School’s out for summmmaa, but the real world doesn’t wait. Students, welcome to the 9-5 grind of the working world—we’re stoked to have you at Kinetix. Blog readers, meet our four smart, fresh-faced interns. This Monday was their first day, and—if you can’t tell—we’re pretty pumped to have them around the joint. We even gave them a slow clap at breakfast… and bagels.
Read below to get to know the interns a little bit. And stay tuned for more intern adventures in the weeks to come!
Matt Russo, University of Mississippi: My name is Matt Russo and I am a rising junior at the University of Mississippi. I am majoring in business with a focus in management. Seeing as how I am returning this summer as head intern for Kinetix, my hope is to use real life experience to really learn if management is the field I wish to pursue. One of my favorite movie lines is “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your going to get.” This was said by Forrest Gump and even though it is such a simple saying, I feel it really relates to the things we encounter in our lifetime. My impression of Kinetix is that it is much more unique than any other company I have seen. They tend to have a swag about how they do things here.
Amelia Coletti, Texas Christian University: My name is Amelia Coletti. I am from Atlanta and am currently a rising sophomore at Texas Christian University. I am a Business major, but have not quite put my finger on what specific field I am most passionate about. These next 8 weeks I hope to zoom in more clearly on the bigger picture of my career path. There is one talent that I already know I have, and that is I can walk in a handstand across the floor—the only thing that has stuck with me after 10 years of gymnastics! One of my favorite lines is from the TV show The Mindy Project when Mindy says, “The only downside of being a woman who can make her own decisions is that you have to make good decisions.” When I first got to Kinetix, I was amazed at how quickly everyone made me feel comfortable by cracking jokes and offering up deliciously warm bagels.
Justin Patel, Princeton University: Hi! My name is Justin Patel. I’m currently a rising sophomore at Princeton University, and I’m planning on majoring in Electrical Engineering with a certificate in Applications of Computing. It’s time for a break from school, though, and I’m excited to be interning at Kinetix. First impressions: traffic anxiety (first morning in the big ATL), orange and purple! (comforting… my school’s colors are orange and black), and a unique corporate scene (it’s open, active, and happy—different from the classic scene I was expecting). All in all, I’m glad to be at Kinetix, and I think it’s going to be a busy and fun summer!
Katie Stout, Emory University: I, Katie Stout, am a fighter. I am competitive, determined, and confident. When people ask me to describe myself, a vision of the Black Knight from Monty Python’s Holy Grail comes to mind as he exclaims, “It’s just a flesh wound,” and continues combat with two missing apendages. (For those of you who haven’t seen this British classic, you will soon learn I quote it. A lot.) I am currently a junior at Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business concentrating in finance. Although I have chosen to focus on finance academically, I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to work hands on with many different sectors of the business world during my time at Kinetix this summer. I look forward to gaining experience in a diverse atmosphere dealing with human resources, marketing, and financial services. At first glance, Kinetix appears to be a fun, creative workplace filled with engaging and fascinating people. I can’t wait to beome a close part of the Kinetix team this summer, and I will hopefully have the opportunity to display some of my cartoon voices on a slow, rainy day.