Tenable Summer Interns Take on Camden Yards!
On Thursday evening, all of the interns left work a little early to head down to Camden Yards to catch the Orioles game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Multiple cars of interns carpooled down to meet for a quick bite at Pickles Pub, a classic restaurant next to the stadium. This was the first time we got to meet up with the rest of the interns since our orientation. At first, a lot of us were inclined to chat with the people we already knew from our floors or our departments. After a few minutes though, it was easy for everyone to open up and meet people they haven’t had a chance to talk to yet.
The forecast didn’t look great, so we came prepared to get rained on. Sure enough, it started pouring just as we arrived at the stadium. We waited out the storm by getting food and drinks and catching up with everyone who didn’t make it to Pickles. Waiting for the game to start was a great opportunity to hear not only what projects people were working on, but also get to know people outside of their departments. It’s easy to forget where people are from or go to school after those quick first day introductions, so chatting before the game was a great way to find out a little more about different people.
Fortunately, after a 30 minute rain delay, the skies cleared so we could enjoy watching the game! We had great seats behind first base. For the interns who aren’t from the Baltimore area, an Orioles game is a great way to get to know Baltimore a little more. For me, it was really cool to get to share some of Baltimore with everyone from out of state. While a few people were not quite ready for Orioles fans to yell the “O” in the national anthem, those of us who are from the city were quick to explain. For at least one intern, it was her first time attending a Major League Baseball game ever! Luckily, our group had a good mix of baseball fans who explained some of the more important parts of the game.
I felt like this game was the perfect environment for the interns to feel more comfortable with each other and more comfortable with Tenable. The final score of the game, for those who stuck around, was 12 - 3, with the Blue Jays securing the win. The Orioles may have lost, but it was a win for Team Tenable!
Written by Claire McKenna: Research Intel & Publications Intern