Performance was a huge part of my high school experience; I was the president of my school’s Drama Club, I acted in sixteen shows, and I directed our senior class production of Grease. A new play came along with practically every new academic quarter, and the Drama Club was a very serious commitment; we’d spend hours on end (sometimes until nine or ten at night) rehearsing, blocking, choreographing, and more.
I didn’t go to college for acting—in fact, I went for neuroscience. For those who’ve read my previous blogs (particularly this one), I entered Hopkins as a pre-med neuroscience major hoping to become the next Sanjay Gupta. While I’ve always loved singing and acting, I thought my drama days would come to an end after high school.
During an accepted students event at Hopkins during my senior year of high school, my parents and I attended a performing arts showcase. For two hours, we watched Hopkins’ various dance groups, a cappella groups, and improvisation groups. I remember the Mental Notes very clearly; they sang “Kiss the Girl” from The Little Mermaid and I thought they were hilarious and very talented.
The Mental Notes is JHU’s only comedy a cappella group, and, when I watched them perform at the O-show during my freshman orientation, I remembered loving them the year before. I auditioned, and lo-and-behold, I got in! Click here to read my blog about getting in to the Mental Notes. The Mental Notes rehearse a little less frequently than the Scarsdale High School Drama Club (usually for seven hours a week), but any performing arts group is still a huge time commitment; we have one big concert every semester and about five or six other small performances including a potential off-campus tour.
Anyone who’s been in plays will tell you the same thing: there’s no substitute for the feeling that a performer gets before going on stage—the butterflies in your stomach, the shivers running down your neck, the whole shebang. These sensations begin occurring the day before (sometimes the week before) a performance, and they’re absolutely irreplaceable. I started to get these pre-performance jitters just before my first Mental Notes concert at Hopkins, and I instantly remembered why I had felt the need to join a performing arts group.
This past weekend was my second to last Mental Notes concert at Hopkins. My family, my boyfriend, and over two hundred Hopkins students came out, filling up the Bloomberg auditorium until people had to flood the aisles and stand along the back wall. This concert marked my last as the president of the Mental Notes.
My a cappella group has—by far—been the most rewarding experience for me as a college student; I’ve had the unique opportunity to mix two of my favorite things in the world (comedy and singing) all while spending time with some of the most amazing and diverse personalities that Johns Hopkins has to offer. The time has flown by so quickly and it’s pretty unbelievable that I only have one more Mental Notes concert left, but I’m fully dedicated to making it my best concert yet. As the Mental Notes were established in 1994, our next concert (in the spring of 2014) marks the group’s 20th anniversary. I’m looking forward to a huge alumni reunion post-show and a remarkable 20th anniversary concert that will send me and my fellow Mental Notes seniors out with a bang!
Well, this is it. This morning I had the last Writing Seminars pre-registration of my undergraduate career. Pre-registration allows majors to enroll in required courses before the actual registration date to ensure they can complete all their course requirements before graduation. Actual registration is on November 11th, and then it will really hit me.
I love registering for classes. I’ve always loved preparing for a new school year or a new semester. Buying school supplies is one of my favorite activities (I promise I do other fun things, too), and “new notebook” is one of my favorite smells. Organizing my schedule at Hopkins, however, is far and above the best.
My friends and I always look forward to the day when new classes are released online. We read and re-read the course descriptions and energetically send text messages back and forth, trying to convince one another to sign up for the same classes. Building my schedule is like a game to me—I add classes, drop them, and then add them again, moving things around to create the most desirable schedule with the best possible professors.
Beginning a new semester is just as fun; particularly the first week (when the real school work hasn’t yet begun) when it’s all about getting to know your classmates, professors, and course layouts. Many of my friends plan on going to graduate school after Hopkins. I don’t. It still hasn’t hit me that next semester could be my last semester of classes for my entire life. It may be my last time shopping for school supplies, labeling folders, taking notes, and having homework.
While many people might see this as a good thing (and I partially do, as well), I can’t help but feel a sense of nostalgia. I’ve always loved school. I used to play “school” with my twin sister when we were younger, before we had any real schoolwork to do; we’d switch off being the teacher and the student and we’d prepare class lessons, assign homework, and give presentations. I still vividly remember the first day I was given real homework—I came home with a huge smile on my face and was disappointed when it only took me five minutes to complete.
As scary as it sounds, graduation is just around the corner. I technically have months and months to go, but I’ve done this before—I know how quickly the time flies. In the meantime, I’m getting excited to register for spring classes, even if this is my final go-around. My courses at Hopkins have yet to disappoint me, so I’m really looking forward to the spring!
In previous years, I’ve almost always gone home for Fall Break. For me, a 3-day weekend means time to get away from schoolwork and relax with family. This year, however, was different. The JHU Mental Notes (my comedy a cappella group) went on tour during break; on Friday night an a cappella group from Haverford College came to Hopkins to sing with us, and on Saturday night we traveled to Washington D.C. to sing with an a cappella group from George Washington University.
Although it was this tour that kept me from going home over break, most of my weekend wasn’t consumed by a cappella; tour only took up Friday night and Saturday, but I had all day Friday, and all of Sunday and Monday to hang out in Baltimore!
After class on Friday, some friends and I took a trip to the mall in the Inner Harbor (Harborplace and The Gallery) and got frozen yogurt and manicures (I know, can we get any more girly?). I wanted to get a design on one of my nails but, through a series of mishaps, I wound up getting rhinestones. I guess they look cool…
Before my trip to D.C. on Saturday, I noticed that my iPhone wouldn’t charge. Normally, I’d go to the Apple Store right away, but, as I was leaving for D.C. within the hour (and the charge was rapidly draining from my phone), I had to do without my phone on tour (gasp!) and instead, planned to go to the Genius Bar on Sunday. My friend, Elizabeth, and I made a day out of it! We rode the Collegetown Shuttle (a free shuttle service) from Hopkins to the Towson Mall, and spent five hours enjoying Fall Break. We went to the Apple Store where I got a replacement phone, we enjoyed a delicious lunch at P.F. Chang’s, we got makeovers in Sephora, and we—yes—ate frozen yogurt (once again, I know—girly!).
Time spent on campus (or just in Baltimore) without having classes to attend is invaluable. Fall Break gave my friends and I the chance to explore our city, to ride the Collegetown Shuttle, and to enjoy each other’s company—oh, and frozen yogurt.
September becomes October, 80 degree weather gradually gives way to a wet Baltimore fall, classes start picking up steam, and summertime memories begin to fade. I had an amazing summer in New York City; time spent with my family, friends, and community was invaluable, and my internship at JWT helped guide me on my (ever-so-hopeful) path towards post-Hopkins employment! JWT brought so many different people into my life—people with whom I’ve remained in touch as the weeks and months have begun to slip by.
People often consider summer internship programs to be a set block of time. They wake up early, plow through the work, and go home—repeat for two months. When the summer’s over, it’s “Hello college” and “Goodbye working world.” They leave just as effortlessly as they came, forgetting the names of the coworkers they spent 9+ hours a day with for ten straight weeks. I’ve seen people make this mistake. I’ve watched them breakdown entirely, realizing they failed to take down names and emails, wondering how will I ever get a job now?
I’ve observed these people and I’ve learned from them. At JWT, I created a file with everyone’s name, job title, and email address. I put post-internship reminders in my calendar to reach out to and catch up with my boss, and I wrote down all I possibly could about what I did on a daily basis so that I could properly update my résumé. Lo and behold, about five weeks later, I’m well into my senior year at Hopkins, and—after keeping in touch and being sure to remain at the forefront of my coworkers’ minds—the head of production at JWT reaches out to me and asks if I’m available to do some off-site work for an upcoming shoot and invites me to come back to NYC to work on the set!
I signed a confidentiality agreement with JWT and with Clinton Kelly (so there’s not too much I can share about the actual shoot), but I got to spend the entire day with JWT’s Macy’s team, and even had the chance to meet and take a couple of selfies with Clinton Kelly from TLC’s “What Not to Wear.” As a fashion and lifestyle expert, Clinton answered people’s Twitter questions in a series of short and hilarious YouTube videos (over 30). I’ve embedded my favorite one below.
Summer jobs don’t need to be a 10-week deal. If you do it right, an internship can lead to another internship, freelance work, or even an entry-level job. Senior year has been really strange; I want to focus on my schoolwork, but I know that this is the time to crack down and start figuring out my life. Even though many companies I’d like to apply to don’t begin recruiting until after May, it’s a stress that will be weighing on me for the entirety of the year, as I’m surrounded by tons of others who are in the same boat and many people who already have jobs lined up. All I can do is continue to reach out, remain in touch, and—when the time comes—show them what I’ve got!
Senior year has begun and I’m enrolled in four amazing classes—Advanced Fiction, Intermediate Poetry, Subatomic World, and Trauma in Theory, Film, and Fiction. Deciding which courses to take can be tough; many students spend weeks at the beginning of a new school year adding and dropping classes after realizing that the course material doesn’t fit their interests or that they need different credits for their major.
My trauma course has, thus far, been one of the most fascinating classes I’ve taken at Hopkins. Our professor, Ruth Leys, seeks to break down the representation of trauma in literary theory, psychiatry, and more. The class primarily focuses on the traumatic events of WWII in Nazi Germany, but Professor Leys makes sure to keep the course material open-ended and easily digestible. Professor Leys was my Animal Minds professor in the spring of my sophomore year, and I definitely made the right move by enrolling in another one of her classes. She’s so passionate about education, and her genuine interest in the subjects she teaches really inspires her students.
Recently, my friends and I spoke about our favorite classes at Hopkins, and I decided to share some of their quotes with you! Current students: keep these classes in mind for your future at Hopkins. Prospective students and incoming freshmen: I hope that some of these classes and professors inspire you to come visit Hopkins to learn more about this amazing academic institution!Musical Theater from Aristophanes to Leonard Bernstein
“I joined this class two weeks late after dropping another class, and professor Susan Weiss welcomed me in warmly. She and I got coffee before I joined the class, and I could tell right away how passionate and inspirational she was. The final project is a production put on by the entire class—some students are going to sing, others will play instruments, and I hope to work on the set design. After telling Professor Weiss that my father works in the music business, she invited him to come in and speak to our class!”
–Allie Fink, Class of 2014
Classics of Art Criticism
“This fall, I look forward to Tuesdays and class with Professor Michael Fried. He’s telling us about the great art critics—Denis Diderot, Charles Baudelaire, Roger Fry and Clement Greenberg—and he’s also teaching us how to think. It’s a thrilling experience, sitting in a seminar room with the man who reconstituted our definitions of modern art. Professor Fried also writes poetry and contributes to and edits the cultural engine nonsite.org. He’s a humanist in every sense of the word, and his passionate command of Western culture inspires me completely.”
–Liza McIntosh, Class of 2014
Contemporary International Politics
“My favorite class that I’ve taken at Hopkins was Contemporary International Politics (CIP) with Steven David. Even though I took this fall of my freshman year, I have yet to find another class that I love quite so much. The incredible thing about Hopkins is that you are not only surrounded by such smart people but by truly passionate people, as well. Professor David’s love, passion, and knowledge for the subject made me—someone who is usually counting down the clock—not want the class to end.”
–Liz Mauer, Class of 2014
Structure of the Nervous System
“This upper level neuroscience class is taught at the medical school and mimics the neuroscience curriculum taught to the medical students at JHMI. Despite the level of difficulty of the class, it was one of my favorite courses at Hopkins and was one of the most dynamic, interactive learning environments that I’ve ever had the chance to be a part of. Even though it was the first time this class was taught, the fear of how we would be tested was easily overcome by how easily digestible the professor made the material. Also, Dr. Hendry has been one of my favorite professors for all four years, and I was glad that my capstone neuroscience class was taught by him.”
–Joseph Nugent, Class of 2013
Baltimore and The Wire
“My favorite class at Hopkins is Baltimore and The Wire, taught by one of the smartest professors at Hopkins, Dr. Beilenson. The Wire deals directly with the public health issues in the city of Baltimore and how politicians and public policy workers try to solve drug and crime related problems in the city. We’ve had several key political figures and famous actors come speak to the class. After taking this class, I was encouraged, along with several classmates, to start a tutoring/mentoring program at a local Baltimore high school.”
–Daniel Corbett, Class of 2014
My friends quoted above are studying everything from International Relations to Neuroscience, and from Economics to Art History. A common theme in all of our conversations was how smart their professors are, and how passionate he/she is about the subject material. I can’t tell you how many people claimed that their professor is “the smartest professor at Hopkins.”
Hopkins students love to learn. Do we love to learn so much because our professors are so amazing, or do we find our professors so amazing because we love to learn? I guess we’ll never know. Either way, Hopkins professors are obviously doing something right! I’m so proud to be part of a university where students and faculty get along this wonderfully.
I had an intense summer; my internship was incredibly valuable and a whole lot of fun, but in my last few weeks home we lost somebody very special to my brother, Robbie, and to my entire family. Robbie’s best friend, Jonny, passed away after a traumatic head injury. Jonny was one of the funniest, happiest guys I had ever met. Robbie’s friends have always been nice to my sister and me, but Jonny went above and beyond—walking me home from the subway station this summer, crashing our brother/sister dinners, and so much more.
Over 1,000 people showed up to his funeral, and just about half of that attended the burial. Robbie and about thirty of his closest friends used shovels at the gravesite until they had fully buried their best friend. Jonny had four older brothers, was an uncle to many, and an inspiration to every single life he touched. He changed me. Definitely. These tragic circumstances have brought me closer to Jonny’s family as well as my own.And now I’m back at Hopkins. And what else? I’m a senior. It sounds weird. It feels weird. It is weird.
I’ve moved back into my apartment, wiped down the dust that accumulated over the summer months, and thoroughly explored the newly renovated (and absolutely beautiful) CharMar. It’s unbelievable how much I miss Hopkins when I’m away. I met with a prospective student this week, and when she asked me if I liked JHU I was at a complete loss for words. The campus, the friends, the atmosphere here…
I stumbled, talking in complete circles until I came to the conclusion that there are no words. It’s indescribable, inexplicable; it’s just a “feeling.” It’s the total combination of everything that makes Hopkins feel like home to me.It’s the crunch of the leaves under our feet as the Mental Notes trek across campus together to rehearse for our fall a cappella concert, it’s the thunderous clap of our hands as my Phi Mu sisters and I welcome the newest pledge class into our family, it’s the subtle crinkle of my bag of chips as I slowly attempt to pass them to my friend under the table in the silence of the library.
Okay, I guess I can explain it to some extent; a random amalgamation of familiar sounds, scents, sights, and events. But it would go on forever, so I’ll stop there.
Upon rereading what I’ve written so far, this post sounds a bit melancholy. It’s like I’m already nervous about the end, but the truth is my senior year hasn’t even begun yet. I have an entire year to create new memories, laugh, sing, and party with both old and new friends. What more could a girl ask for? Let the senior year awesomeness begin!
Here’s to a new school year to come, and to never forgetting the past. Rest peacefully, Jonny. We love you.
I’m used to being away from home. I’ve spent seven summers at camp in Pennsylvania, 3 years at Hopkins in Baltimore, and a semester abroad in London, England.
After going off to college, however, I’ve learned that summertime means coming back and relaxing in the comfort of my own home with my family and friends. This summer has been a summer of many firsts—my first paid internship, my first legal drink (only a few days left!!), and my first summer breaking tradition and living away from home.
I’m spending the summer in NYU housing in Manhattan with my twin sister and two of our friends from Hopkins. The location is fabulous, full of college students, and constantly abuzz. The dorms are similar to those at JHU, and since I’m living with college friends, it honestly feels like I’m at school with a full-time job instead of classes.
My internship at JWT has been incredibly rewarding and tons of fun thus far; I’ve even had the opportunity to blog for the JWT Summer Intern Blog Series (click here to read my first post). I love the other interns that I’m working with! We gather for an intern speaker series every week and we even have the chance to engage in some fun and unique intern outings such as a scavenger hunt around NYC, a day of community service, an advertising networking day, and more.
Living in Manhattan has been an exciting experience in and of itself. I’m used to planning the end of my workday around the MetroNorth train schedule from Grand Central back to my hometown in Westchester. Without the added stress of figuring out which trains run an express service, running to make it there on time, and organizing who is going to pick me up and drive me home, the last few hours of the work day become quite relaxing. I can stay however late I need to finish what I’m working on, and the commute back to my dorm is never longer than 10 minutes.
My brother—who’s been a working man in the real world for just over a year now—actually lives in an apartment around the corner from my summer dorm! Since he went off to college two years before I did and has spent most of his summers living in NYC, it’s actually been about six years since we’ve lived in the same area. I can’t express how nice it’s been living in such close proximity to him and being able to grab lunch or dinner on a moment’s notice (did I mention that his office is around the corner from mine, too?).
Although I’m technically living in Manhattan, I still find myself commuting home on most weekends to spend time with my parents. As much as I love the city, it’s nice to get out of the heat—I now think of my house in the suburbs as a “country” house.
I’m getting so excited to head back to Hopkins in late August, but I absolutely cannot believe that I’m going to be a senior! I’ve heard from just about every recent graduate that senior year flies by and will be gone before I know it, so I’m fully prepared to soak up and enjoy every single moment that’s ahead of me.
Earlier this month, I took a trip to New York City for an admitted student reception with one of the JHU admissions officers and six other current students (including my twin sister). The admissions officer accompanying us was John Birney, or JB—the Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions and the admissions counselor that admitted me to JHU almost 4 years ago!
JB has worked at Hopkins for close to fifteen years and is the type of guy that every student would refer to as “cool.” When he invited the seven of us to attend the admitted student reception, he tried to bribe us to come along with promises of bringing snacks for the 4-hour ride. He asked for snack requests and each of us offered one or two suggestions.
When we made our way to the van on the morning of the reception, however, we were blown away. Our (otherwise creepy) white van had been converted into a sweet factory, fully stocked with—what appeared to be—a lifetime supply of delicious treats. JB brought close to sixty bags of chips, packs upon packs of Sour Patch Kids and Sour Patch Watermelon, an entire case of fruit snacks, pretzels, Goldfish, and more, as well as a cooler filled to the brim with water, soda, and tons of Capri Sun juice packs (the fan favorite).
By the time we arrived in New York we were hyped-up, to say the least. The reception went swimmingly; we had the privilege of talking about The Johns Hopkins University for three hours as we shared our stories and thoughts with 30+ admitted students and their families. My parents met us in NYC and came to the reception, as well—my dad even gave a short speech about how fantastic JHU has been to his daughters and how the school fosters unparalleled parent-university relationships.
I volunteer in the admissions office for a reason—I love Johns Hopkins. I love everything about the university: the campus, the professors, the people, the city, and the student atmosphere. And while I could probably talk about Hopkins forever, this trip to NYC was not my favorite memory of Spring 2013 because of the admitted student reception. To be completely honest, the van rides to and from NYC were the highlights of the day.
I didn’t know all of the other students when we first took off on our journey, but after a total of eight hours singing Les Misérables, Taylor Swift, and Pitch Perfect, reaching over one another to grab handfuls of snacks, and passing Capri Sun packs around, deciding if we liked Kiwi Strawberry or Pacific Cooler best, I’d say we got pretty close.
JB, however, wins MVP for the van ride—the man had us cracking up for hours and even treated us to some Shake Shack on the ride home! Above all, he truly made us feel like we were his friends; each time I reminded myself that he was the one who admitted me to Hopkins, I’d feel a deep connection to the university and would smile knowing that I’m a part of an institution where the Senior Director of admissions is such a great friend to his students.
I hope our team did a nice job of recruiting some awesome new incoming freshmen in NYC for the Class of 2017, but for those still deciding, consider this: if you choose to attend Johns Hopkins University, I can guarantee that you will feel like you’re a part of something. Whether that feeling reverberates across your four years here as you participate in a club or an on-campus organization, or whether you feel it for 10 hours straight on a road trip to and from NYC, arriving back at JHU at 1:00am on a school night—you will feel it. Congratulations again and good luck with your decision!
This semester has been one of my busiest yet. I’m taking 15 credits across five courses, and one of my classes (Advertising & Integrated Marketing Communication) is essentially a job.
For the past few years, JHU has been selected to compete against 19 other schools in a nationwide marketing competition. The Advertising & Integrated Marketing Communication class is converted into a full-service ad agency and works to create an integrated marketing campaign for its ‘client.’ The program is designed to give students real life, hands-on business experience in a classroom setting.
This year, our client is larger than ever before—Honda! Honda has asked us to develop an integrated marketing communications plan to increase purchase consideration of the 2013 Honda Civic Sedan among the Gen Y target market.
Our class has transformed into an ad agency called Global Blue Strategies and we’ve divided into five departments (research, campaign strategy & implementation, public relations & social media, advertising & multimedia, and budget & finance). We’ve been working for weeks on end to develop a campaign theme, message, and slogan, to design a website, T-shirts, and print ads, and to generate campus-wide buzz through events, contests, and giveaways.
I was incredibly surprised when I went to test-drive the 2013 Honda Civic Sedan. The car is beautiful and contains features that are clearly geared towards my generation (SMS text function—reads your text messages out loud and allows you to reply with pre-set options, Pandora compatibility, USB Audio Interface, navigation, a back-up camera, and so much more). However, our research demonstrated (through surveys, focus groups, and in-depth interviews) that many college students see the Honda brand as a hand-me-down vehicle either from their parents or an older sibling. Few recognized the car as a youthful, innovative, or fun brand—and our goal is to raise the target market’s perception of Honda as just that!
We understand that Honda is a classic brand, but the 2013 Honda Civic Sedan is sexier, bolder, more up-to-date and in tune with the future. It’s your classic Honda—remixed. Our slogan is “Recreate A Classic” and our entire campaign is targeted towards converting a classic (whether that be a work of music, dance, or art) into something more current.
I am a member of the advertising & multimedia department, and—as one of the only people in my class with experience filming and editing using Final Cut Pro—I was in charge of producing our commercials. Here’s a glimpse into what we’ve accomplished thus far: Commercial 1 & Commercial 2
Honda will measure our agency’s success on the basis of our percentage increase in target market purchase consideration, percentage increase in target market awareness of the Honda Civic brand, percentage of campus exposed to the campaign, exposure rate to the viral pass-along component of the campaign, and usable marketing campaign strategies targeted towards Gen Y.
Hopkins took first place in last year’s marketing challenge; let’s hope Global Blue Strategies can pull through and make Hopkins proud yet again!
FINALLY! After all of the emailing, waiting, researching, waiting, interviewing, and waiting some more…
I LANDED AN INTERNSHIP FOR SUMMER 2013!
I applied to a handful of TV production internships, particularly those in news studios but also some purely entertainment-based positions: CBS News, CBSInteractive, ABC News, CNN, NBC Universal, Fox News, Bloomberg News, The Today Show, Live! With Kelly and Michael, and The Rachael Ray Show (just to name a few). And then there was the odd man out–an advertising agency in NYC! Formerly know as J. Walter Thompson, now just JWT.
I’ve taken a couple of marketing courses at Hopkins, but to be honest, I never thought I’d apply to an internship in that field. One night over intersession I went on an internship-search rampage and applied to a flood of TV production positions. The J. Walter Thompson application popped up on my computer screen and here was the job description:
“JWT’s distinctive ten-week paid summer internship program allows interns to work within departments across the agency. During their internship, interns will be able to experience real-life projects as well as experience life in an advertising agency. We are looking for resourceful, innovative and focused individuals who can embrace challenges with imagination and flair. If you fit this description, we invite you to apply for our summer 2013 internship program!
Requirements and Qualifications include, but are not limited to:
•Must be enrolled in an accredited university as a rising Senior
•Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
•A passion to make and discover new things
•Proven effective communication skills
•Solid relationship building and partnering skills
•Ability to work independently and in a fast-paced team environment
•Organization and follow-up skills
•Knowledge of social media”
I did some background research and I thought to myself: I fit all of the requirements and this is a HUGE company…I might as well apply!
So I did. And lo and behold, something amazing happened! The HR team was impressed with my résumé, particularly with the “Learn More, See More, B’More” video series that I created for JHU Admissions and with my ability to target the millennial generation (proven by my various appearances on NBC’s Today Show as a spokesperson for my generation). JWT brought me into the office to meet the company’s director of branded entertainment. He loved my ideas—he even asked me why I was applying for internships and suggested I start my own production company…
I had a telephone interview with HR soonafter, and just a few days ago I got a call from the creative recruiter who offered me the opportunity to work side-by-side with the director of branded entertainment! I accepted immediately regardless of the fact that I’m currently in the midst of interviewing with about 10 other companies. I considered the magnitude of this opportunity and I just know that I can’t turn it down; JWT will open so many doors for me and this position will give me the ability to actually put some of my ideas into action. I’ll be able to combine my passion for production with my undying desire to create and will come out of the summer with tangible projects that I’ve helped develop and produce.
I’m so so so excited! Check out this site for pictures of the beautiful NY office where I’ll be spending my summer. I’ll write a follow-up blog after I begin working. Good luck to all those still in the process of applying to internships, and congratulations to all who have already secured positions!