Laura Interns at AccuConference {Week 3}

By: Laura

I’m officially in the swing of things at AccuConference. Each day I come to work, I know my duties and report to Maranda to see what is on my agenda. The awkward “new person” feeling has faded. I have learned a few more things about myself and work as well.

One of the assignments I was asked to do was to edit blogs from the past year. Usually, when I have projects for school or work, I like to work on it till it’s done, even if it takes hours. I get distracted if I’m working on multiple projects simultaneously and feel like I’m not accomplishing anything, even though I am. When Maranda and Byrd found out I had been working on editing these blogs all day, they looked at me like I was crazy. I didn’t see what was so crazy about it, because I had gotten a lot done.

Now I realize that it’s best to break up your projects into sessions, and not to work on one thing for 6 straight hours. Not only can the monotony make you go cross-eyed, but the work you do is less efficient. I have no idea why I have always done things this way, but this is a lesson I need to carry over to my schoolwork. If I would have been breaking up assignments and readings instead of working only on what is due the next day, I would probably be better prepared for my test I have to take this evening and gotten more sleep last night.

I attended my first weekly meeting. They usually have their meetings on Thursdays while I’m in class, so they moved it to Wednesday so I could join. (Aren’t they sweet?) Although it was short, it caught me up on what’s going on and what needs to be done.

My next big assignment is to write an article for the Newsletter, including interviewing the client. I didn’t know this would be the type of work I would be doing during my internship, but I’m glad they are trusting me with more and more responsibilities. This must mean I’m doing something right!