The End of an Adventure
So I’ve reached the conclusion of my internship with Metonymy Media. I cannot wrap my mind around the fact that I’ve been with this innovative company for an entire semester. I’ve learned so much during my time here, skills that I will carry with me into that terrifying, uncharted land known as “The Professional World.”
Some of the talents I’ve honed during my time here include:
- How to carry an armful of glasses and coffee mugs upstairs to wash them.
- How to become an instant expert on a variety of topics
- How to dodge airborne ketchup packets
- How to shimmy out of my chains when Ryan is on a conference call
- How to write compelling content that would be far easier to keep dry and detached
That last one is terribly important in any field. Enthusiasm will make the difference for any job. You have to find that nugget of interest in whatever task is at hand, and develop your enthusiasm for your subject in a way that is compelling for others.
I’ve written before about effective blogging, my courageous battle with word addiction, and what the focus of internships should be. I’ve enjoyed the opportunities and freedoms to make mistakes and learn from them. I’ve been treated as a colleague and employee (which is nice), as well as an intern and patsy (which was deserved.) But throughout all of my time here, a passion has permeated the company.
It’s really inseparable from these guys’ natures.
That passion is something that I will carry with me to whatever next adventure and career I find myself in. It’s what sets my advisors and friends at Metonymy Media apart from much of their competition. And that same passion is what will set me apart from mine.