My first day was very relaxing. We went over Saira's accomplishments as an author. She is such a busy bee! With multiple projects in the making and great ones already published. The day was full of laughter, stories, and playful ideas. I shared some stories from my childhood years and she did as well. She really enjoyed one of my stories about a zoo. She asked questions and seemed very interested in me. I felt happy. I started editing a couple of her projects as we chatted. She continued to work on some of her pieces and showed me more accomplishments. We discussed marketing, editing, website design, and software. I was shown some of her extensive research that she did before creating her books. This gave me an idea about how much really goes into writing a book. Not only does she write her own books; she also publishes, edits, and illustrates for them. I gave her feedback on a couple of ideas she had in mind and she loved it! Today was very successful.
My first time meeting with Saira was a very anxious moment for me. I really wanted the position. I practiced what I wanted to say for twenty minutes in the car. Once I arrived, I was warmly welcomed into her office. We sat down at the conference table and chatted. We discussed my accomplishments, strengths, schedule, and interests. The hour interview turned to three in the blink of an eye. By the end of the interview, I felt like I was talking to a life long friend! Saira and I really hit it off that day. We have a lot of things in common. Our interests, life stories, and dreams are very similar. We discussed what I would need for graduation and how many hours I would need to intern. We both left the interview feeling confident in our choices!
Introducing ... our amazing new intern, Cheyanne Dodge!