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My summer was by far the busiest I’ve ever had. I had to hold down two jobs and an internship for three whole months. Can you say stress? Despite this though, I can’t say it was all bad. I can name a few highlights.

My summer began with a trip to Los Angeles to tour a lot of PR and Advertising firms involved with Spartan alumni. It was here that I discovered that I might actually want a career in Advertising, exploring my second degree. I was able to explore all of my different options in the field AND finally try In-N-Out Burger. Let me tell you, it’s addictive. I had about one every day after our tours. My favorite company was Deutch LA. Its CEO is a Spartan alum and the atmosphere was fun and laid back. That’s what made me decide to look into Advertising.

As soon as I returned, it was back to working. The Union and my internship by day, and the University Club by night. You’d think I was making more than enough money, but you’d be wrong. However, my bills were paid, so I couldn’t complain. Except for the two classes I had. Those were fun. Luckily they were only the first half of the summer, but still. I had no time for myself for a while. Cry a river, right? Well, again, it wasn’t all bad.

In July, I went on my first cruise. It was the most fun I’ve had in a very long time. I went to a private island with the sweetest fruit and the clearest water I have ever seen. I did some island shopping and got to spend some quality time with my family for the first time in years. The food was amazing and endless, and the boat was huge. The biggest plus was that I was actually old enough to do whatever I wanted. Finally out with my family and legally old enough to order my own drinks. Not that it wasn’t awkward.

By the end of the summer I had survived and actually enjoyed myself. I finally traveled outside of the state of Michigan (twice), my internship not only gave me a new position as social media intern, but it gave me the push I needed to get yet another at Queue Advertising. Overall, I’d say all of the running around was worth it.

By: Kenedi Robinson

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