Blog 4

Prompt - career development, what other professions are you considering?

While I enjoy magazine writing and I have enjoyed interning in the publication field thus far, I don't think I'll actively pursue a career with a magazine or similar publication in the future. I think I will always be willing to pitch articles and op-eds as they come up and I am interested in the topic, but it will probably always be in the form of freelancing.

Blog 3

The week stated out a bit rough. I have been taking the initiative to find things to do since I have not been receiving much guidance, but there is only so much I can do without content and guidance from my supervisor and the attorney.

Blog 3, and other things I did wrong last week

I have been very satisfied with the work I’m doing so far with the SAP. The podcasts have been going great, though all this thinking about farm things has me floundering and a bit overwhelmed sometimes. I wouldn’t say that I’ve done a lot of work so far outside of the podcast, but I suppose that’s where my recent frustrations are coming from as well. I have been trying to branch off a bit outside of the podcast and maybe create some things to post on the facebook or Instagram page.

Transition in the Workplace

As Anson and Forsberg were talking about the transition from Creative to Professional, in writing, I have discovered the difficulty of a Creative to Social transition in writing. There's a process to the way an article is published. One must research, go to the event they are covering, take notes, either mental or written, write the article, publish it, and then promote it. The promoting of the article is done primarily on social media, and with each article, a mini portion or summary of the article must be displayed.

Transitioning in the workplace

There is definitely a level of difficulty involved in transitioning from academic writing to the writing expected in an internship. After writing academically since middle school, it is not easy to suddenly change styles. Academic writing is so comfortable at this point that writing in a different style can feel forceful.

Meetings and Hearings

This week I was able to do a lot of very interesting tasks. On Tuesday, I was able to sit in on a meeting with the Kent School-Justice Partnership. This is the partnership that has created the new truancy program, which is launching next week. In this meeting I was able to learn about the history of the organization, their goals for this program, as well as what was going well in their efforts and what needed some more work.

Blog 3: A Brief Medley of Prompts and Contemplations

I think the moment I’ve felt most proud so far was when the friend who first referred me to this position sent me a screenshot of a text my boss had sent her, saying that he thought I was doing a great job and thanking her for the referral. I was (and still am to some extent) feeling a bit uncertain about how well I was doing, or what exactly he was thinking about me, so seeing that was a kind of warm relief.

Anson and Forsberg Article Reflection

Anson and Forsberg address the difficulties that come with transitioning from the classroom to the workplace, specifically with writing. They explain that many students assume that writing that is valued and praised in a class will also be the type of writing praised in a job. However, the reality is that the audience of the writing is no longer as narrow as one professor. The audience and the purpose of writing in the workforce is completely different, which can take time for the student to understand.

Blog 3 - Transitioning from the Classroom

It seems like the stage of transition we're meant to be in is “Disorientation.” I can't say that I feel all that “disoriented” as Anson and Forsberg are presenting it, though. I understand my role and what my responsibilities are. Scheduling is kind of complicated and sporadic, but the tasks I've been assigned make sense to me. Working independently isn't really a problem for me and, based on that, I'd say I'm on the “Transition and Resolution” stage.

My Stage of Transition

Transitioning from an academic to a professional environment has been a large topic of discussion, both in the classroom and in the readings. The idea of understanding context is reoccurring, and the Anson and Forsberg research focused on interns understanding context in their new internship. The research supported three stages of transition: Expectations, Disorientation, and Transition and Resolution. I can fully attest to these transitional stages, and currently find myself in the third and final stage.