May 5, 2011

Summer 2011 in Sackville, NB

So I've been absent from here for a while now. Since I wrote my last posts I moved out of residence for the last time and into an apartment. In terms of this summer...I was planning on going on another immersion program (this time in the summer in Ottawa). I was accepted and almost planned to go. It was a good experience for me last year and I thought it would be helpful preparation for my last french class in the fall.

For a number of reasons, including the possibility of a full-time job here in Sackville I turned down the offer of another five weeks of free French immersion, room, and board. I knew that I was going to Amnesty International Canada's Human Rights College and General Meeting in Montreal at the end of May and home to Boston to take the GRE. Besides that I knew I would be helping set up/update the online presences of ATLIS, Argosy, and Amnesty International for next year. Besides that the future was fairly wide open.

I was informed of a student internship opportunity in the Marketing and Communications Office at the school. I looked at the job description, and was amazed how well the position aligned with my experience, skills, and interests. I applied, interviewed, and was offered and immediately accepted the job.

I started on Monday and already it has been one of the best jobs I've ever had. Being passionate about Mount Allison and social media makes it the perfect job for me and so far it has been a great experience. Consequently I will be very busy and I may not be posting on here as often as I did last summer.

However, I will be sure to write about preparing for my year as President of Amnesty International Mount Allison (including my trip to the training and General Meeting in Montreal at the end of the month, my responsibilities for the websites and social media for ATLIS and the Argosy, moving/living off campus in Sackville, NB, main on and off-campus events over the summer, and preparing/writing the GRE among other things.

However, most of my focus this summer will contributing to the University itself. I can't necessarily talk about the details of my job, however if and when I have created something I will be sure to share it here, which I would be doing even if I weren't contributing to it. I don't want to ruin the surprise but there may be some cool things for me to share with you throughout the summer.

That's about all I have share right now. I'll leave you with a classic summer tune- Bryan Adams- Summer of '69. Here's to a good summer: