This is a guest post by Brenna Wiebe, OSU Strategic Communications Senior and summer intern at Crossroads Communications. Brenna is working on a major in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing and will be writing on the blog from time to time this summer. I’m excited to have her as part of our team for the next few months and hope many of you will have the chance to meet Brenna or connect with her on Twitter or here on the blog. — Mandy
Despite the late nights of last minute studying and the early mornings of my classes, I always managed to find time to catch up on rest in school. Well, then the real world hit me last week as I began my internship at Crossroads Communications. Never have I been more exhausted in my life. Finals week tired doesn’t even compare to your first few days in the real world tired. I don’t remember the last time I was passed out in bed by 9 o’clock multiple nights in a week; yet, last week it happened at least three times. It wasn’t until I had a chat with my boss, Mandy, on the way home from a meeting in Catoosa about why work was so tiring that I understood. As soon as I heard her explain the toll our jobs take on us, it was like the heavens parted and I heard the choirs of angels. As a public relations intern, I have the opportunity to work with clients in varying industries. This means that on any given day, I can go from a meeting with people who own a recycling plant to an owner of a pizzeria.