A summer to remember

Hello friends! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far.

Even though it is June 11th and school has been over for a month, I feel like summer just started…I haven’t been up to too many exciting thingsĀ and I don’t have any crazy plans for the rest of the summer, so I’ll go more in depth on the few things that I do have going on.

For starters, let me introduce you all to the greatest part of my everyday- my pups, Loki and Thunder.

This is Loki!
This is Loki!
and this is Thunder !
and this is Thunder !

They’re so funny, cuddly and cute. I wish I could bring them up to school with me šŸ˜¦

The biggest thing I have going on this summer is my internship with Canon at their Canon USA Headquarters. I am interning in their corporate Human Resources and Communications Dept. Among the many tasks I have, the two most important are the projects I will be working on throughout my 10 weeks there & that I will presentĀ to all the executives on my last day. Pretty scary, but pretty exciting. My first project is redesigning our online intranet that all Canon employees worldwide use, and my second project is highlighting the internship program on our social media pages. Although I help Coach out with our GSUVB social media accounts and have some experience, the process is so different and much more complex at Canon. For example, in order to post a tweet, it needs to go through several different departments, and finally the legal department in order to be approved for posting….crazy right? I’m learning so much and it’s only been one week. On my first day, Ā they gave every intern a backpack full of Canon swag and informed us that they will be taking us to Yankee Stadium in July on “Canon Night” (they’ve sponsored the Yankees since 2000), they’ll be taking us to a famous nature preserve on Long Island one day for an intern photo shoot contest, and they’ll be periodically inviting in speakers and catering lunch for us for what they call :”lunch and learns”. Their headquarters is the size of two football fields (largest corporate property on Long Island), and it is complete with a cafe/cafeteria, a gym that all employees can use for free, beautiful landscaping outside with several ponds, and three different trails employees can explore during their lunch breaks. Needless to say, I consider myself extremely lucky to have landed such a wonderful and enriching opportunity like this.

FOR INCOMING FRESHMEN: I want you to know that not knowing what your major is, or switching it at any time is COMPLETELY ok. I was an accounting major for two years and decided at the end of my sophomore year that I wanted to switch to Communication. Although the process was stressful and I was nervous I wasn’t going to graduate on time, I found a major that I fell in love with, I’m graduating on time, and I have a wonderful internship. Your teammatesĀ are always here to talk, give advice, and help you with anything you need help with.

Here’s some pictures of my experience so far:

This is the view from a  conference room next to my desk on the 5th floor. Here you can see the ponds in the front and the beautiful landscaping.
This is the view from a conference room next to my desk on the 5th floor. Here you can see the ponds in the front and the beautiful landscaping.
....but as far as I'm concerned I have the greatest view in the office :)
….but as far as I’m concerned I have the greatest view in the office šŸ™‚
I'm not quite holding the logo in my hand, but this was from a practice run yesterday for my project where I was coming up with different picture ideas for our intern social media takeover!
I’m not quite holding the logo in my hand, but this was from a practice run yesterday for my project where I was coming up with different picture ideas for our intern social media takeover!

Other than my internship this summer I will be hanging out in Montauk any chance that I get, spending time with good friends, and enjoying my last summer as a college student.

One of my good friends Carolanne (Geneseo soccer player) and I sitting outside the Montauk Lighthouse
One of my good friends Carolanne (Geneseo soccer player) and I sitting outside the Montauk Lighthouse a few weeks ago.
The sunset at a beach 2 min from my house
The sunset at a beach 2 min from my house

Even though I’m trying to make this summer last, not a minute goes by that I’m not thinking about how excited I am to be back on the court playing with you guys.

To the sophs- I'm so proud of all you accomplished in your first year here at Geneseo. I love you guys so much and I can't wait to get back in the gym with you again.
To the sophs-
I’m so proud of all you accomplished in your first year here at Geneseo. I love you guys so much and I can’t wait to get back in the gym with you again.
To request a photo please contact Keith Walters at x5870, walters@geneseo.edu
To my lovely senior ladies- I think we can all agree that our last three years here has flown too fast. It has been such an honor playing with you all and I can’t wait to start our last season together. Thank you for all the laughs and love.

To the incoming freshmen-

Congratulations on making the greatest decision of your life in coming to Geneseo. I can’t wait to meet you all and start playing with you guys! As always, if you have any questions or concerns you can always come to us.

Lots of love to you all.

Tricia Baxley, Senior outside hitter