As promised, today I’m writing to you guys about my summer. I did a lot of things and quite a bit of traveling! I interned for the U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Wuerttemburg public affairs office and Herald Post newspaper. The experience was great and I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Because of staff shortages, I wound up doing a lot more for the newspaper than the PAO. Although I don’t particularly want to be a journalist, I gained a lot of experience. I became more comfortable talking to people I didn’t know during interviews, I networked with military officials and I made a name for myself in publication.
Three of my articles were published in six weeks and several photographs that I took were used in the newspaper. If you would like to read my articles and see my pictures, please visit the Sept 6, Aug 30, and Aug 23 editions of the Herald Post newspaper here: http://www.bw.eur.army.mil/news/PDF.html
One picture that I took even got featured in a German newspaper!
I also got a lot more familiar with AP style and it is certainly helping me in my public relations classes! AP is more of a habit now, a way of life, rather than forced the chore it used to be for class.
I also went to a 4 day concert fest, Rock im Park, in Nuremberg, Germany. I went with my brother, his girlfriend, and two other friends from high school. We had a great time!
In July my Mom, Dad, brother and I all went to Croatia. It was gorgeous. We spent our week on a 20 person sail boat along the coast of Croatia.
Then, I went to Boston and New York City for the first time before heading back to ‘Cuse. It was a little hard to go back after such a great summer, but I was greeted by my amazing friends and I came to realize that I’m really happy with where I’m at. 🙂
Thanks for reading guys!