One of the things that first attracted me to the Duke Engage program in Detroit was the chance to work with startups. I’d get to experience real (as opposed to fake?) working culture.
So let me take you through ~a day in the life~.
Hearing my alarm at 8:30am, I hit snooze. A few more swats at the snooze button, and I’m finally up and ready for the day. A shower, some eggs, and half a coffee later I’m at work.
We usually work until our stomachs signal it’s time for some lunch. I’ll grab something from a nearby food truck, scout out free food up for grabs somewhere in TechTown (there’s always free food somewhere) , or unpack a summer salad I packed that morning (I have yet to get creative with my lunches). While eating, we’ll usually talk to each other, briefly surf social media, or visit our fellow TechTown interns Raymond and Mabel.
By 5:30, there’s a steady stream of people filtering out of TechTown. As we pack up to head back, we update Shamil on what we’ve accomplished and he gives us a rundown of what’s in store for tomorrow.
At this point, I would usually grab my bike, hop on, and pedal the seven minutes it took to get back to University Towers. I’d have a smile on my face and the wind streaming through the holes in my helmet (I’m a safe rider). But plot twist: my bike got stolen over the past weekend. I’m a little salty at the moment.
I love how no two evenings are the same; sometimes we’ll go out to dinner (food options in Midtown are legit); other days we’ll huddle up for a movie or show.