Tuesday, August 10, 2010

What I like about Gladney...

I've been interning at Gladney for 6 or 7 weeks and I love it! It is not an internship where I come in and do all the jobs that nobody wants. Instead, I work on projects that really need to be done. I have been able to spend a lot of time in design programs, mainly InDesign, creating templates, brochures, post cards etc. The best part is I can see the finished product - I worked on the Christian Perspective brochure for a while and last week we printed a short run to get those brochures in people's hands. It is so great to be able to see the job complete and know that I'm making progress and Gladney's need is being met. The marketing interns - there are three of us right now - are in charge of planning an Orphan Sunday event to take place on the Gladney campus on November 7. We've all said we want to keep planning that event after school starts because it's our project, not just something we're kind of working on and can let someone else finish.

Something I've noticed is everyone at Gladney really appreciates the interns. They are so happy that we are here and able to help them out, we even had a breakfast so the interns could get to know Frank Garrott (the President and CEO of Gladney). It seems to me that everyone really loves working at Gladney, it's not just something they do everyday but it is something they really care about. Interning at Gladney has been a really great experience and I would definitely recommend it!