This summer is going to come with big changes for me. Any of my juniors and seniors out there are sure to understand. Getting an internship over the summer means I am moving up in the world, or, I guess, down.
- Living in a New City
As I said, I’ll be sliding down a bit South to Lansing for my internship, and I’m pretty confident it’s going to be great. I’m looking forward to being in a bigger city than Mount Pleasant. Lansing is a great college city, so I know that there will be so many places tailored to my age group. I can’t wait to explore and try new restaurants or even see what Michigan State has to offer. Although I’ll be fired up forever and I’m a maroon and gold Chip to the core, I’m looking forward to being out of Mount Pleasant. There is something so exciting about getting to know a new city and I think I’m going to have a blast finding new places that I love.
- Working in my Field
I’m excited to get real experience working in the area that I love. I’ve enjoyed being in RSOs and working on projects to build portfolios during college, but being employed is definitely a step up. I’m going to be able to experience real-world issues in my field and I’m going to come out, hopefully, with a better idea of what specifically I want to do when I graduate. I’ll be making great connections and I’ll have people to reach out to and to help guide me through getting a job come next May.
- Having a Full-Time Job
This will be my first ‘Big Kid’ job and I’m ready to meet the challenge of waking up at 7 every day. Okay, that’s a lie, but I better start getting used to the idea. I really am excited to get a taste of what the rest of my life has to offer. College has given me the luxury of sleeping in and only having a few hours of class per day. I don’t want to be shocked when I start working after graduation and I have to cope with being in one place for seven to eight hours a day. I want to build good habits that will follow me into adulthood. Plus, I’m really excited about all the money I’ll be making.
- Meeting New People
I love all my friends dearly, but not a single one of them is going to be doing anything remotely close to what I will be after graduation. I need to learn how to make friends again and I can’t wait to meet the other interns at my job. Not only will I be learning how to work in my field, but I’ll also be able to hear what other students in my area are doing to be competitive and what their experiences are.
- The Weather
Some things never change. As always, I’m just really excited for the sun and some good 70° weather.