Nine weeks have passed in the blink of an eye and my last week at Lea Graham has arrived. Although at the beginning of summer I was afraid I would get bored with the three month break but I couldn’t have been more wrong. I have found quite the opposite.
I have immensely enjoyed my time interning here and it has made the summer to fly. This holiday has definitely been my busiest – returning to university almost seems like the break! I’ve loved the challenge of learning lots of new skills and being part of a tightly knit team.
Before starting at Lea Graham I was nervous as I had signed up for 9 weeks without knowing if I would enjoy it. Now I find myself not wanting to leave, but I’ll be back to see the team at Christmas.
One thing I will really miss is the walks we do at lunchtime – it’s great to have a break, a laugh and a great opportunity to get to know each other. I don’t imagine countryside walks are a regular workplace activity.
Last night I attended a networking event at Porche Centre Mid Sussex. It was interesting to meet lots of people I’d heard about and the food was delicious. Often the people at these events are generous with ideas and connecting people who would benefit from each other which is inspiring.
My final day has seen me come full circle as one of my first tasks was sending out invitations to the Sandman Signature Hotel Gatwick’s launch and contracting the Brook Trio to provide background music. Tonight, we attended the event where we staged a media reception and afterwards had the opportunity to have one to one conversations with media representatives. It was a brilliantly executed occasion and I really enjoyed meeting local business people, councillors, the Mayor of Crawley and the Leader of Mid Sussex District Council. Delicious food and drink was an added bonus.
Although leaving Lea Graham is sad, I know I’ll stay in touch and will see them again in two months for the Christmas bash. I am so grateful for all I have learnt while working here and I’m looking forward to seeing where my new found skills and confidence will take me in the future. Over and out.