As the semester draws to a close, I feel a nagging sense of loss. This is my last semester of taking class at Georgia Southern University. I decided to knock out my final credit hours before I start my internship. That winded up being six upper division courses, including: International PR, PR Campaign Strategies, PR Publications, Social Media PR, Rhetoric of Social Movements and Communication Theory. Needless to say, these classes kept me preoccupied this fall. I never had a chance to think about how much I am going to miss this place. The reality of everything is finally setting in now. The drive to the library doesn’t seem to take as long now. It’s as if I can’t stop looking around campus feeling nostalgic from my younger years. How quickly the years go by.
This semester seemed to fly. I guess I blinked and almost missed it. The highlight was learning I was accepted as an intern at Carriage Trade PR, Inc. I will be working with Marjorie Young, a highly recognized PR professional in Savannah, Ga. I was supposed to start in January, but I volunteered to start right after the semester ends. The most challenging part of the semester was trying to time manage everything. Every week I was on a strict schedule. It was fast paced, but I loved it. In fact, if I could do anything over, I would take this many classes the entire time I was in college. I would have been done in half time. But I can’t really complain; I enjoyed every minute of my undergraduate experience. I’ve learned so much, and I feel like I have finally grown into myself. As I finish finals off and head onward to Savannah, I will remember the lessons learned these last five years. I will remember the amazing people I met. And I will remember who I grew to become.