Thursday, July 24, 2008

Intel Job Shadow


Today I got the opportunity to job shadow a family friend, Jan Ohman, who is the Editorial Director of Employee Communications at Intel. Basically she is in charge of a team who produces Circuit, Intel's intranet for their 82,000 employees with news stories, corporate videos, and other content.

Some highlights I learned while at Intel:
  • Intel offers it's employees free coffee and soda!
  • Intel Twitters
  • Intel is the #1 2008 Corporate Citizen
  • Intel has accounts with Facebook and Dreamworks
  • Intel is very pro-diversity and ergonomics focused
I got to sit in on a Circuit meeting with Jeremy Schultz, David Spencer, Krista Vasquez and Philip Davis. Some things in the meeting that sparked my attention:
  • Focus Group Research Break Downs (I felt like I was back in GB301)
  • Discussions about Intel's plasma TVs (they are attempting to go paperless - Bentley is the same way) and how to improve their effectiveness
    • Local news
    • Placement
    • Internal news
    • Emergency information
    • TV/Gaming
  • Discussions about Intel's Press Releases (and how blogging has become almost more effective - reminded me of Isreal's book - Naked Conversations)
Did I mention I got a sneak peek at Intel's Q3 video?

All in all an awesome experience. I got to meet a ton of people and had the chance to network. Hopefully something will come out of today!



2 comments:

Jeremy said...

Nice to meet you, Jenna! Best of luck in your continued journeys...

Jenna said...

Thanks Jeremy! It was nice meeting you too. I'll def. keep you updated.