Coming to a Close – Intern Blog

Where has the summer gone? At the end of this week I’ll be packing my things and heading out of Chicago. My internship will be over, technically, and the time I’ve spent at NPK will be remembered through the work done and these blog posts that I’ve written each week. I don’t know when I’ll …

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Fine Tuning – Intern Blog

Guys… this week, I’m going to see a giant Indonesian flower, hopefully, bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden. This Titan Arum, or Corpse Flower, is already close to 5 feet tall and its girth alone is a little over 2 feet. This thing looks like it could be straight off a Dr. Seuss cover – …

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Solid – Intern Blog

I keep thinking about how plant-less my life is going to be in two short weeks. On my desk is a Janet Craig, poor thing probably needs to be watered some more. On the side of me is a ponytail palm, which I stare at constantly because it’s so different. I walk into the warehouse …

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Caring for Pollinators and Maintaining the Balance

Pests come in all shapes and sizes – flies, bees, bats. But there’s only so much one can do in order to control the population and you may want to think twice before doing so. While you’re looking up reviews and the phone number of the best pest control business in the area, it’s important …

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Tying Up – Intern Blog

I know I’m not the only one who hates loose ends.   I’ve covered this topic in previous intern blog posts about how frustrating it is to want a project to be done because you’re so excited to have others see it. It was another one of those weeks. Last week, Leah and I filmed …

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Turning Points – Intern Blog

Although a lot has been accomplished during my internship with NPK,  I’m very excited to announce that the big project that I’ve been working towards is finally ready to be seen by the public! Meet our NPK team here:   After gathering all 14 interviews, writing their biographies, taking their picture and trying to figure …

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Height of Summer – Intern Blog

Height of Summer = I AM BUSY. I’m not one to complain about being busy, though, because that means progress is happening and big presentations are right around the corner. This week was a wild goose chase of me finding out where every single employee was going to be. I became the most hated person …

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In Motion – Intern Blog

Today marks the halfway point of my internship – where did the time go?! Projects and campaigns are in full swing now and moving fast! The mini-bios for each employee at NPK will be posted by the end of this week along with their “headshot”. It’s exciting to see a project coming to a conclusion …

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Lost and Found – Intern Blog

I have progressed from the intern who knew nothing to the intern who now knows a little bit. Well, that is to say that I went from the intern who knew nothing about Chicago to the one who now knows a little bit more about how to get around when out and about for the …

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A Little of This, A Little of That

This summer’s common theme: something brand new every single week. I found a brand new way to get to work that takes me under an hour but requires me to wake up two hours earlier. But, if that means I can dodge sitting in my car for hours then I’m okay with it. I’ve also …

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