Internships

Well, it finally happened.  I’ve reached the final semester of my college career.  While mentally I’m jumping up and down with joy like a seven year old who go his first video game system on Christmas day, I’ve been playing it off like it’s no big deal.  I know it has taken me eleven years to get to this point, and I should be running around the room like crazy, but I feel that it shouldn’t be done.

My friends are all thrilled, my family is ecstatic but I still haven’t fully realized where I am yet.  Once I get closer to the graduation date I’m sure I’ll be running around like that kid on Christmas.  I have slowly realized where I’m headed, I started interning at St. John & Partners in the realm of public relations.  This interaction with adults has been a breath of fresh air in my life.  I’ve been working with kids for almost a decade with an organization called O2B Kids!  Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy my job.  I’ve been a play leader, bus driver, after school/summer camp counselor, I helped in the preschool and I was a supervisor (briefly.)  The job has been very rewarding in itself, helping kids grow up and everything that goes with that.

This internship with people my age has been fantastic.  I’ve only been interning for one week, but the conversations I’m having and the projects I’m working on are on a whole different level than working with kids.  I know I’ll be doing a few of the mundane and menial tasks for the office, but that comes with the territory of interning…or being the low man on the totem pole (just a joke there, nothing derogatory meant.  Ha ha. 🙂 )

I’m now looking forward to the future and what it has in store for me.  Public relations has been a blast learning about in the classroom for the last two years, but putting things in practice has been more fun than I thought it would be.  It helps that I have a fellow intern who seems to be as into this stuff as I am and just as eager to get to work on it.

Learning the ropes of Public Relations

I’m currently a senior at the University of North Florida studying Public Relations.  Creating this blog was, in part, because of my classes.  I figure I’ll just write about my life for awhile, while figuring out what to focus on.

On that note, I’m helping O2B Kids with their recital in Orange Park today and looking forward to seeing the dances and cheers our kids have been practicing all year.  This job definitely has its perks.

They do this in a real theater with costume and set changes, it’s all very professional.  The kids definitely have a blast.  Their parents and family get to sit in the audience and watch the whole thing unfold.  I look forward to being in charge of the curtain again this year.