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Startup Intern Survival (feat. Haley)

June 30, the first day of joining.

(Subtitle: Don't Panic)

The first time I start a new job I always tremble. The tension of the first commute is one reason why.

At the time, the starting time for new arrivals wasn't until 10:30, but I was an industrious intern, so I arrived early.


One of the advantages of Lemonade is that it is right in front of Exit 5 of Yeoksam Station! It is connected via the station's basement, so you don't have to walk outside (especially helpful during the cold, winter months).


Literally thirty seconds from the station


Next I arrive on the sixth floor with a pounding heart..

The entrance door is tightly closed and locked. You can contact the telephone number in the guidance email without being embarrassed about being locked out! (The TM team will guide you through).

I was guided to the seat and briefly explained to the team manager about my work. And I was given the advice of "don't panic" with the Lemonade life tips. When I think about it now, it's the best advice you could receive in a fast-paced company.


And one of the things that new users should do on their first day is to write a short introduction via email and messenger!


When you leave an intro message in a group channel, you'll receive friendly and warm welcomes from members with emojis and welcome greetings.

July, full-fledged work begins and a doodle party

The first job I received when I came to Lemonade was recruitment / annual care / welfare system, corona-response support.


My first question: Do you want to start all this at the same time?


In the midst of the pouring work, if you ask for a deadline, why is it all ASAP?

It seems that it took quite a while to adapt to this speed, as Lemonade progresses rapidly from decision making to the actual progress. (If you're wondering "How fast is it?," we recommend reading this article!)


When you choose the most memorable job in July, when you're struggling to adapt and get up to speed in your company, you hear the instructions "get ready for the anniversary celebrations."

It was a little tight preparation period from the time I first got the job, and I was embarrassed because it was mostly my first time doing things, from selecting gifts to communication with companies.


But we were able to do it thanks to my excellent team members Karen and Jason, who were always there to answer anything - whether it was difficult or not (I love the HR team!).


It hadn't been long since I joined the company, but I think it's a great opportunity to be able to celebrate important events of the company. It's a pity that it didn't go a little bigger, but considering the current situation, it was a meaningful place in itself to gather and celebrate together.


August - September, Recruitment, Recruitment and Recruitment


The spread of COVID-19 froze the job market a lot, but were rebranded as Lemonade (formerly Fast Campus Language).


As a growing company, almost all teams had requests for fillings, and the number was roughly 30. As a result, interview management alone was running out of time every day. In addition, we expanded our recruitment channels for more active and efficient recruitment, and offered interview suggestions.


It was a very busy day with hiring, but at the same time it was a precious time and I thanked the many applicants who supported our company.


I'm still hiring a lot of positions, if you're wondering what positions are there, click here ->-1

And what I remember is "introducing snacks."

The introduction of snacks was an occasion for the Town Hall Meeting in May and was introduced in August by our team leader.

The result is the following:

Snacks are regularly filled in a stand installed on one side of the office.


While managing snacks, I had a sense of calling "Let the members enjoy a lot of delicious snacks," and I can't be so proud to see the members who like various snacks. Instead, I got an occupational disease that I lost interest in snacks.

Finished in October and started in November

October had many events.


Events of various sizes occurred in October, ranging from on-boarding education for new employees, gift presentation for the founding anniversary of the fast campus, group lunches, and snacks for Halloween. I quickly realized that it was a skill in itself to quickly find a suitable place while preparing for the events.


Halloween Treats (Fast One Center)


And as I worked more in English, I started taking Fast One's 1:1 conversation classes! I had been listening to and speaking English for a long time, and I was also pleased to have an assessment of the areas of grammar, listening, reading, and speaking.

When you complete the test, you will have a comprehensive level, and the curriculum will be conducted according to that level.


You can choose a teacher differently for each class if you wanted, and I received "lesson notes" every class. It was very useful to receive a PDF file of what I studied on that day.


But the best part were the kind instructors! They waited calmly and complimented me for doing well. So sweet...


I took a class at Fast One Gangnam. When the class starts, someone rings the bell. (.. so cute!)

It was a short four months, but I think it was a place where I could learn and grow more than anywhere else.

One part of the culture of Lemonade I felt while attending is that it continues to give me a 'feeling of challenge that I can handle'.


The goal is to have a variety of experiences to become an HR professional, and it is an environment where you can continue to challenge your way to achieving these goals.

If you prefer challenges, or if you want to change your career pass and grow, I hope you remember Lemonade.

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