I was able to work in a fairly laid back environment and had a huge range of new things to work on daily. Several doors to new types of projects were opened up that I would not have experienced elsewhere.
What I wish was different
There were times where I didn't have much guidance on projects because it was something new, but it also help me to push myself on those projects.
Don't be afraid to reach out to people. This position wasn't listed, I just asked. You never know what type of response you might get. The worst thing that can happen is that they say no.