About 2 weeks ago my friends and I went to visit Bloomberg Building located at 120 Park Avenue in Manhattan. Right across from Grand Central Station on the South Side between 41st and 42nd Street. When I entered, they took a picture of me, put my face on a piece of paper with my name on it and put it in a lanyard. I then made my way up to the 11th floor where you are greeted by many creative people. It was a very optimistic and calm environment right away. They had a bunch of stations where you can network and chat, as well as a bunch of snacks. Another cool addition was the amount of fish tanks they had in there. So many fish, so little space! It was like a mini aquarium and was a very good conversation starter.
I ended up speaking with a few different people who work for Bloomberg. One person that really stood out to me was Ethan McCarty. He gave a bunch of great information about what to do and what not to do when you work for a well-established company. He told us to don’t get overwhelmed, and always say yes to your boss or a client (Even if you know you won’t have enough time to do it). Another person (I forgot his name) showed us how they use after effects for a lot of their work. He showed us a little bit of the tedious process that’s involved behind the scenes when creating ADs for Bloomberg.
l gave each of them my buisiness card as well.
Here is an email exchange between me and 2 of the people who spoke.