Well folks, this is it, the last of my summer internship blog posts. I will be officially finished with work this Thursday, August 25, which just happens to be my 21st birthday :) This last weekend was an eventful one; the Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival which I've been working hard on all summer finally happened! It was a ton of fun and I was really pleased with how it turned out. However, it was about 12 hours on my feet, so I'm a bit exhausted. I suppose my last bit of advice would be to tie up loose ends and make sure to take examples of your work with you for future jobs.
Next week, I will be loading the photos I took, the videos I made and the press releases I wrote onto a zip drive. I will be packing up the festival components and re-organizing the computer files that I used to pull it all together. I'll say good-bye to my co-workers, give my boss a little gift, watch one last Sparky Show and be on my way. It is definitely a sad thing for me, but on the bright side, the fact that I'm sad means I had a blast this summer at my job! They didn't even pay me and I want to keep working there. Now I know that I love non-profits and small organizations and that they are a great fit for my future.
I was extremely dedicated to my work and I know it has shown. My boss actually had me go into the channel 5 studio to do an interview about the festival we put on! In the future I can definitely ask him for a recommendation, and I know it will be glowing. Before you leave your internship, make sure to get contact information for people you will want to be in touch with, for personal or professional reasons. You never know when you might need to ask something of them or have something to offer in return. Make sure to take as much of your work as possible with you. I'll be gathering up the programs flyers and map that I helped put together for the festival. Last but not least, make your mother proud and say thank you to each person who worked with you and helped you learn.
Alright, I'm getting nostalgic and rambling. So now I will say good-bye. Best of luck to you all in your internship endeavors, whether you love it or hate it, I know you'll all learn a lot! Thanks for reading, and feel free to contact,
<3 Emily Smythe