This summer has flown by! But I guess that was because we were so caught up in the fun times, hard work, and learning.
If you would have told me that at the beginning of the summer I would have met the people that I have met, and am still going to meet with two weeks left, I would tell you that you were lying. The people that MSBA has brought in front of us have been amazing. They are professionals from all different parts of the industry who have used a variety of different paths to get to the top. Thankfully, what resonates with us as students, is that there is no direct path to anywhere. I know that I was under the impression that if you intern, it will turn into a job. But, from what we have learned, that’s not always the way it works.
On Thursday we saw the NY Mets take on the Atlanta Braves. For many it was their first time at Citi Field.
Before the game, there was some education for us all. We met with four young but successful professionals in the Mets organization. They were from a few different areas which was great because we got to hear about different facets of the organization. The biggest takeaway from yesterday’s speakers has to be that when working you have to be the hardest worker – work harder than everyone else and be of value to your company.
Aside from the speakers, my internship has taught me a lot. I have recently been given a project that has to deal with social media. I am a casual user of social media on my own time but from a work perspective there is so much more to learn. I also have had the responsibility of looking through some contracts and seeing what those entail. Contract language is not the easiest thing to understand, but it has taught me a substantial amount about detail.
On the subway ride home from the game last night, Fred, Scott Baum, and myself were talking about how crazy it is that there are only two weeks left. We feel like it was just the first day when we all got here and were just starting to mesh as a group. I hope that one day when we are doing business and show up to a meeting, one of us is on the other side of that table making the deal….or even on the same side.
The MSBA crew has been amazing. Lorne, Jenna, Natalie, Jackie, David, Ben, and DP are working hard to keep us busy and make sure we hear from some great people that we can learn from and also connect with. They want us to get the most out of our great mentors that mean so much to this program. And most importantly, they are making sure we have a summer full of fun and laughter.
As I end this blog, and with it being my last post, I just wanted to thank everyone from program organizers to the MSBA class of 2014 itself. It has been a great summer, I am very sad to see it come to an end.