So I just finished my first week of my internship at APALC. Man, was it a crazy week. I didn’t expect to get to work that quick. I thought I would be feeling the environment , the institution,and familiarizing my self with the culture for the first few days. With everything that happened on the week of June 15, I actually expected to be put on work immediately. Honestly, I LOVED EVERY SINGLE MINUTE OF IT. I love being busy, feeling productive, going to back to back meetings, etc. I had to really work quick and adapt quickly. More than anything, I don’t feel like an intern, I feel like I am part of the staff. I got my email account and access card, I feel pretty cool. The environment is very dynamic and chill. I LOVE THE STAFF. Everyone is nice and very progressive. Can I just say how amazing my supervisor is!!!! She’s an awesome mentor. Although she is hands off, I feel that she still guides me, in many ways. THIS HAS TO BE THE BEST INTERNSHIP I HAD——EVER!!! 9 MORE WEEKS OF AMAZING WORK IN THIS PROGRAM! I think the thing I love the most is that fact that my experience as a student leader, a Kaba Board member, and my love of Asian American studies all come together to help me do my work. All the things that I did helped me in my work—-NO LIE! The way I do work, the ability to multitask, and the ability to be critical came from being a student of color leader as well as taking interdisciplinary courses. I AM JUST ENAMORED RIGHT NOW. Everybody keeps telling me that I came at the perfect time and to be honest, I AGREE. I feel so validated too when it came to my skills and abilities, I get hella good compliments from alot of the staff and it makes me kinda blush and feel good on the inside. I just try not to think cocky thoughts and try to make sure I am grounded.