A Day in the Life of a Summer Tech Intern

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Basically I am a grandma but get ready.
7:15am – Wake up. Get mad that I woke up 5 minutes before my alarm went off.
7:20am – Alarm goes off. I’m already awake so I can silence it in seconds.
7:50am – Get out of bed after reading emails and Facebook for 30 min.
8:12am – Leave the house.
8:37am – Train comes to the California Ave stop in Palo Alto. Try and find a seat and read.
9:29am – Train arrives at SF station. Get mad that I’m in the middle of a chapter or that I accidentally spent the whole train ride on Instagram.
9:43am – Get to work. YAYYYY SPLUNK.
Splunk
9:50am – Finish my first iced coffee of the day.
10:00am – Work on handoff document, check status of dev team on Jira, make a new Jira dashboard if I’m feeling hyped, read Splunk news, Splunk certification course, other fun meetings about product management.
12:00pm – Lunch, literally on the dot. I am never late to lunch. Yum yum yum.
12:30pm – Resume all the stuff I was doing before.
1:00pm – Finish my second iced coffee of the day.
3:00pm – Get m&ms.
3:03pm – Get more m&ms.
3:10pm – Go for a walk around the office and say hi to friends.
3:30pm – Get more m&ms.
5:30pm – Meeting with dev team in Shanghai.
6:30pm – Freedommmmm whoohooo, walk to the train station.
We Out
6:55pm – Train departs SF station. Find a seat and nap or meet up with buddies.
7:45pm – Train arrives at California Ave stop. Walk to gym.
8:00pm – Best Abs Ever workout. TG for Equinox.
8:30pm – Little bro picks me up. Finallyyyy after years of driving him to school and band practice he is my chauffeur. Sweet revenge.
8:45pm – Dinner with fam while watching Daily Show (I love you, Trevor Noah).
9:15pm – Take pictures of my cats.
Cats
10:30pm – Sleeeeeeeeeep.
So there ya go. Real life adulting happening. It should be important to note that I have many intern friends and on the weekends I definitely take advantage of the awesome mountains and night life around San Francisco. Surprisingly most of my friends at USC are working in SF at tech companies this summer so I always have people to see and I’m not as socially inactive as this day seems. AND I love what I’m doing. I feel important and that I’m making a difference at Splunk which makes working until 6:30pm a blast instead of a drag.
BUT ALSO I AM SO READY FOR SCHOOL. USC I LOVE YOU AND PLEASE DON’T MAKE ME LEAVE.
My advice to everyone reading this is to sit back and enjoy where you are. It goes by so fast and ugh this is becoming a nostalgic senior post but seriously. We are young and have the entire world in front of us.
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