This blog post is long overdue (what’s new?) and I think at this point, the admissions office has hired a personal investigator to chase me down. But my thinking is that television networks aren’t running new shows during the summer, so why should I be producing new blog posts? It’s fuzzy logic, but it’s all I have.
No, the truth is, I’ve been really busy this summer with my internship. I’m working a lot of hours (to all my banker friends, don't laugh), which hasn't given me much time to wax poetic about my life these past nine weeks. But as I’m writing now, I’m stuck on an airplane on my way to New York for work. So I’m trapped with a subpar Eddie Murphy movie on in the background (can we just have 1980s Eddie back, please?) and have nothing to do but put some thoughts down on paper.
For those of you who aren’t regular readers (and I don’t blame you, because I’m not a regular writer), I’m spending my summer working in global corporate communications at Nike in Beaverton, Ore. It’s been an incredible experience so far. I’m contributing to some very interesting projects, learning quite a bit about how Nike operates and the products it makes, and meeting a number of remarkably talented people. I’ve also been able to take advantage of some uniquely Nike perks, such as attending the U.S. Olympic Track and Field trials in Eugene, Ore., as well as utilizing the plethora of phenomenal athletic facilities on campus (the “Bo” is my favorite, partly because it’s named after Raider great Bo Jackson). If I get bored with the Bo, I can always stay busy on the sand volleyball courts, the indoor or outdoor basketball courts, the regulation-size soccer pitch, the turf field, the outdoor running trail, the golf putting green and chipping area, etc. Yeah, it’s pretty amazing here.
I’m also enjoying my summer in the Pacific Northwest. This isn’t my first rodeo when it comes to living in Oregon, but it is my first time in Portland. So far, I love it. It’s a gorgeous city that oozes personality.
Kat An, class of 2012, taking time out of petitioning Anderson for a third year with a weekend visit to Portland.
Another great thing is that it also stays light until about 9 p.m. here, so it’s the twilight golfer’s paradise.
In short, it’s been a memorable summer so far and I’m anxious to see what the final few weeks bring. And to my Anderson family, I miss you guys and look forward to seeing you back in L.A. soon.
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