Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Beginning of The End

It was an eventful week over here at The Mag — literally.

The biggest event of the year, the launch party for our Best Of issue, was this past week, and let me tell you, it was seriously swanky. Without giving too much away, I’ll just say that the guest list was a who’s-who of politicians, restauranteurs, entrepreneurs, and local celebs, the food was catered by the city’s best (duh), and the views were incredible. It was also sweltering out, but the whole thing was so cool it didn’t even matter.

Though my fellow interns and I spent most of the night working — checking guests in, promoting the party’s various sponsors, and handing out hundreds and hundreds of gift bags — we still managed to have some fun. It was so cool to meet all the winners and see all the hard work we did fact-checking and researching pay off.

As for me, I’m getting ready to head off on a much-needed family vacation for the next couple of weeks, so this may be one of my last dispatches from the inside. Working 9-to-5 day in and day out has been tiring at times (and definitely did not produce as good a tan as my old summer job), but I’ve learnt more about what goes into city magazines than I have in my past three years as a journalism major...though those three years definitely helped!

How about you, edsters – how do you feel about wrapping up your internships? What did you learn? Love? Hate? Let me know in the comments.

Much love,

City Mag Intern

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