Summer Life

I’ve been quite the delinquent blogger since I began my summer internship. After much prodding and guilt-tripping from fellow blogger, Louis, I decided it was time to send an update.

This summer I am working on the Research + Strategy team at a small(ish) design and advertising agency in Boulder, Colorado. Back in May, I was excited to start this internship as that moving into advertising was a total career shift for me. Having spent better part of my post-collegiate years in environmental nonprofits, I couldn’t imagine a bigger change! And of course, moving to (yet another) city is always change that I have welcomed in the past.

In short, I couldn’t be happier with my decision. While some people might say “unpaid internship”, I prefer to think of it as “free summer learning experience!” A month and a half into the internship, I’ve already been very involved in several projects. Currently, I’m working on a new name and logo for a product ready to hit the market – no pressure! The hours are long (10+ hour days are normal), but relative to the hours that we put in at the Freeman School, it doesn’t feel all that strenuous. And it is nice to be able to “walk away” from work at the end of the day as opposed to always feeling like there is more I could be reading, writing, and studying.

I’m also loving Boulder itself. It is nice to escape that New Orleans heat that Louis referred to for the summer! Returning in August is certainly going to be a rude awakening. Here’s the view from my office…awful isn’t it?

As always, if you have any questions, please email!

Sarah

-sgaddis@tulane.edu