Once the jet lag subsided, I noticed one thing made very clear; it’s a small town, and in a city where everyone seems to be working at the latest and greatest company, the town gets even smaller. Going into my second week at my internship, I knew I had to find a way to make my mark, and since us SULA students only have part-time positions, that mark needed to be of great magnitude. Going the extra mile is not only being a willing and able intern (even if that means acting as one of the Bachelor contestant’s feet for a skit), but also being the first one in and the last one out (or in my case being forced out for staying past 6 p.m.), introducing yourself to anyone and everyone (yes, even the person in front of you in the lunch line), and simply always having a smile on your face (even if it takes you 20 minutes to go 2 miles). It may be a small town, and you might jam the paper shredder countless amount of times, but viewing the size as an advantage rather than a disadvantage will allow me to get the most out of my semester, and future in Los Angeles.
P.S. the traffic isn’t really that bad.