I wrote this from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.
Even after two whole weeks of classes back at college, I’m still not used to not going into work for the Orange County Breeze. The differences between my class schedule and the work schedule make it hard to adjust to being a student again, not to mention remembering to do all the homework the professors assign. True, one might compare homework to writing up articles, but the atmosphere here at college is completely different from the one at the OC Breeze. It is far less relaxed. I find myself missing working for the OC Breeze sometimes.
I had lots of fun meeting people in the community and learning about the various businesses that are around. There’s no way I would have learned about them had I not worked for the OC Breeze. Being dragged to the Chamber networking breakfasts by the boss definitely helped with getting me to meet people and hear about the various businesses in the area, and despite the fact that the meetings required me to get up early in the morning, I find myself missing those, too. The information I learned and people I met there were very interesting.
Despite all the work I had to do, publishing most of the courtesy articles, researching and writing up my own articles that were assigned to me, as well as making sure the boss went to the ten million meetings she managed to squeeze into a single day, I believe that meeting all those people in the community and seeing how much they appreciate what we were doing made it well worth the work involved. I would like to thank everyone who made my time at the Orange County Breeze a memorable one.
Really, thank you very much.
Bonnie Wiedel, who served as an unpaid office intern at Orange County Breeze for her Fall and Winter quarters, looks up at a statue of Mario the Magnificent, Drexel University’s mascot. Bonnie returned two weeks ago to Philadelphia to continue her studies.
- Change in personnel at Orange County Breeze (oc-breeze.com)