Thursday, June 24, 2010

Day 45 - Newsletter Writers for a day and Late Night at the office

The MBA program has a newsletter that goes out periodically. During the school year, it the goal is for it to go out weekly (although it usually doesn't always follow that schedule). This summer, the newsletter committee decided that they would send out one edition during the summer. Nearly a month ago, they send out a request for individuals to submit articles for the newsletter. Amongst other types of articles, they were asking for individuals to submit articles about a "very unusual / super cool internship experience." I didn't initially give it much thought, but after a few days decided that it would be cool to write about our experience here in Ghana. As do most people, Andrew put off starting to write this until 2 days before it was due. We mulled around some ideas for a while, but couldn't get too decisive on what we wanted to write about. We were given a limit of 400 words (which we went over ) so it was hard to boil everything down.

We went through several iterations back and forth Wednesday and Thursday. Finally around 11:00 Thursday evening (the day that it was due), I hit the send button and emailed it off to the press. Sounds like the newsletter will be sent out within a week or two, so when it is, I will try and upload it to this blog. Who knows, maybe this is the start of my journalism career.

I have been working some pretty long hours to get these financials completed. I was up until 3:00AM (Friday morning) trying to get them finished. I did get them sent off and will review them tomorrow to find out what changes I need to make. Its been a fun experience to build the financial projections for Burro, however I definitely don't want to do 100% finance for the rest of my career. I would like to get out of the office occasionally.

Andrew came in and snapped some photos while I was working late tonight


katie k said...

That's so exciting. I can't wait to read your article! P.S. - Love the picture on the wall behind you.