Last week at my internship was pretty interesting. For the first half of the week, I was practically begging people for work. I walked around on several occasions and asked people if they needed help with anything. I got really tired of reading. People wanted to give me things, but they couldn’t because it was stuff that I didn’t know anything about. I finally was given some assignments but I finished them quickly. On Thursday, I started writing tweets (which sounds a lot easier than it is! They have to fit information in 140 characters (spaces included) in a way that people can understand. I also had to put a url at the end of every single one, so that took up at least 15 characters. I was given an assignment to make a bookmark with information about I-9 Central and E-Verify with QR codes on the back, so that was pretty exciting. I also met more people around the office. Everyone is so nice and helpful! I really like working there!
This weekend was a ton of fun too! Friday night, I found out that my dad and brother were going scuba diving out at Lake Rawlings, so I made them take me with them. I woke up before the crack of dawn (same time I wake up to go to DC) and drove out past Richmond in order to go diving. As per usual, the owners are lovely in their own nazi dictator ways… as in if you don’t follow the “rules” (which some are unessecary, such as if you’re not a dive instructor, even though the parking lot isn’t full and there are still plenty of spaces available, you have to park ALL the way across the park.) you will get yelled at in the most rude way possible. The quarry is pretty cool though. We got to dive around cars, buses, planes, play underwater basketball, etc. They had a blackhawk down there somewhere, but it was really cold after a certain depth, and the visibility was horrible, so we didn’t find it.
Sunday, I went to a horse show with my awesome boss, Denise. I had a really good time with her, her friends, and her brother. There was a jump practically in front of us, so it was pretty impressive to see the horses jump over that massive thing right in front of us!
This weekend was exactly what I needed!
Today, I had a short day at work and then I went to Career Boot Camp! It sounded intimidating, but it was actually really cool! We had a keynote speaker, who was pretty good, but she was too soft spoken to be an effective speaker right after lunch. Everyone was falling asleep.
Then, we had to choose two sessions to go listen to. I chose to go to a session about the secret service, and then to listen to a speaker talk about how to interview for a pr job.
Listening to the USSS makes me want to apply for a job doing PR for them if I don’t get offered a job with USCIS! I even told my friend Chris about it since he’s a crim major. I grabbed him a bunch of pamphlets and I got one person’s business card so he can contact someone about working for them when he graduates.
The PR job interviewing one was pretty interesting too, but I already knew a lot of the information they said. It was nice to get an opinion from someone who actually hires people for what I want to do, though.