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Since my last Intern Blog Post, I have learned many new things on the Farm! I have learned about the different people that make a company and many things about running an event when planned last minute.

During the past four weeks, I have successfully ran a Summer Camp at Hunt Club Farm. If you haven’t heard about us yet, we are the only petting farm that is located about 5 miles from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. It is defiantly a unique experience if it is your first time and the children love it. The farm has only 4-6 year round employees and a ton of seasonal staff since the farm closes during certain months.

During the past four weeks, I have learned about the many different personalities that I have seen before in the staff at Summer Camp now that I have a head role over them. For example, Wanda (Ashley) is an older lady who has been with camp for the past 18 years. She is now a senior camp counselor, which requires previous employment of the camp and someone who is over the age of 18. Her daughter and she ran summer camp last year, but it turned out not so good at the end when many of the staff quit due to the mother-daughter duo and the way they talked to people. Wanda is constantly late to many of the classes and snack times on the schedule and it frustrates everyone on the farm because the schedule has been changed six times already. I believe Wanda is purposefully being late to everything to sabotage Rendy and me for taking over Summer Farm Camp and turning it into something new and updated.

Another personality we have in Summer Camp is Jordan. Jordan was recently promoted to Senior Counselor with a pay raise from $8.00 to $10.00. Jordan did ask for a raise, but with the raise came more responsibly and a new title. Jordan hasn’t been fulfilling the needed task for being a Senior Counselor and we have meet with her several times. Jordan has been with camp for many years and we thought it was a good decision. She is slowly becoming better each week but seems to be in it just for the money. She is always yelling at the kids and not having fun with them.

The last set of personalities in Camp are the volunteers. This is a new side of the volunteers that I have seen. The volunteers range in age from 13-15 years old. A huge majority of them are previous campers, which helps us train them because they already know everything about the animals and where stuff is located on the farm. The volunteers are both male and female. They seem to always cluster up and get friendly with each other. Every time it is free time, the volunteers should be in the pens with the children to ensure nothing happens to them or the animals. They instead stand between the pens and use their phones, snapchat, gossip, and flirt with each other. Rendy and I have had to talk to a few of them, but on Friday, Rendy had a huge meeting with them to reiterate her expectations listed in the manual we made for them.

All of these individual or group meetings are a learning lesson for me in the real world and when I get a job one day. I am able to take my knowledge of how this company is ran and use it in other jobs. Although this is a small family ran business, it still deals with PR and People. The different personalities in the bunch is also a unique asset to see and address.



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Journal 3

Since last week, I have worked at the station a lot more than my first two weeks here, especially since I don’t have any more vacation days planned. After learning the basics of Audacity, I got to learn how to work with the program Audition. At the station, we use this program to load mixes into the system so that they can be queued up on the radio. They also taught me about the different types of commercials that they record for the radio. One last thing I learned this week was how to segue the show. This is the process where you arrange the tracks so there aren’t any silent breaks while the station is on air. You also have to make sure the music flows together and does not sound choppy, otherwise the station could lose listeners because the could potentially think something was wrong with their radio.

Since segueing the show is so important and was a new concept for me, I struggled trying to get the show to flow how I wanted to; however, like with the issues I had last week, it just took a little practice to get everything down. After working on it for one day, I can now say that I am confident enough to segue the entire show on my own. Another challenge that I am noticing is the impact this schedule is having on me. Because I work another job immediately before this one, I’m noticing how exhausted I am getting after arriving back home. While it would be nice to sleep more, I still very much enjoy the internship and will continue to push so I can get the most out of this experience.

After being here for a few weeks, I’m starting to see how much I love this part of the entertainment industry. There’s so much that goes into it and it just fascinates me how it all comes together to its final product. Before interning here, I never took the time to think about how much is put into creating a smooth radio show. I thought the music just played automatically and everything fell into place due to an algorithm or something of that nature, but now I see how much effort is actually put into the radio station and it’s made me appreciate working here even more.

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Journal 2

So far, the last few weeks at my internship have been amazing. I’ve learned a lot about being a radio personality and it’s made me appreciate the radio side of the media much more than I used to (and I already had a strong appreciation for it to begin with). I’ve learned many new terminology that will come in handy in the field, as well as how to use programs like Audacity more in depth as the only knowledge of the program I had before was how to speed up music. I also learned how to use the queueing system to organize the songs that are going to play as well as how to record voice tracks into said system in order to create commercials and breaks.

One of the biggest challenges I faced in the beginning was learning the new system. I was lucky enough that they switched to the new system after I started there so I was able to learn it along with everyone else; however, since I didn’t have any knowledge of the previous system, I was essentially learning everything from scratch. After getting the chance to sit down with two of the team members and get an in depth tutorial of how the basics work in the system, I was able to basically catch up to speed and now I feel proud as some members come to me when they have questions about it. Now that I had the basic knowledge of the system, it made learning the new aspects way easier.

The experiences I’m getting from this internship not only helps me develop a better understanding of the radio industry, but it also allows me to create valuable connections that will be useful if I decide to pursue a track in the radio industry. On Tuesday this week, I got the chance to speak during every break from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and I noticed that as I did each break, I felt more confident than the last. Even if I still feel a little shy, seeing how much I improved in just a few hours was very reassuring. It makes me believe that I actually may have a chance in this industry.

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About Me

Hello! I’m Morgan, and I am a Junior at Longwood University, pursuing a major in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Special Education. Helping others is something that I have always found pleasure in, so I enjoy all my major-related classes as they assist me in achieving my goals and solidifying my ideal future.

I aspire to be a special education teacher, and this vision was cemented after gaining experience as a summer camp leader for my county over the past four summers. Working with these children brought me joy and satisfaction that I had not felt before, and from then I knew that this career was my purpose.

This blog, as well as this English class, will hopefully improve my ability to have a professional personality and appearance, as this is definitely something that is necessary to have as an educator.

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Hello world!

My name is Megan Gary. I’m a political science major at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. I’m also studying women and gender studies as a minor. The classes I take for my minor are probably my favorite courses as they span a diverse range of subjects such as sociology, english, history, and criminology.

This summer I’m putting my degree to work as an intern for a refugee resettlement agency in Richmond. My agency mostly works with special visa holders who assisted the US military in Afghanistan. We find the refugees a place to live, jobs, educational opportunities and other things that can help them adjust to a new country. When I graduate from Longwood, I plan on working for a nonprofit organization like the one I’m interning at.

I hope that the English course I’m creating this blog for will help me improve my professional writing skills. My goal for this blog is to learn how to create a professional internet presence.

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About me

Coming to you from the esteemed history and education department of Longwood University, my name is Evan Harvey, and I’m a proud member of both, the History national honor society, and Education national honor society. My main interests academically revolve around history, but more specifically world history as i enjoy seeing the origins of today’s societies around the globe. While I don’t particularly have academic aspirations being that I’m already one of the top 10 students within the history department, I do wish to be able to effectively translate that knowledge into the classroom in becoming a high school history teacher.

The themes of the course revolve around technology, and the ideas of a online or digital identity. For many, this may seem unimportant, but in our growing society where technology is becoming more accessible and standard everywhere, it’s important to recognize how these functions work, and noting the actual differences between a regular persona and a online persona, because for many those are two completely different aspects of themselves. This especially holds true for teaching because your students are going to be different within the classroom, and online outside of the classroom, and knowing these differences can actual help better teach them in the future. Because many of my hobbies revolve around being online, I know firsthand the differences people between these different identities can take for themselves.

This blog will mainly be about discussing the ideas behind online identities, and the many positives, and negatives that can develop from them. This can range from a variety of different topics, such as online bullying, to political posts on Facebook, to even the toxic cultural revolving around competitive video games. The internet is a vast place and its more important than ever to understand both, how one interacts with it and how others do as well.


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“Welcome to my blog on the social distorted! Hope you enjoy!”

-Bianca LeAnne

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Welcome to Madalyn’s Blog! I hope you enjoy reading and learn a fact or two.

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New Movies in July

Finding OscarGraduationNostalgiaSurvivors Guide to PrisonThoroughbreds12 StrongA Wrinkle in TimeAnnihilationBlack PantherEarly ManFifty Shades FreedGame NightJustice LeagueA Fantastic WomanPeter RabbitPlease Stand ByRed SparrowRed SparrowWonderstruckWinchesterIt's Not Yet DarkGirl FluRick and Morty: Season 2Rick and Morty: Season 3Mamma MiaSuper TroopersJohn WickThor: The Dark WorldBatman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2

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