For most college sophomores, the beginning of a new semester marks new textbooks, different professors and countless – sometimes overnight - hours spent studying. However, I consider myself fortunate enough to have begun my semester as the spring 2014 intern at Breakaway Communications!
It’s now been a week since CES was in full swing, and I think I’ve fully recovered! You’ve all heard (or witnessed, first-hand) the craziness that is Las Vegas’ largest trade show: the cool, new tech gear; the never-ending thump-thump-thump of bass from the huge speakers in the booths; the lights and booth personnel vying for your attention; the humongous crowds; the never-ending shuttle bus and cab lines; the A-List celebrities; the 24-7 activities…
“Winning isn’t everything…it’s the only thing.”
While we enjoy our work—and find reward in the small, day-to-day victories of PR—being recognized by the industry for our accomplishments also feels very good, indeed.
Last week, the Breakaway New York team held its summer party and set sail on a historic Schooner out of South Street Seaport for a memorable night on the waters of New York Harbor. For a little under two hours, the Breakaway New York team and our summer interns, Jacob and Katie, took in views of the skylines of Manhattan and Brooklyn (the latter for which I have a special affinity) – including the Statue of Liberty, which is taken for granted by most New Yorkers but is truly a remarkable sight in the evening. Although it had only been a couple of weeks since Jacob and Katie’s internships ended, we digested all of their newest adventures - inside and outside of school – that they’ve experienced since their last day at Breakaway. We also reminisced on the highlights of a summer that went by all too quickly – landmark client announcements, great office moments and more. And we couldn’t resist trading our thoughts on the latest industry news, including Apple’s new iPhones and developments in the Silicon Alley.
Just like that, another summer has come and gone. Luckily for those of us in the San Francisco office, our “real” summer is just beginning. As you may know, San Francisco is particularly cold and foggy during the traditional summer months, so we’re looking forward to a warm and sunny September and October.
This summer has been absolutely incredible, and so much of that is due to the amazing team and experiences at Breakaway Communications. Jacob and I started interning here in June, and now it is time for us to say goodbye, and thank you!
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