Survival of the Fittest

by Brooke Halteman

I survived the Canadian wilderness this past week! My family went on a fishing trip to a remote lake in Canada and spent several days enduring torrential rain storms and battling fish with razor sharp teeth that were up to 3 feet long (the bodies of the fish were that long – not the teeth).

Overall it was super adventurous and slightly dangerous, so I’m surprised I made it out alive.

Now I just have to survive my last week at School Datebooks. This could be the bigger challenge to overcome with all that Leah and I need to get done.

Thankfully Leah went solo on completing several #InternsInHistory videos while I was gone and really delivered some stellar performances. My first day back on the job we kicked out 3 other videos in a matter of 1.5 hours. That even included making a makeshift globe out of an exercise ball and dressing Leah up like a cow. We are getting good at this efficiency thing.

It’s sad that the end of this marketing internship is in sight. When we were sitting on the ground to cut out spots for the cow costume, one of our coworkers walked past and said “You guys have the best internship ever.”

Yeah, I would have to agree.

Not every college student gets the chance to tap into their creative, childlike side and get paid for it. One of my favorite things about this internship is the energy and entertainment we are able to bring to the office. Don’t get me wrong – School Datebooks definitely has more personality than a lot of businesses I could think of, but you can just tell that the employees here really enjoy laughing at the crazy things Jon puts me and Leah up to. He may take advantage of our willingness to do anything, but we enjoy it and are helping the company in the process. And that’s what matters.