We went for dinner in a traditional English pub where the menu ranged from fish and chips with mushy peas to bangers and mash. It was a long day so a well deserved drink was in order to accompany our meals.
Robyn then went through with us what we would be doing for the week which includes a bus tour on Saturday of all the famous sites around London. We also have a guest speaker this week (on my birthday) to inspire us to work hard I suppose as he is an accomplished 21 year old within the finance sector.
After the busy first day we went from breakfast in our neighborhood in Angel where we did some light grocery shopping and regrouped for more orientation and had a tour of the Nido building. We all met up again in the evening to go for a Sunday dinner at Jamie’s Italian Restaurant in Angel and it was excellent.
Dalena and Myself are working at Tradedoubler London, which is an affiliate marketing group and provides marketing campaigns for performance based marketing to measure return on investments for publishers, networks and retailers that all interact with each other. The aim of the organization is to increase the number of conversions an advertiser makes online from sales to websites and apps. There is also another intern working with us named Julia from Frankfurt Germany, who took us out for lunch to the park.. turns out the local park 5 minutes walk is Buckingham Palace and the view from our office over looks Big Ben, London Eye and the river Thames. So far London has exceeded my expectations. Lets see how the weekend goes as we are currently in full flight mode!