Published on Thursday, August 14, 2014
This week I took some time to be at home, not only to catch up with family and friends, but also to visit Ohio State and prepare for the upcoming semester. As I walked throughout campus, I wasn't just thinking about this fall, but the final week of my internship that is coming much too soon.
It is surreal that almost four months have passed. It doesn’t seem all that long ago that I was getting my stuff ready to head to Indiana for the summer. How can I possibly be packing up to head back to school for the fall?
As a student, it’s hard to imagine where all the classes and internships will lead. You just have faith that all will be right in the end. And usually, it turns out better than expected.
As a freshman on Ohio State’s big campus, I remember feeling overwhelmed. Here I am, a small-town girl, trying to tackle the big city lights. I was convinced I would never find my classes and if I did, I would surely be late and already behind. If I couldn’t even find my classes, how was I supposed to begin navigating the city?
I fast forward to where I am now, and I have to chuckle. I don’t know that I would recognize that scared, worrying freshman anymore. Today campus seems just as familiar as my hometown and I not only enjoy exploring Columbus, but also look forward to the adventures.
From the first dorm room to the first ACEL Banquet, I have grown quite a bit the past few years.
I feel the same way about my internship with Beck’s. Everything was new this summer—new state, new house, new job, and even better, a new me. I feel confident and excited to take what I have learned and bring it back with me to school this fall.
I'm not just a stronger professional, but a more confidant person. I am excited to write for class and for myself again too. And for me, that’s one of my greatest accomplishments.
I challenge each of you, whether you are a returning college student or a professional in the workplace, to reflect back on what this summer has done for your life. It took seeing campus again to make me see how far I’ve come. It has also made me realize how much farther I can go.
“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” - Pope John XXIII
Author: Meghan Bennett
Categories: Intern Avenue
Tags: intern avenue, Reflections, College Life, Ohio State Campus
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