That’s all folks. Well not quite, but pretty close. I can’t believe how fast this term went. I can only assume it by so quickly because we were all so busy the whole time. I wasn’t sure how much time I was going to be able put into this internship when we started. I remember be told about 20 hours a week, which didn’t seem like a lot of time to me. I was excited either way, but I was hoping I would be able to work a little more often.
Well, I got what I wished for. I think I ended up putting in about 30 to 35 hours a week. I’m so glad I was able to. I intentionally didn’t work anywhere else this term that way I could truly soak up all my internship had to offer. It paid off.
I think it became apparent to me that I must have done something right after a phone call I got last Wednesday. My supervisor called me up and asked what I had planned in the morning. He wanted me to call a guy who was living in Singapore at eight in the morning our time. He wanted me to interview him, then write up a Q&A and told me it was going to see print.
Just the fact that he called me to see if I could do that for him was a big deal. But what really made me feel good about it was his lack of direction he gave me for the interview. He trusted me enough to simply say, “Interview this guy for me.” I called him and went over my questions, but it was a five-minute conversation. He let me go and had total faith in my ability to get what he wanted. And I think I did.
It’s moments like that when I realize everything we’ve done, all the hard work, has paid off. We’re trusted now in our abilities to do the same exact things that people who are actually getting paid do. We’re one of them! Ha, maybe not quite yet, but we’re all so close.
I’m not exactly sure what to say to conclude this, but I want to wish everybody luck. It’s unlikely many of us will ever talk again, but we shared this time together and I’ll be forever grateful for that. I have no doubt in my mind that you’ll all do great things in life. I’ll catch you guys later.