OrientationMay 31st, 2012 at 10:05 am by arielbrown under Interns
Okay, so Wednesday was Orientation day at Wavy 10 and I was so excited…so excited that I attempted to plan every moment leading up to it. By the end of this internship blog you will discover my innate desire to plan just about everything in my life ( I know, I’m 21 years old and I shouldn’t be this way…trust me, I’m working on it!). I just couldn’t contain myself, I wanted the day to go perfectly which meant a coffee (okay two to calm my nerves), a good morning workout at the gym to look extra cute and slim in my new dress and flats and a quick review of some of the notes I had written down from Andy Cohen’s book, “Most Talkative”.
None of those things happened, except the coffee (sometimes you have to prioritize )
After my morning cups of coffee I went to the park to run my dog and about half way around the park it started to POUR (maybe if I had looked at my Wavy 10 app instead of my iPhone generic weather I wouldn’t have been in that situation, but I’ve learned) after two miles, we ran home and my transformation began. My hair and makeup were done, but after looking out my window, I realized that the dress and new flats weren’t going to happen. After mourning the dress for about five minutes I decided on khakis, a v-neck and a cardigan. My mini grief session left me with no time to review Andy Cohen’s book, which has A LOT of great advice about journalism internships.
Here’s the crazy part…none of that even mattered when I got there.
When I got to Wavy 10 I felt so blessed that I was given the opportunity to be a part of something so much greater than myself. I met all of my fellow interns (eight to be exact) who shared my excitement and then we were led up to the Conference Room, which has this aura of making anyone that’s in it feel important. The table was filled with fun freebies like a W8t2txt Wavy 10 ring, The Hampton Road’s Show coffee cup ( which I plan to take full advantage of), bag and pen among other glorious things. We were fortunate enough to meet the many of the influential people that make Wavy 10 the top rated station in Hampton Roads. Everyone was so welcoming and encouraging it definitely got me even more excited for Monday.
After they left, Typhanny Wiggins and Stephanie Cooke gave us great words of advice that I could tell came from the bottom of their hearts which left me feeling really inspired.
I left the room on Cloud 9 and we received a tour of the building, which I may forget where everything is because I was so caught up in the fact that I was even there! The tour ended and we were given the run down on all things parking and safety ( he was so nice and told us if we ever had any problems to call him, which made me feel like I was a part of the Wavy family).
Okay I know I wrote a lot this time, but I can’t help how excited I am about my summer at Wavy 10!
Quote of the day: ” Don’t ignore the red door because the green door may be on the other side” -Stephanie Cooke
Oprah Aha! Moment of the Day: Don’t get caught up in the little things (like your brand new internship dress) because you’ll miss the big things (like this AMAZING internship opportunity)!
Above is my dog Mason and I playing with one of the freebies I got today and a picture of my new notebook to record EVERY experience this summer