I come back to Maine in three weeks, and then it looks like it will be a Colby filled summer! I’ve been in the process of applying and interviewing for an internship designing software for healthcare providers that will be on Main Street in Waterville. I still need to (officially) get accepted, but right now it looks like I’ll be there until September. Colby usually has a pretty accepting human resources department, so I shot them an email and hopefully they’ll be able to work something out and let me crash at Colby for the summer. If not, I’d have to commute from Portland each day. Brutal.
Either way, I have a bunch of friends researching on campus this summer, and if I did need to stay at home I’d be at Colby all the time visiting and sleeping over. Campus during the summer is probably one of the coolest things ever, with the perfectly manicured grass, gardens, trees, and of course Johnson Pond. I’ve been thinking back to last summer on campus, and it makes me really excited to go back. Some pickup soccer games need to happen for sure.
I was talking to a friend here in New Zealand who is abroad from Penn State, and saying how when he applies for internships and needs a reference, he goes up to a professor who has no idea who he is and asks for a recommendation or to be able to list him as a contact. They are always great about it, but it struck me so much that it kinda turns out this way. I needed a reference for my summer internship, and had no problem shooting two of my professors an email asking to talk to my employer about past work and classes I’ve done with them. So not only did I hear about the job in the first place through a Colby professor, but I had other Colby professors help me out. Going to a small school is really turning out to be awesome job-wise!