Published On: June 25, 2008
Two weeks after graduating from The University of the South, I packed up my belongings from home in Charlotte, N.C., and moved to Nashville. I started my internship with JLB WORKS on the second day of June, and continue to be fascinated and eager to learn everyday.
There are countless things that I have done as an intern at JLB. I have spent a lot of time writing articles, taking pictures at events and updating FranklinIs.com. It has been a lot of fun, and my enthusiasm for the website has probably begun to bother my friends. I also had an amazing opportunity to write nine articles for the Williamson County Fair Guide. It was a challenge because of my lack of experience with county fairs (and magazine-style writing in general), but I ended up being able to connect my personal experiences to the experiences of fair competitors.
I have also had the privilege to work with the creative minds and self-proclaimed “people of action (aka action figures)” at JLB. I was apprehensive about interning for such esteemed individuals with unimaginable superpowers … possibly this is where my psychology degree could come in and somehow I could warp their minds!
It turned out that mind games were not the superheroes weakness, but they are terrified of insects, spiders and the like. I quickly figured out that my superpower was being able to ward off tiny, eight-legged creatures and squirming cockroaches. So, I am happy that I have a superpower to contribute, even if it is killing the insects found crawling around the offices.
I am really looking forward to the second half of my internship and the challenges ahead.