University Feature

The Social Side of Adobe

August 15, 2012

Adobe encourages a sense of community among its interns and new grad hires.

As one of the social chairs at Adobe’s San Jose office, I was fortunate to have been able to contribute to this togetherness.  We organized get-togethers that included a trip to San Francisco to catch a Giants’ game, bowling night, and a day at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk.  My favorite event had to be the Giants’ game since we were able to meet up with interns from San Francisco, but a day of sun and roller coasters is hard to compete with.  Ultimately, it was the participation of new grads and interns that made the events successful.

San Jose was not the only site where fantastic social events took place.  In Orem, interns and new grad hires went out to see the Dark Knight Rises and visited Color Me Mine, a paint-your-own ceramics studio, where they showed that creativity at Adobe is not limited to technology.  In San Francisco, the social events included a group trip to NightLife at the Academy of Sciences, in addition to the Giants game.

Adobe makes such events possible because it cares about the intern experience and realizes the value of employee connections.  I like to think that, in addition to making the summer more enjoyable, the events made the new grad hires and interns at Adobe a more cohesive group at work.

Adobe offers its interns challenging and exciting work, but when this company pitches work life balance, it actually means it! The social events are an important part of this balance.

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Contributed by Marco D., University Talent Intern, Stanford University.