Hello fellow followers of the Shane Lalani Center the Arts,
Sadly, this is the last “News From Our Interns” for a while. With the end of the semester, we’re stuck jamming in last minute projects into our schedules and scrambling for every last sticker on the sticker board. As of lately the competition has been close- Eden only pulling ahead by a few stickers. It’s alright though, rumor has it that I may have a chance next year… Also with “Maintain the Shane” happening every Saturday, I’ll have plenty of time to earn extra brownie points with Erika.
As the internship comes to an end, I’m realizing more how much it’s helped me in terms of learning. These different technologies and platforms are going to help me when I grow up. I really admire how much responsibility the internship gives us. We have so many obligations and duties, leaving us with a lot of room for error, but Erika trusts us with The Shane Center’s major marketing platforms and pushes our limits in the process.
As the world grows, I might as well grow with it. And the tools I have for new technology will help me succeed. I look forward to summer as a “part-time” intern. Be sure to look out for next year- the king of all internships has risen.
Stuff is hard. Life is hard. Leaving is hard.
Before now, the hardest thing I had ever done was applying to twelve colleges within two weeks. Before then, the hardest thing I had ever done was convincing myself that I had any chance of even getting in the door at any one of these colleges. Before then, it was probably ending an ill-fated summer fling or going through thirty pages of biology homework in one night.
Ladies and gentlemen, I am about to do something harder than each and every one of the aforementioned deeds combined—and it’s leaving all of you. Your applause is appreciated.
I know this time comes for everyone sooner or later. Unfortunately for me, that time is right about now. I’m happy to share that this fall, I will be heading to the University of Iowa in Iowa City to study political science and begin the next chapter of my life. I’m beyond excited, all the way to terrified. I’m less happy to share that this last weekend of South Pacific was my last few performances in a high school show, and that you won’t see me onstage as the single tallest orphan in the Young Actor’s Workshop’s production of Annie. You’ll miss me at community show auditions, and you’ll definitely miss my fantastic social media posts. Nick and next year’s interns will have some pretty big shoes to fill in that department.
On a happier note, the internship has been picking up lately, and we’ve had a lot of fun making videos, digging through old photo albums, and hanging around at Shane Center events. Since we last met, Nick and I helped the Park High Student Council host PHS Prom 2017 in the ballroom, which was a roaring success. We’ve also spent countless hours hunched over the computer, putting together these (hopefully) awesome videos you’ve been watching on Facebook and Instagram and looking through old, old production photos to find “throwback thursday” posts.
Saying goodbye to this incredible community and this sweet little theater is going to be one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, but I hope to see you all in many more productions, at many more events and parties, and making this tiny town an amazing place to be like you always do.
A Quick Word from their Sponsor
Working with Nick and Eden has been my absolute pleasure. I am fiercely proud of the work they’ve done, the initiative taken, skills they’ve learned and their creativity. They’ve inspired me and most importantly helped advance our organization’s social presence. To update you on the results of the first “Intern-Off” aka Sticker Board…. while it was not the ending I expected, it was perfect for our first ever Shane Center Marketing Interns and sure gave us all a great laugh!
(1st Place was intended to receive a $50 prize and Gifts while 2nd Place’s Prize was going to get a $25 cash prize and gifts from our Board of Directors – so as you can see we had to make some spur of the moment adjustments!)
I can’t wait to see what the future holds for these two bright, talented, and inspiring individuals. Thank you for all your incredible work and passion! This concludes the first chapter of marketing internships at the Shane Center, it’s just the beginning of our partnership with Park High School and their intern program. While working together with the minds of the next generation, we will continue to pursue our mission of Strengthening Community Through Participation in the Arts.
Operations Manager/Intern Sponsor