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Grace Cooley

keepitcooley

  • Marketing Intern
  • UC Berkeley
  • Media Studies
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Favorite Project

I've had the pleasure of working on a variety of projects at GitHub, including creating a partner directory, writing articles for GitHubber.com, and working with the events team at conferences. However, my favorite project has been creating the GitHub Snapchat! What I love about GitHub's culture is that I felt comfortable suggesting an initiative and was given the opportunity to run with it. While I still had to stay on top of my assigned projects, I made time to research, pitch, craft, and eventually run a new social media platform aimed at super-fans and new developers. It has been a fun and creative challenge that truly represents my personality and encapsulates (the beginning of) my time here at GitHub.

Biggest Takeaway

My biggest take away from the marketing internship is that I have a much clearer idea of what I want to pursue after college. I learned which types of projects I love working on, which ones I'm good at, and which ones I can live without. My manager, GitHubber buddy, and mentors not only provided me with incredible direction, but also career inspiration. They've given me the tools to carve out my own path in a competitive industry. I am incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to come to work every day at a place where I love the people and the projects!

Favorite Internship Memory

This is a hard one because there's been so many! I would say my favorite memories are from the daily interactions on the intern Slack, deep conversations over lunch or laughing so hard I'd cry when we'd hangout after work. I've made not only incredible memories but lifelong friends with these intelligent, hysterical, hard working, creative and genuine group of people.