This is it, my internship here at the Ecology Center is finishing up in these next couple days. While I reflect back on this summer I am so incredibly grateful for the opportunities I’ve had through this organization. I have learned about networking, time management and project development. I have grown as an a employee, but more importantly as a person. Throughout my time here, I have interacted with many people from various backgrounds, which as someone who still feels a little lost on her future was incredibly comforting. The skills I have learned this summer are sure to be transferable in any career path I choose.
This past Monday, my fellow intern Brandon had his last day. As a treat for a summer of hard work, our boss Julia took us out to dinner. During our meal we talked about projects and work and slowly drifted into future ideas. I shocked myself by asking Julia if she would need any help in the fall and even more surprising was her enthusiastic response. On the spot she offered me a work study position for the fall semester. I am honored and excited to continue my work here throughout the school year. I know the work, school and social life balance will be tough, but with proper care I am sure I can find a proper balance.
I want to thank the LSA scholarship committee for allowing me have such a spectacular summer. To the Ecology Center and all of the wonderful staff members, thank you for welcoming me into your family this summer.