Beyond the Cubicle
When I first started my internship in August, I was daunted by the thought of sitting at a desk in a small cubicle that faced the bathroom, staring at a computer for eight hours a day. As I spent more time working, I realized that while that may be my reality sometimes, I also got to attend some really cool things that were definitely not located in the office. I got to go to a fundraiser for the Salvation Army in October which was a great experience. The event was held at the Bellevue and everyone got dressed up for it. It was so cool to see all different companies and people come together to support the cause. The deputy mayor spoke and the attorney general, Kathleen Kane, was there as well. The luncheon ended up raising over $11,000 in just a few hours. I also got to sit in on a city council meeting in October. The meeting was to hear testimony on the educational and social agenda for public and charter schools in Philadelphia. While it wasn’t the most exciting thing in the world, it was cool to be inside City Hall and get an inside look at how our local government operates. It’s been really interesting to get to see what people in the industry do beyond desk work and being in the office.