Friday, December 21, 2007

You are the wind beneath my wings, or: An Intern's Experience

Sorry, I couldn't resist using that for a title.

In keeping with the monthly Triton Newsletter features profiling Second Winders Liz Walls, Chris Babcock, and Louis Manfredi, I’ll tell you a little about myself: My name is Courtney and I’m the sales and marketing intern at Second Wind, and I’ve been working full time with the sales team since September. I graduated from Brandeis University with a BA in Politics last spring, and my internship with Second Wind has been a great way to learn a lot about the wind industry. In my spare time I enjoy baking and brewing beer – the fruits of which my coworkers have also enjoyed (on occasion I've brought pies to work, not beer). Today is the last day of my internship, and I'm leaving with new skills, a lot of knowledge about the wind industry, and friends! Seriously, I will miss the fun, talented people I've worked with, and Corvo the office dog.

Since my second week here when Second Wind invited me on the company trip to Chappaquiddick, I knew that this was a great, fun group of people. I’ve really enjoyed working with them, and on top of that, I’ve had the opportunity to do a lot of interesting things throughout my internship. I planned a ribbon cutting ceremony for our new Dane Street manufacturing space, which was attended by Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone, Representative Denise Provost, and Senator Patricia Jehlen.

I helped the marketing team with diverse projects relating to the release of a new product, Second Wind’s C3 Anemometer. And most importantly, I was a founding member of Posh Ladies of the Wind (PLOW), which is now taking applications for membership and will be featured in an upcoming blog entry. All-in-all, my internship with Second Wind has been a great first employment experience and has set the bar high when it comes to enjoyable and exciting workplaces.

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