I’m a grown-up?

First I think that I should start off and tell you that no one more than me could be more surprised that I actually have a real grown-up job. But I suppose, much to my dismay, I could not be like Peter Pan and refuse to grow up. So this leads me to my second thought, what do I want to get out of my internship here at Gorilla 76?

Of course I could be totally cliché and say that I want the work experience. Well, unfortunately for you, it’s true. I want to be able to walk away from this internship not only learning from my mistakes, but as a result, becoming a better writer. I want to learn from people in a line of work that I want to be involved in. I want to walk away from this job better able to communicate with the people that I work with. I want real-life experience. Lucky for me all of this has already happened. Even luckier is that I am having fun learning the ropes.

The cool thing about this internship, which is true about any internship, is knowing that after I leave I will have learned something new. It could be something as simple as how to work a scanner – and, hey, we all know that sometime during our life being able to work a scanner is a handy skill. Or it could be something more important like how to find the right tone to a product or how to simplify my writing. Either way, I know that when I walk out that door, I’ve learned something new that I can take with me to my next job, wherever that might be. All and all, I think that the most important thing that I want to learn from this job is how to become better at what I want to do: advertising. I’m excited for the time that I have left and all the things to come.

And, hey, this internship won’t look so bad on my resume either.

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