My Farewell Address: An Intern’s Reflections on Her #EsriExperience

It would be an understatement to say I did a lot this summer. At the beginning of my summer vacation I was in Dublin, Ireland finishing up my studies at Trinity College. I then took a 13 hour flight back home to San Francisco, California. When I finally arrived, I had a short turnaround to head down to Southern California to start my full-time internship at Esri as a Marketing and Branding intern.

As an intern, I am having a great time learning from a large and respectable corporation. I have been a writer for this blog, contributed to one of their Facebook pages, and have helped with events for the interns to participate in. It has been a great experience working for Esri, especially since they are the world leader in geographic information system (GIS) software development. Even though I did not have a GIS or geography background, I still got the opportunity to learn how to use their products and made a few story maps because of it. The best part has been that they are a company that helps make positive changes in the world, and that makes this internship experience a dream come true.

Although my Esri internship is coming to a close, I am looking forward to heading back to Penn State for my final year. During my final year I will be a campus ambassador for Memry Labs and a social media coordinator for Lion 90.7. As a senior, I want to improve my real-world experience and make connections to last a lifetime. So, here I come senior year and watch out world!

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