Week 1: July 13-17
On Friday July 17th, the marketing interns met with Melina Lombardo to tour around the Crestron campus in Rockleigh, New Jersey. Seeing the campus helped the interns' picture what life in the office would have been like and learned more about product production. First, we toured 6 Volvo where the marketing interns would have been located this summer. We enjoyed seeing what a typical day would have looked like. After seeing the marketing department, we went over to 15 Volvo where we got the chance to tour the Crestron Experience Center. This gave the interns the opportunity to see Crestron products in action. After a great morning we went to a Crestron favorite, Biddy O'Malley's for lunch. We enjoyed a delicious meal outside where we able to talk for the first time in person. During lunch Melina was able to provide us with examples from her past work experience and hear about how our internship experiences have been thus far. The interns were able to share laughs and stories which wouldn’t have been the same through a virtual setting. After lunch, the group headed over to 22 Link, the Research Center space, where Hemant Dhanrajani gave a very detailed tour of the labs and facilities. The interns were very impressed to learn how much goes into the production and testing of each product. We also gained more knowledge in relation to each of our individual products which will help us market them better amongst our specific marketing channels. Our favorite part of the Research Center tour was getting to see the many brands and hundreds of TVs on the walls connected through DM NVX, that Crestron tests to see if they are compatible with their technology and adhere to our security standards. After a fun filled day, we had to say goodbye to Melina, but we all still wanted to catch up more, so we went to Starbucks for a small intern bonding activity. Meeting in person allowed us to build stronger connections with one another and find similarities. Although we have been connecting virtually, meeting in person solidified our bonds.