Well, I’m here. Now what? 

By Dean’s Intern Ana Srikanth at USA Today

I was in my Arabic class early one Wednesday morning when I got a call from a number I didn’t recognize. I have no idea what possessed me to pick up the phone, but I did, and accepted the offer to intern at USA Today this summer.

From the very beginning, I knew I was lucky to be there. I gave Brent Jones – the director of the internship program – my resume at AU’s Job & Internship fair a couple weeks earlier and he decided to give me a chance. I’ve only just finished my first year in college! I don’t have half the schooling or experience as the other interns, so I hadn’t even expected to get such an opportunity. To be honest, I was preparing to spend the summer working retail or at a local restaurant near home. A USA Today Internship? Definitely a step up. (More …)