/blog

the diary of an intern

I have just finished my first two weeks as a summer intern at Thackway McCord. I have arrived in the middle of ———————————- . So, there’s quite a lot of work and I came just in time to ————– .

 

At first there were a lot of calls. It took me a second to remember how much people actually talk on the phone. I guess you don’t just use text and Snapchat to communicate in the real world. I have adjusted to this foreign form of communication and I actually have my own phone at my desk! I even learned the proper way to answer it. I think that’s one of those invaluable skills they talk about. You know, the type you can’t learn in the classroom. It has undoubtedly become one of my favorite tasks.

 

Of course, there have been the other typical intern errands: the classic coffee run, taking the adorable, scruffy puppy for a walk and ————————————- . But I get to do other things, too. And using my art student training, I cut paper down from 13” by 19” to 11” by 17”! You have to be careful with those X-Acto knives: they are sharp. And cutting a perfectly straight line – even if you have a ruler – can be challenging. Perhaps they were too busy with all of the —————- ; otherwise they would have supervised me with such a large task. But I nailed it.

 

My biggest glory moment has undoubtedly been when I got the “Good Ideas Cup” placed on my desk for thinking of a killer hashtag (if I do say so myself.) Well, the thing is there was a new tagline, I just put it next to the hashtag and then I got the “Good Ideas Cup.” It is a huge deal.

 

But, now at the beginning of week three, it’s still on my desk and I don’t know what to do with it. I’ve slowly started to move it toward Claire’s desk. Just a little push every time I rearrange my desk. I’m only a couple of inches away now. I’ll keep you updated.

 

So far, Rosie is my favorite in the office. I think everyone kind of knows she’s not the hardest working: she does sleep during work almost every day, but no one seems to mind. I’m not totally sure what her role is either. She shows up on the Thackway McCord Instagram sometimes and she always looks so great. But Rosie is my favorite because she is always so excited to see me and she is extremely cheerful with her tail always wagging.

 

The only complaint I have is – – – – – – – – – – – — – – – – – – – – – – — – – – – – – – – – – — – – – – – – – – – – — – – – – – – – – – – — – – – – – – – – – – — – – – – – – – – – – — – – – – – – – – – – — – – – – – – – – – – — – – – – – – – – – – .

 

Overall, I am so excited for the next couple of months. I am most looking forward to ————————————— . That’s all for now. Maybe if you call, I’ll be the one to pick up the phone!

 

IMG_0085

 

Some information has been redacted to protect the privacy of Thackway McCord.

TwitterLinkedInFacebookTumblr