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FSU Art BA ’14 Amanda Thurston Interning with the Seminole Boosters

Published October 20, 2013

The ribbon cutting ceremony at the Grand Opening of College town

The ribbon cutting ceremony at the Grand Opening of College town

Amanda reports on how her fall internship is going:
My time as an intern with the Seminole Boosters has been an incredible learning experience. Every day with the Seminole Boosters is different and exciting. On a normal day I am given different things to work on involving events that are put on by the Boosters, along with other basic duties that come along with the job. Some of these tasks involve designing invitations and flyers for certain events and actually attending events as a photographer. I love being a part of the team and being out in the field because it gives me a feeling of accomplishment.
So far I have worked with Boosters on the grand opening of College Town, as well as the Indoor Practice Facility, along with attending multiple Seminole Booster board meetings, and the Past Chairman’s dinner! I have gained more hands-on experience using software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Light Room, and other design related programs. This really helped broaden my horizon as a photographer and a designer, since I had previously had very little experience with these types of computer programs. Attending these events has helped me grow in so many ways! I’ve been able to use my creativity in ways that I didn’t know was possible. My internship has led me to meet many different individuals who are extremely valuable to Florida State University, such as Mr. Langford (who Langford Green was named after), and Al Dunlap, who is the main donor and contributor for the Indoor Practice Facility.

Coach Jimbo Fisher and Albert Dunlap at the grand opening of the Indoor Practice Facility

Coach Jimbo Fisher and Albert Dunlap at the grand opening of the Indoor Practice Facility

One of the most important things I have gained is time management skills. Having my boss give me deadlines that I knew would make or break my reputation as an intern forced me to organize my time and scheduling. Unlike in the past where I would procrastinate and wait until the last minute, I have found myself making sure I get everything completed long before the due date to insure completeness and allow for improvement if needed. All of my tasks have made me appreciate my school on a different level; making me realize how lucky I am to be a Florida State University student and a part of such an interesting and eye-opening organization.
The biggest thing I could hope and work for as part of my internship experience, is a letter for future jobs once I graduate. I believe that a letter of recommendation from the Seminole Boosters would be a wonderful addition to my resume because of the important people who have been involved with the Seminole Boosters and the wonderful reputation that the organization upholds. I have gained only positive traits from this wonderful organization, and I plan to use the skills and attributes to better other projects and companies in the future.