Do you hang with the team after work?

Currently a sophomore in college interning at a smaller firm. The youngest guys at the firm besides me are ~10 years older than me. It's a pretty chill environment, but I was wondering if it's normal to be spending time with the team after work (I'm not really looking to stay on, they know I'm recruiting for banking for junior year).

At first, I thought it would be weird, considering the age difference. However there's another intern at the firm (in grad school) and he and the guys seem to be arranging time to bro out. Then again, the other interns about the same age as the guys.

Was wondering what you guys typically do. Do y'all typically hang with the team?

Comments (5)

Jun 13, 2018

I may be bias as in consulting you usually have a team you travel with often for longish periods of time, but it's a yes from me. Spending only work time with your team isn't the best thing to do, leisure time helps.

Jun 13, 2018

I recommend it. Even though you're not planning to stay on, these are people who could serve as a recommendation for a future job. The closer you are and the more they know you personally, the better.

Jun 13, 2018

In all my past roles I've had people my age to get drinks with or go on trips with and its always a good time. However, you still need to walk the fine line of not earning the reputation of being a drunkass because even if you only rage on the weekend and perform well during the week, some people still harbor the notion that you are immature and might not take you seriously. But yes, definitely arrange time to chill even if they're a little older.

Jun 13, 2018

build relationships, establish your reputation and character at all times

Jun 13, 2018
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