The intern(al) view on life at OpenText

Hi there! My name is Emma Schmidt, and I am the Communications Assistant for the Employee Communications team at OpenText headquarters in Waterloo. I am…

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November 16, 20163 minute read

Hi there!

My name is Emma Schmidt, and I am the Communications Assistant for the Employee Communications team at OpenText headquarters in Waterloo.

I am deeply passionate about all things communications – and particularly employee communications, which has been a huge area of interest for me. I love bringing people together and playing a part in making OpenText a great place to be.

This blog series is yet another opportunity to develop my skills and tell the OpenText story. It’s a chance for me to share my experiences and give you a sneak peek into the life of an OpenText intern.

Working for OpenText has been an incredible journey thus far; it has been an internship like no other. In the past, when I heard the word “internship”, I envisioned tasks like standing at the photocopy machine for hours, or dashing out of cafés with trays full of coffee in hand. But, my time at OpenText has been far from that.

During one of my first weeks here, my director called me into her office. She smiled at me from across her desk and said, “I heard that you’re a photographer! Well, I’ve got a job for you!”

Little did I know that she was about to ask me to take a photo for an upcoming National Post article that was all about OpenText’s globally-recognized corporate culture. I tried to play it cool and replied with a simple, “Of course, I can certainly do that.” But, on the inside, I was squealing like a little kid entering Disneyland.

This story is just one of many that truly demonstrates what this experience has meant to me so far. Every day brings a new opportunity for me to learn, grow, be creative, and take initiative.

Next up, I’ll be talking about my experience with the OpenText soccer team, so stay tuned for that!

Until then,

Emma

About the author:

Emma is a Public Relations student from Conestoga College in Ontario, Canada. She is currently interning for the Corporate Communications team at OpenText headquarters in Waterloo. She loves playing a part in making OpenText a great place to work. Update – today Emma works as a full-time employee on the Corporate Communications team!

About Emma’s internship:

Does Emma’s position sound like a dream job? Keep an eye out for OpenText job postings on your school’s co-operative education or intern job board – and visit our Careers page for more information about life at OpenText.

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