Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Katie Reflects on her Internship

Well this is my last blog as a summer intern, and I think I might cry! It has been an unbelievable experience that I am so thankful to have been a part of. I finished off the summer strong with Showdown in Virden, and it was amazing. I thank all the participants and am very excited about Showdown next year. As my internship comes to a close I wanted to share a few things I learned over this summer.
  1. There is no such thing as a bad question. Everyone has questions so be open to them, and answer them honestly, because they may not know the answer. 
  2. A Yaris is one of the best cars to have for internship! Over the summer I travelled over 6,000 km with my little blue rocket, and it sure showed me that bigger isn’t always better! My little car got me to all the places I needed to go, and with pretty good gas mileage too.
  3. Living out of a suitcase is not that bad. The month of July I was home for 3 days the whole month, which meant a lot of living out of a suitcase. It is not as bad as some say it is, but I was definitely happy to sleep in my own bed again.
  4. Never underestimate a home cooked meal. You do not realize how good a home cooked meal is until you’ve eaten nothing but take-out for a whole month!


  5. Do not be afraid to put yourself out there. I was afraid to apply for the internship but figured, the worst thing they could say is no. And looking back I am so happy I did. This has been one of the best summers of my life.
It has been an amazing summer, and I would encourage all youth who fit the criteria to apply. It is an amazing opportunity that you will never forget. I had a great time and thank you to all the wonderful people I met, and to all the people who helped make this summer the best summer of my life!

I hope all is well with everyone, and best of luck to everyone in upcoming shows, and with whatever life may throw at you, from what I have learned this summer Angus people truly are the best people.

Posted by Katie Olynyk
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