Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Life after Liggett

I’ve been back in classes at Ashland for about 9 weeks now and it’s been such a different semester than usual. Before the internship I felt like I was just going through the motions—class, homework, more class. Now I feel like I am more prepared for class, but even more importantly, I know what I have left to learn. My career goals are much more defined, and I have gained a lot of confidence in myself. I have to say when I turned in my internship portfolio (to gain academic credit for the internship) my advisor loved all the L-S project memorabilia like the t-shirt and our class CD. She said it was definitely unlike anything she’d received before…and I got an A ;).

On another note, I must say that as an intern class, we’ve been doing a pretty good job of keeping in touch with each other. Two of us have already graduated and are working towards full-time jobs, and the other six of us are plugging away at senior year. It’s neat to see what everyone is up to post-Liggett, and I know I’m going to stay in-touch with these guys well into my professional career.

I said it earlier and I’ll say it again—if you don’t apply for this internship, you’re missing out. It’s honestly been one of the (if not the only) neatest and educationally fun experiences of my collegiate career.

Jennifer Maxson

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