Saturday, June 4, 2011
I have been blessed with an amazing opportunity. I am interning at the Duke University Sports Information Office for the next three weeks. I will be blogging about my experience here! Monday is my first day. Any body who knows me knows that this is a dream come true for me. I was able to get the internship through my initiative, the Lagrange Career Development Center and one of my professors, Alvin Lingenfelter. My awesome professor also helped me find housing for my internship. I am staying with LaGrange Alumni, a young couple Danielle and Ryan Snider, they went to Lagrange and he just graduated from Duke Divinity School. You hear all the time how important networking is but all of this has really shown me how true that sentiment is. My dad helped me move up here to Durham on Friday and has stayed to buy books around the Durham area and is going to head home tomorrow after church at the Chapel. I am so excited about my internship and a good bit nervous to be honest. I didn't really realize that I was nervous about it until I was packing Thursday night. It kinda snuck up on me. I mean I knew the internship was getting here really soon. But I was just excited. Then I realized that I was packing for it, and was scared of what that meant. I am still kinda scared. I've been okay for the past two days just being up here, but even writing this and knowing that tomorrow is the last day before I start working scares me. It's just that this is Duke. I live and breathe Duke. In high school some girl I'd never seen before ( or after, for that matter) walked up to me one day ( when I wasn't wearing a Duke shirt or anything) and says hey your that girl that's obsessed with Duke, right? and I just laughed and said yeah I guess that'd be me. But the point is this internship is pretty much a dream for me. And I really don't want to screw it up. I have passion going for me. I just want to soak it all in and learn as much as I can. But I really hope that I impress them and I don't know I just want to do great!