Last Week as an Intern…Really?

Hi Blog world,

I can’t believe that this week is my last week as an intern through the Division of Blind internship program. This opportunity has given me a chance to show off my skills, and to learn some new ones that I haven’t known about. What has influenced me the most was that I was able to get my confidence back. It’s been a long time overdue because I’ve been looking for a job ever since I graduated from The University of West Florida three years ago.

 

What I have liked most about my six weeks working here, as an Intern, is that I’ve been able to work on my: writing, editing, and social media skills. I have learned things about using Facebook to help with Marketing that I never thought about before.

 

To be honest, I am starting to think about one day getting my Master’s degree in Marketing. I think that it would be a good fit to go with my Journalism degree, and I think this will further my skills in social media.

 

During this time, I would like to thank the following people who have supported me during my internship: My supervisor, my co-workers, my grandparents,my job coach, and my best friends. You guys are amazing! Thank you!

 

Now, this is not going to end on a sad note! Because of my hard work, and our great working relationship with my supervisor she is offering me an extended internship! I’m excited to be able to stay on with this company, and to be able to continue to grow my skills as a journalist!

 

If you guys have not done so please stop by and like the following pages on Facebook: Grown and Dating, She’s Social, Stylish Behavior, Real Women Radio and Amanda Gene.

Blog soon,

Amanda Gene

My internship with She’s Social: Week 5:Learning and growing even with setbacks

Hi Blog world,

Well, this week as an intern sure has been a wet one! In the Panhandle, of Florida, it sure does rain a lot, and that’s what it has done for most of this week. Because of that, my internet went down most of the day on Tuesday, and I had to re adjust my schedule to get my hours in.

This week was an exciting week of learning for me-I learned a more simplified way to save files into PDF’s. I sure wish I would’ve known this trick in college because it makes saving things a lot easier.

My favorite part of this week, was working with my co-worker, Sara, to pre-record my Nystagmus segment. You guys will be able to hear my segment on Real Women Radio when it comes out in November! I’m excited to tell my community about Nystagmus and what you guys can do to support this amazing group of people who are fighting to beat Nystagmus on a daily basis.

Blog Soon,

Amanda Gene

My internship with She’s Social: week 4: a busy week

Hi Blog world,

First, Happy Fourth of July! I hope each one of you had a fun and safe holiday weekend. I enjoyed my weekend.

With that being said I was eager to get back to my internship.  This week has been a busy one! I had to do some basic research on breakups-something I know very little about. I got to collect names of celebrities that could be featured on our project. The most fun I had this week was seeing the different types of content pages for different women’s magazines. I really liked some of the designs; especially the fashion ones.

Being an intern, and having a visual impairment does have its challenges-Because I use a screen reader system called ZoomText, I had to save my documents to PDF format in a different way, I got it done, and I’m so proud of the fact that I was able to do it.

I have also worked on keeping our transcribing folder up; it’s slowly getting done, it’s a work in progress.

I’m super excited to start helping out with the social media.

Blog soon,

Amanda Gene

My Internship with She’s Social: Week 3: My skills continue to improve

Hi Blog world,

Wow! I can’t believe that I’m already in my third week on my internship. Time is really flying by!

This week I continued to work on my transcribing skills. Once again, I’m building confidence.

I have also been keeping a section of my notebook for ideas for my column and for another project that is very close to my heart, (radio show). I can’t wait to share these ideas with my co-workers and with the community.

Blog Soon,

Amanda Gene

My Internship with She’s Social: My second week as an intern…

Hi Blog world,

Welcome, to the second week of my internship!

This week I have been working on my basic research skills by looking up some holidays and other special days for your project that we are working on.

I have been working on my transcription skills too by talking an audio files and putting it into word. I feel like I am improving on this skill.

I had my first meeting with my supervisor, and I got to meet my co-workers. At our first meeting we discussed what we are going to work on for the next week. We also have a team meeting about different projects.

I’m excited about learning new things and growing in my career.

Blog soon,

Amanda Gene

 

My Internship with She’s Social

Hi Blog world,

Well, I can finally let the cat out of the bag! For the past few weeks I have been working behind the scenes about fun new and exciting new project. I’m their first intern.

I was so happy to get this opportunity to grow my skills. I have learned a lot since my first assignment. Speaking of my first assignment, It was working on my basic research skills by putting together as a spreadsheet to help collect data for possible advertisers.

My second assignment also reinforced my basic researching skills by allowing me to collect magazine links for my supervisor. It was cool to see the different types of press kits that they were out there for different magazines.

 I’m excited about learning new things with this internship and growing as a journalist. I’m now actually achieving my dream.

Blog soon,

Amanda Gene

Birthday Road Trip: New Orleans

Hi Blog world,

On the 20th of March, my friend and I hit the road for my 28th birthday. I have to admit I had no clue where we were going; and having to wait two weeks made me even more excited.

We drove and drove for what seemed like miles. I knew what state we were in from land marks from previous trips, but I kept guessing as to where we were going. My friend wouldn’t say as to where our final location would be.

Finally, she asked me to get the yellow bag from the back seat….We were headed to New Orleans. I couldn’t be more excited, and I called my best friend to let her know.

We drove until we needed to make a pit stop. We both got candy and soda. A real treat for me. We kept driving until we made it to New Orleans. We stopped for Chinese for lunch. It was good. After lunch, we drove what seemed like more ongoing hours to the city. Once there this city girl had a lot to take in.

There where people walking everywhere, Taxi bikes, trolleys, and horses with carriages. With all the hustle of people, it took an hour of driving around to find a place to park; yet, along the way, there where people, beads, New Orleans charm in houses, and even cool cop cars to look at.

We finally found a public place to part at a hotel. We then hit Bourbon St.

On Bourbon St.
On Bourbon St.

It was like one big party with people coming and going in every direction, shops and bars had their windows and doors wide open to welcome people. The smells of food and of cigarettes filled the air as my friend and I made the way through the crown down to the street corner. Snap! I got my picture taken; and I quickly sent it to my grandpa.

We looked around at all the shops-I was looking for something special to remember this day. So far I found nothing special. Never the less, the day wasn’t over. To be honest, all I really wanted was a drink because I was so hot.  After we had gotten a drink. We made one more stop at a souvenir shop where I got a key chain and a postcard.

Then it was time to leave the city, and head back home. When we got back home I was buzzing with excitement with stories of my first big city adventure. However, my friend had one more surprise for me; a T-Shirt.

Blog Soon,

Amanda Gene