A HUGE THANKS to the Ogilvy Interns, my friend Aida and my family for an amazing summer! This post is dedicated to you guys.
Hey Readers, my summer is almost over. I can’t believe it went by so fast! After spending 10 weeks at Ogilvy, then going to visit the parents over the weekend, it just feels like time flew by. I’m about to embark on my last semester at Ohio University, and quite frankly it’s a major bittersweet moment. But before I start getting all wound up over graduating and joining the real world, I’m going to reflect on my summer.
The beginning of an incredible internship
I got lost on the first day. I was five minutes late and was freaking out. Luckily for me, everyone was still just getting settled in. Then I met my team and it was pretty slow at first but then things really started to pick up. I moved into my apartment down in the city, and things were getting pretty cool.
About half-way through my internship, things were crazy! Late nights and days jam-packed with meetings. At this point I finally had a social life and was hanging out with fellow interns after work, then just crashing on the weekends because I was so tired. It really gave me a taste of what life after college could be, I became very hopeful of what’s to come in the future. I also learned many lessons during this time, like what I actually should buy at the grocery store…
The end of an adventure
My last day at Ogilvy was filled with anxiety, sadness, celebration and a little bit of drinking (not going to lie). We presented our internship projects, finished up any last work and said goodbye to our teams. Readers: Always do something nice at the end of your internship for your bosses or your team – I brought in doughnuts, fruit and a thank you card with a $5 Starbucks gift card for everyone. A little thank you really goes a long way, keep that in mind.
I still can’t believe it’s over. This summer was simply amazing and I am so glad everything worked out the way it did. I was able to meet up with a friend I hadn’t seen since living in Germany, made some new friends at Ogilvy, and am leaving this beautiful city on Sunday with a smile and an idea of what I’ll be doing after graduation. But until that time, I’m ready to go back to athens and enjoy my last semester with my friends. So get ready OU, I’m coming home!