Today, amazingly, is the last day of internship and, Lord willing, my last day as an IUP student. What a privilege it has been to study here. I received two degrees, spent innumerable hours with my Dad, and met my wife here. So, today’s work consists of tying up loose ends.
I sent Michelle and Stephanie updated directions on how to use the distribution lists. I also finished polishing the data and uploaded it to Outlook. I then organized the contacts into distribution lists and sent them to my supervisors. I let them know where I’ve stored the Excell file I used to create the distribution lists. Now all that remains to do is send Professor Stiegler my final paper and make sure that I’ve completed all 240 hours. It’s been an honor IUP. Thanks for the ride.
Today’s work involved formatting the data I’ve been collecting into an uploadable format. There’s a lot of copy and pasting. I have to take the disorganized jumble of names and place the data into the order the Outlook likes.
Moving forward, I’ll continue to format, double-check, and prep the data for upload. This experience drives home the importance of forethrought. If I’d researched ahead of time I might have been formatting the data correctly earlier than this.
Today’s work began at midnight on July 3rd. I am finishing up writing the blog posts for the past couple of weeks. Next, I plan to attempt to finish off formatting the PA press release data for upload to Outlook.
As the logs over the past couple days show, I’m working some late nights. The data entry process has actually made my hand sore from all the copying and pasting. Today was the last day of phone calls I’ll do and also my last day in the office.
I had a productive meeting with Stephanie and confirmed that she understands how to create distribution lists in Outlook. I also received confirmation from Michelle that she was very pleased with my work. It was gratifying to hear. I also offered praise of her leadership during my internship. Over the next few days, I’ll work at home to finish entering the data and we’ll see if I’m able to get it done.
Today I was able to turn my attention back to double-checking the PA press release distribution data. I’m prioritizing phone calls during business hours and data entry the rest of the time. It’s readily apparent that I have a lot of work left to do before the semester ends.
Moving forward, I’ll hopefully continue with the relatively swift pace that I’m setting and get this work done on time. This semester has really driven home the idea that establishing a productive routine is essential to avoid these last-minute charges to get everything done.
Today I had a productive, but short, day. I met with Stephanie and Michelle and walked them through the instructions I’ve written for uploading data to Outlook. We didn’t have time to go through everything.
Moving forward, I’ll have a follow-up meeting with Stephanie to make sure that we’ve gone through each portion of the directions I’ve written. Today reinforces the need for me to make sure that I’m prepared for every meeting I attend. I left a file back in my office and had to quickly retrieve it.
Today I continued what is now a time-crunching effort to complete my hours and provide Michelle and Stephanie with the data they need to confidently send out press releases. I’ve got data available for every media outlet I’m aware of. I’m just making sure that it is accurate and in a format that Outlook can turn into distribution lists.
Moving forward I’ll continue this charge to get the data into shape. This process drives home the point that calling newsrooms is a great way to learn about the areas in which they are circulated or broadcast. Tomorrow I have a meeting scheduled with Michelle and Stephanie. I’ll be showing them how to use the method for uploading CSV data into Outlook to create press-release distribution lists.
Today I came in to find that, without being notified, I was being moved to a different office to make room for people whose identities I’m still unaware of. My computer was disconnected when I arrived. I did my best to be helpful and civil during the transition. The new office is nice and it was pleasant to be in the same room with other workers. I’m still focused on double-checking the PA media press release data.
Today drives home the point that it’s important to be flexible. Being moved without notification doesn’t mean that I’m not doing valuable work. Moving forward, I’ll continue to try to get this data ready for the Outlook Upload.
Today I was primarily concerned with making sure that the PA media data that I had was accurate. I did this by checking websites and making phone calls. The phone calls have the additional benefit of letting me ask the organizations where they are circulated or broadcast.
I’ve learned that most of the newsrooms I’m getting in touch with are friendly and provide the information I’m looking for. Moving forward, I’ll continue to check the data.
Today, I got caught up on blogs. But more importantly, I finished converting the data Michelle gave me at the start of the semester into a format that I can upload to Outlook. This is significant because it means that, even if I’m not able to double-check it all by the end of the semester, most, if not all, of the counties have a shot of being contacted by us should we need to do so.
Moving forward, I’ll need to double check all of this data. I learned today that Michelle was unaware that I’d completed the culinary extern press releases. I need to make sure that I’m communicating more effectively.
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Adam T. Lenze
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