I started my internship at TakingITGlobal over a week ago, and it seems that time has flown by since. My main focus this month is the explore150 app, a partnership between Heritage Canada and TakingITGlobal to engage youth in understanding the past, present, and future of Canada in time for country’s the 150th anniversary in two years. The app allows you to research, check-in, and answer trivia questions about various locations.
One of my main tasks is to add new trivia questions to the system. The other task I’ve been working on is organizing an event designed to promote explore150 and educate youth about enacting change in their communities. This part has been a new experience for me. Yesterday I booked the room for the event, and today I started promoting it online. It seems to be going well so far. Although there have been a few hiccups along the way, the mistakes are all a part of the learning process.
Overall working at TakingITGlobal has been great so far, although it can be tedious at times (as all work can be), the awesome work environment, the amazing people, and the learning experience make it all worthwhile. I’m looking forward to the rest of the internship!