Sunday, March 28, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Whew. I am currently sitting here in my apartment soaking up the sun, listening to Jay Z (what did Botswana do to me?), and contemplating how I am going to juggle two internships, two classes, and a part time job. Yesterday I interviewed at the District Attorney's Office and I think it went well! I have a phone interview today with an Assistant District Attorney in the Homicide Department which I am a little nervous about. And on Thursday I have an interview with the Chief of the Defenders Association (The Big Cheese as my advisor calls him). Hopefully all goes well!
On the photography front, life couldn't be going better. My advisor has invited me over to work on a project or attend a photo shoot everyday since my first interview with her! Last night I walked over to her studio and watched her complete a shoot that involved three ballet dancers. When we met the dancers Deb introduced me as her 'intern extraordinaire'! She taught me all about lighting and as soon as she started the shoot she had me up and about changing lighting as she directed. She would also show me the photos she was capturing and would tell me about the technical information needed to get the shot. I felt like I was a big help but was learning so much at the same time, which, in my opinion, is my idea of what an internship is supposed to be. I am returning today to help her with some team photo distribution and tomorrow for another photo shoot. We have been getting along wonderfully, editing photos while drinking tea in her house. It is totally laid back which is going to be a great contrast to my law internship. It's the best of both worlds!
Then I have my classes! One day a week I have two seminar classes (3 hours each), one titled Power and Authority and the other titled Social Justice. I have a paper due for each class every week as well as a significant amount of reading. The teachers have set up the classes to be like grad school classes, designed to give us an idea of what it would be like to be attending grad school while working full time.
Speaking of working, I took a part time job working at The Philadelphia Center. I work one or two nights a week, and the work is pretty low key. My first shift is tonight so I will let you know how it goes (but I don't think it will be all that exciting).
Philadelphia is an amazing city. The whole downtown grid is walkable, and all of the neighborhoods are right next to each other so I can be in Chinatown one minute and Olde City the next. My friends and I, due to our busy schedules and in an effort to save money, have been spending most nights at home, but we still have fun! We have been making group dinners, hosting class in our apartment, and having Glee marathons with other students in our building. But this weekend we are throwing all caution to the wind... we might go see a play.