We first met Colin when he interned with us two summers ago, and we were amazed at how quickly he felt like part of the team. Now, we’re thrilled to announce that Colin decided to join us full-time in February as our newest Assistant Account Manager. Since coming on board, Colin’s can-do attitude and ability to tackle any project thrown his way have made him an invaluable asset to our client services team. We caught up with Colin over a slice of pizza (his favorite food group) to learn more about him and his role at eCity. Welcome aboard, Colin!
What is Your Daily Routine at eCity?
I like to start off my day with some Peet’s Big Bang coffee from the 1776 kitchen. From there, it’s different depending on the week or even the day of the week. Every Friday, we have our agency-wide production meeting, which is a great opportunity to see what projects are in the works. On a monthly basis, I schedule time to assist the project team and act as the PM for our hosting and maintenance projects. The remainder of my time is spent researching potential clients and competitors as we near the launch of our next vertical.
Describe Your Resume at a Glance.
I like to describe myself as a “Swiss Army Knife.” In high school, I dreamed of running a production company, so I pursued Media Studies and Production at Temple University. This degree equipped me with a variety of production skills while also providing business and entrepreneurial skills applicable to almost any profession, which is why I’m a huge advocate of the degree for students who might be undecided.
Otherwise, I’ve worked at a bar, co-produced a student-run radio show for a few years, and of course interned with eCity.
If you had a week off, you’d spend it…
No matter what time of year it is, I’d love to spend a week in Vermont. There’s great skiing in the winter and water-filled quarries to swim in during the summer. It’s essentially the perfect place.
Why did you want to join eCity?
I knew the small business environment was a great way for me to start my career. It presents the opportunity to wear many hats and avoid staying siloed. I have the opportunity to interact with everyone at the office on a daily basis, which is something I really appreciate and try to take advantage of.
Who or what do you draw inspiration from?
I draw a lot of inspiration from the other startups in the 1776 workplace. It’s exciting to see how hard the other entrepreneurs are hustling, and it serves as a constant reminder to do the best I can day in and day out. Otherwise, I try to stay plugged into the Philly tech scene and up-to-date on what fellow Temple alumni are up to. For me, it’s important to see what people who come from a similar background have been able to make of their careers. Temple alumni are great at finding ways to advance or give back to this city, which is something that inspires me.
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
My superpower of choice is ice manipulation, and I’d kill to have the swagger that Frozone has in The Incredibles. The ability to ski/skate anywhere I go would be the greatest. It would also save me from having to buy a car anytime soon.
What has been the highlight of your time here thus far?
I’ve really enjoyed the agency lunch and learns. I’m not afraid to poach the last slice(s) of pizza, and I think it’s a great opportunity to get the whole team together in one room. I’ve found the meetings to be really inspiring in keeping me focused heading into the afternoon.
The Best restaurant in Philadelphia is…
I’m a big fan of Little Pete’s Diner on Fairmount, mostly because of the top-notch people watching. A close second, and I know it’s cheating, is the new Yard’s Brewhouse. It has a great kitchen, great staff…and great beer.