Upon walking into the Boyden office on my first day, I have to admit that I felt a bit intimidated and anxious. “Everyone looks so professional!”, “Will I fit in?”, “What if I don’t enjoy working here?” are all thoughts that crossed my mind. However, all those fears quickly vanished into thin air as two of my colleagues came over to introduce themselves and what Boyden is all about. They then went on to give us a thorough tour of their facility, introduced us to all their colleagues, and assigned us our first projects.
This week, I began working on a couple of projects that really allowed me to dive into what executive searching is and explore this whole new career option that I never even knew existed before. The work that I’ve been doing enables a vital connection to be established between successful executives and Board members and organizations across all sectors, and it’s surprisingly gratifying to do so.
Although I’ve only been here for a week, I feel as though I’ve been here for much longer as everyone has been so open, kind, and welcoming! I’ve truly gained some valuable experience here that I am sure to carry with me for the rest of my life, and I can’t wait to see what the next weeks have to offer!