I’m not a morning person. I do not take morning classes, and while I do prefer working early shifts to enjoy the rest of my day, I find myself not having as much energy as I’d like to enjoy my friends company, work on my hobbies, or do homework after work. But today I woke up at 7:30 a.m. and headed to MetLife Stadium to participate in Run or Dye with my mother, Jen, and Angel. As we raced to the finish line, the colored corn starch in each color station left the sky above us in a cloudy rainbow (it did not taste very well…). Jenn accidentally threw the dyed corn starch in my mouth about two times, but I couldn’t get mad, I was too busy having fun! The after party had everyone dancing, throwing their color packets, and singing along to epic songs, like Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'”.The most amazing part of participating in the event was feeling the love from everyone there, it radiated throughout the entire parking lot! It felt so great seeing my mother dance and smile, I’m glad she was able to experience this with me, because I enjoy bringing out the kid in her. After the party ended, we volunteered to help the staff clean the area by picking up trash and bringing down the Run or Dye banners. If you haven’t participated in a color run, I suggest you place that in your bucket list to complete by the end of the summer, you won’t regret it, trust me! It’s the most happiest 5k you’ll ever experience!
As if I could not think or brag enough about interning for such an awesome non-profit organization, Friday topped the icing on my cake! After interning all day, a group of interns, the Head of Fun, and I attended the Intern Mingle I organized. We had pizza and drinks at the office, where the CEO joined us and asked many of us if we were returning for the summer (obviously, yes!). We hung out at Dave & Busters all night, laughing, socializing, and enjoying each others company. Before leaving the office, I asked Katie to take a photo of the group in the lobby, and of course, our CEO, Nancy Lublin, photobombed us!
Conversing with Lublin and the group made me feel so honored to work with such smart, witty people (and to work for an inspiring, educated, hard working CEO). I am so grateful to have found such a unique, quirky team to work with and learn from, I know I won’t be able to find this anywhere else. I hope to intern with them for the rest of the year and eventually turn this into a job opportunity (*fingers crossed*). A HUGE thanks to Katie, she is one unique, amazing advisor and has taught me so much about the HR field! I cannot wait until the next intern mingle!