Never A Gray Day
When you hear USA TODAY what do you think of? I am going to guess the first picture in your head will be of a newspaper with a blue square logo at the corner. For history buffs, you may remember USA TODAY as the first color-print newspaper. Some may associate USA TODAY as a childhood memory waking up to their dad sipping a coffee at the kitchen table while reading our weekend edition before snuggling onto the couch to watch their Saturday morning cartoons. Digital users may think of the interactive iPad app that delivers their breaking news and entertaining content throughout the day.
As an intern, our thoughts are much different. I think of vibrant offices with lively experts. I think of clacking heels on the marble floors. I think of my mentor-like boss who is always the best-dressed person in the building. I think of my IBM computer booting up to my social media power points. I think of the grandeur of the staircases. I think of a café serving much better food than my college’s cafeteria- thank god! I think of a work environment that is never gray—and that is what this blog is here to provide.
For incoming freshmen, this site is to help you discover what USA TODAY is really like. As for upperclassmen, this site is designed to better serve you in figuring out what to expect from an internship at USA TODAY and why the experience is much different from any other. Interns here want to offer advice on how to get a position with USA TODAY/Gannett, how to dress for success, best practices, and of course some humor along the way. We will also introduce you to the team in order to provide you with a contact that could serve as a point of advice in a world full of opportunities. So join us and enjoy a more colorful world- never gray.