I think I’ve mentioned earlier my coworker’s mantra of ‘feast or famine’. It hasn’t yet let up, but I have been trying to keep myself productive. The hard part is that when I’m not working, nobody has much else to do; our schedule is highly dependent on what is being recorded daily and what events … Continue reading Blog #4: Taking Initiative
In all honesty, there has not been many times in which I had nothing to do. I am the "everything" intern for our big event, the Washington Ideas Forum. So basically, I do tasks for the Event Management Team, the Marketing team, the Business Development team, the Editorial team, the Audience development team, and the … Continue reading Week #4: THE ATLANTIC
Most days I don't have the issue of lots of downtime and trying to figure out what to do with it. However, on the rare occasion that I finish my assignments and need some work to do, I've done pretty well at trying to create assignments on my own. Partly this is due to my … Continue reading Week 4 – Initiative
**I have not had internet for the entire weekend, and just got back to my apartment in DC now, so I am writing both blog assignments back to back now. Sorry for the delay.*** Work flow at the Children's Defense Fund has been difficult for me to deal with. I find a lot of the … Continue reading Internship week 4
In an office as big as the NEA, I’ve found it imperative to think critically about the mission beyond any particular assignment. For instance, I was given the opportunity to draft press release pitches to media outlets encouraging them to write stories on the award winners we were set to announce. This gave me some … Continue reading Taking Initiative
I think I've been pretty good at continuously asking my supervisors to send anything my way that needs to get done. I've conquered the fear of pestering them, and I think I've found a good balance so that I'm not being annoying about it. When I have downtime and they have no additional tasks for … Continue reading Week 4
Well it’s week four of my internship and I’ve been pretty fortunate. I rarely run out of things to do with all of the posting and scheduling I have to do for the Smithsonian Associates social media accounts, but there have been a couple of instances where I was able to be proactive on assignments. … Continue reading Week 4: Taking Initiative
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