Working in an environment where you don’t feel relaxed can add to the stress of your day-to-day job. That’s one of the reasons I applied to be a Garage Cadet fter first experiencing the warm environment of Garage Society, where I was also inspired by the close relationships of the members.
It’s a simple reason, but also one that I believe is what makes Garage Society so striking as a workplace. Though fun, work is work. It’s been a tough three months, but a time that I will definitely remember fondly, as every step I took as a Garage Cadet made me a better person. Before I joined as a Cadet, I was completely clueless about the Startup ecosystem. The term startup always intrigued me. I believed it to be people who have a great idea and want to make it into a reality. Through all the Garagers I’ve met, I was able to get a clearer picture of the startup industry. They told me their stories, and sometimes it was not a fairytale. Not only do you have to be able to multi-task, but also passionate and determined every single day. Though the work is sometimes exhausting, I felt that a lot of people felt it was mitigated by working in such an energetic environment. Every person I meet up has a unique story, and they all do their best to reach their dreams and make their mark on the world. I also learned a great deal throughout my placement at Student.com. It was challenging for me in the beginning because I had no experience with studying abroad. I still remember how nervous I was when I took the very first call. Whenever I listen my colleagues connecting with students through their own experience living in another country, I felt insecure knowing that I don’t have the same perspective.
BUT I DIDN’T STOP LEARNING, AND WAS ENCOURAGED BY THE SUPPORT FROM MY COLLEAGUES, WHO TOLD ME NOT TO BE DEFEATED BY REJECTIONS.
From being rejected and lacking confidence in the beginning to being appreciated in the end, I could feel myself growing as a person throughout my 13 weeks. I want to thank all my colleagues at Student.com for being so patient and helping me along the way, as well as everyone I met in Garage Society made my time here some of the best. - Rain
Strengthen mental health in the workplace and introduce a culture of wellness and mental wellbeing to increase productivity, creativity, and employee happiness.
The following is a recap summary from our webinar on “Team Management 101: How To Manage Your Team Remotely And Effectively?” which was hosted on March 12, 2020. You may watch the recording of the event here.
Every year March 8th rolls around, and the world wakes up to recognise and celebrate the countless women who make the backbone of our social structure. The last couple of years have been quite significant in taking celebrations from just being about the cookies and cupcakes to being about the cognisance of social and workplace gender biases. At Garage Society, we care about the community, and being inclusive is our long term commitment. This one extra day just gives us an excuse to share our thoughts on the subject with you.