When I visited Chicago for my first time in March, my cousins and I dodged the rain by taking shelter on the 25th floor of a skyscraper that over looked the green Chicago River. At the time, I never would have imagined that I would have my own desk there two months later for a summer internship. I'm one week out from my first big move, and I couldn't be more excited. Although I consider myself to be an independent person, I can't say that I've ever done something like this entirely on my own. But in one week, I'll be landing in O'Hare International Airport all alone with a suitcase and a backpack, ready to take on the Windy City.
When I'm not scoping out the best pizza joints and coffee shops in town, I'll be working as a marketing intern at Spencer Stuart, an executive search consulting firm. 8-5, M-F. Yep. The real deal. My greatest fear? Getting lost on my first day. I'll probably end up leaving two hours early for my 30 minute commute. This will be my first time relying on public transportation, and I'm ready for the challenge. My friends think that I'm going to hate not having my car, but honestly, this is something I've always wanted. Living in a city, walking everywhere, taking the train into work, spending too much money on Ubers...this is the dream, people!
As if working in downtown Chicago isn't exciting enough, I'm pumped about spending the entire summer working with and living in the same city as my cousin, Dorothy, who I usually only get to see twice a year. This summer I get to learn some pro-tips from the pro herself. Dorothy is the Digital Marketing Manager for Spencer Stuart, and seeing as I'm now a digital marketing major, I'm more than excited to see how its done IRL!
I'm looking forward to a fun filled-summer in Chicago full of new sights, new experiences, new people, and slices on slices of deep-dish pizza.
Check back to see what I'm up to and find out if I got lost on my first day!