Pre-Internship Thoughts

In about a week, I will be moving to the great city of New York to start my journey as a copywriting intern at JetBlue Airways. There are a ton of exciting changes to come–but most of all, I’m excited to fully be on my own. My move to New York for the summer is truly a dream come true.

However, this isn’t to say that I figured all of this on my own. I am extremely thankful for the UNC School of Media and Journalism, as I have encountered all the resources I need to succeed during my time at Carolina. I am proud to be a recipient of the Lookout Fellows scholarship this summer, which has provided me with the financial support, close mentorship, and confidence to take on this amazing journey to New York City.

I am also thankful for my friends and family who have supported me along this journey, who constantly pushes me to tackle my seemingly impossible dreams. I am excited to have them visit this summer to see how my internship unfolds. Hopefully by then, I’ll be a true New Yorker, and my goal is to treat them to my cool different sites and my favorite food spots.

I am especially excited to be a part of the JET summer program, which has a ton of programming and events for the summer interns. I will be able to network with my peers in different sectors of JetBlue and even be able to interact with top executives of the company. I have talked to my HR coordinator since the very beginning of this hiring process, back in the early fall when I first interviewed with her. It’s been extremely helpful to have her still be in constant contact with me and answer any questions I have regarding my internship. Additionally, I have been contacting my boss, the Senior Copywriter at JetBlue. This has helped me feel acquainted already. Although I haven’t met anyone in person yet, I can tell that I will be a great fit into the company’s culture.

While I will be working in JetBlue’s headquarters located in Long Island City, I will be living in an NYU apartment-style dorm in the East Village. This is the perfect area for me to be this summer, as I will be surrounded by thousands of other like-minded and hardworking individuals to take inspiration from. Currently, I am interested in a variety of industries, such as fashion, tourism, and multimedia. Above all, I hope to gain some clarity in the career I want to have post-graduation. My hope is to connect with alumni in the city throughout the summer, as they can share their own personal experiences and insights with me. And of course, I plan to learn as much as I can from my internship, to see if working in the aviation industry is something I want to pursue long-term.

I plan to document my experience this summer through both blogging and filming. Feel free to follow my blog with email updates or reach out if you have any questions!

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