Recently Jessa, a former LPR intern, stopped by our offices for a great visit. She was able to see the space at the top of Park Central I in North Dallas after she had completed her tour with us, and we were able to catch up on what she’d been doing since she left the Metroplex to attend the University Texas in Austin.
Our visit was somewhat what we all expected… with the understanding that Jessa didn’t fit the common intern model when she was with us, and she isn’t tracking quite the way one might expect from a graduate of a public relations internship. She joined us while a senior in high school, where she was taking a very broad range of classes. As she entered UT, Jessa established herself as a pre-law major. Her plan is to graduate a year early and go to law school. Where? She isn’t sure right now, but we know that wherever she sets her course, there’s a pretty good likelihood that she’ll gain admittance. Afterall, she’ll be starting a new intern program with a prestigious legal organization, having earned a spot normally reserved for law school graduates.
After leaving our office, we talked about what we had learned in our visit and realized that Jesssa was the second in a string of amazing next chapters LPR intern graduates.
Dylan, an intern with us last year, recently was accepted as a White House Internship for the summer. In several weeks, he’ll back packing up for what undoubtedly will be a heavily shared cubicle at either 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue or in the adjacent Old Executive Office Building.
Points in common between Jessa and Dylan? Both are intelligent, highly capable young people. Both aren’t sure about how the overall portrait of their lives will be painted. Yet, both already are good thinkers who have been able to identify and secure interesting professional opportunities. While neither currently are headed toward traditional public relations jobs, both will carry the solid communications foundation they gained by working at LPR – an applicable skill set for any career path. We’re all proud of them, and know they’ll do great things with these experiences.