For this month, I am working with Zoocasa, a website designed for Canadians to sell and buy homes online. Alongside two other interns who are currently in university, we are working towards completing databases for the relaunch of the website. Some of our work includes researching condo information and drawing school maps for users to have an easier time to find out the school district of the house they are interested in.
As Zoocasa is a new, emerging start-up company, there are many things that you wouldn’t have usually expected of an office. The most notable thing would be the puppy that just wanders around the office aimlessly and watches people while they tap away on the keywords with their headphones in. There is no formal lunch room, but a picnic table, always with some sort of snacks lying around. There are spots for people to put up their bikes at the front of the office as many of the people who work here live in the city.
The office seems to have a different dynamic every once and a while. Whether it was the in-depth discussion about the marketing strategy, or the light-hearted discussion about work out sessions, the upbeat, vibrant environment inspires a new office life image for me. It is not all about working tirelessly at a desk and getting the work done; it is also about working as a team towards the same goal and doing whatever you can to achieve that.