It takes time. After graduating from UGA last May, I wanted my first step towards my career to be in the right direction. I’m indecisive by nature, so the idea of deciding what the first step of the rest of my life was going to be was a real doozie. Thanks to Tribe, I took the right step. I’ve been an intern here since the beginning of October and have gained more experience in these past two months than I could have ever imagined. It’s funny how school can try and teach you how an agency is works, but you will never really know until you are actually there. My time at Tribe so far has given me confidence and a wealth of knowledge that I build on every day. I’ve also almost cracked the code to the perfect pot of coffee: 12 cups of water and 6 hefty scoops of coffee.
Home away from home. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m getting more acclimated here or what, but this doesn’t feel like your every day office. I’m not locked away in some small cubical dungeon, out of sight and out of mind. I’m in the middle of the action, contributing to anything I can get my hands on. There’s nothing like knowing the people you work with care about you, your future, and want to help you grow. Having an Auburn fan sitting right behind me ready to talk SEC football trash (although, lets not talk about last week), and a catty, cat-loving art director across from me keeps me on my toes as well. Overall, it’s a great place to be, with people that are a blast to be around. Oh yeah, the view is great too.
I soon found out. I had no idea what the practice of internal communications was before hearing about Tribe. Once you realize what internal communications are, you realize they’re a necessity in every office environment. We’ve all been there, wondering how you know news about a company, store, or even hospital before the employees that actually work there. That’s one thing internal communications helps with, communication amongst top and bottom level employees. Tribe’s goal is to make life better for employees who, in turn, make life better for the people who interact with these companies and corporations day to day. Seems useful right? We think so too.
I’m Matt, by the way. I grew up in Stone Mountain my whole life. I’m the baby of my family with two older brothers and one older sister, and my closest sibling is 9 years my senior. I think it’s safe to say I was the best accident that ever happened to my parents, even though they might say otherwise. As far as my education goes, when I got to UGA I was originally a geology major, because I love science and the outdoors. But you know what I don’t love? Taking level two calculus, chemistry, and physics. So, one day, while I was sitting in a classroom trying to decipher my calc teacher’s handwriting and accent, I decided it was time for a change. Luckily, I went in the opposite direction, and I settled on advertising. And that decision has led me to meet some great people and experience some amazing things.