PaperCut Blog

A PaperCutty pandemic internship

2020 was supposed to be just another year of Swinburne University Professional Placements.

It’s tricky enough balancing full-time placement and study, but add a pandemic on top of that? Yeesh.

Despite the obvious pangs for office life, PaperCutter interns have had their expectations met and then some.

Working as an intern in a pandemic

When I started as an RMIT intern at PaperCut I never would have guessed my tiny studio apartment would also be my workplace.

But for a long time just finding an internship as an international student was a fulltime job in itself.

Despite the pandemic, I’m actually learning more than what I expected when coming to PaperCut.

How the pandemic’s changed printing (for good)

It’s hard to believe it’s been over five months since we made the difficult decision to close our London, Melbourne, and Portland offices.

Here’s what we’ve been up to during the lockdown, and what it means for the future of printing.

On the ground in Wuhan: a COVID-19 AMA

Since late last year one of our software engineers, Mike Zhang, has been locked down in Wuhan, China; ground zero of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

We recently held an AMA with Mike where he fielded questions from all PaperCutters on what it’s been like living in the epicentre of COVID-19. This blog was repackaged from his responses.