Looking Inside Intel: First Week on the Job

Boss Lady's Car

I started working with the Mobility Client Platforms group at Intel Corporation! The week started with New Employee Orientation for all interns, new graduates, and new employees — but you could’ve figured that out.

.what I learned in the first year of grad school

Before I began graduate school, I knew that in order to justify thousands (and thousands and thousands…) of dollars towards an advanced degree, I had to have a plan. So, I set some goals and decided to hit the road running towards them. I could lie and say that I waited to publish this until I had a year of graduate school under my belt, but the truth is that I got busy, forgot, and then stumbled on this in my drafts.

I’m happy it worked out this way. My first semester was a breeze and my second semester was a tornado, but these two experiences balanced my first year allowing me to now tell a complete story.

Welcome to Portland

Blue Star Donuts

Mama Spells and I arrive to Portland! Here’s an account of the first four days’ worth of food, initial thoughts, and surprises!

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Mama Spells flew to PDX with me to “help me get settled” (secondary goal) and to visit the city she’s always wanted to see (primary goal). I’m 100% okay with this prioritization.

#100inPDX

Flight to Portland

I am spending the summer in Portland, OR interning at Intel Corporation with the Mobility Client Platforms group. The summer will last from mid-May to mid-August, a total of 100 days!* I want to remember every meal, feeling, trip, moment, and laugh to the best of my abilities. What better way than to blog my way through the summer?

* Technically, I will spend about 103 days in Portland and I haven’t purchased my return ticket. But, 100 is such a great, even number – let me have this.