By James | May 26, 2012
One of the most pivotal experiences that a college student should have is that of an internship; a job that’s not really a job. A position you can call home for a few months only to return to another year of school before graduation. For me, that internship began this past Sunday in Atlanta, GA, where I accepted a position as a Communications Intern with the American Junior Golf Association. For the next 84 days I will be traveling the country doing the communication work for almost a dozen junior golf championships.
This entails editing photos in Photoshop, creating layouts in InDesign, filming video, taking photos, running social media websites, and writing press releases and feature stories. If that’s not communication, I’m not sure what is.
While I am still in Atlanta (actually Braselton, GA) finishing up training – my team and I depart this coming Wednesday for Aspen, CO, where we will be working our first event. Still a little nervous, I am confident that our team will pull together and put on a great first-tournament. Not only do we all get along with one another, but we have an open communication style that will allow us to find any problem and fix it immediately. Following Aspen, I go to North Carolina, Texas, Arkansas and Georgia to set up more tournaments throughout the summer.
If you had asked me three years ago what I would be doing before becoming a senior, I most likely would have said an internship of some sort, but I never would have imagined something so hands on and beneficial to my future. So make sure to be on a lookout for random internship listings, because one small little piece of paper can change your direction… just like it did for me.