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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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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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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Merging – Intern Blog

I think working for a plant business has given me a lot more insight into the real world than just expanding my public relations experience. Maintaining relationships within a business is similar to how NPK maintains their plants – attention, care and a willingness to improve the situation. Although I understand this metaphor is a …

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Balance and Adjustments – Intern Blog

It might not be a typical work week if a few changes aren’t made to the schedule. This week stayed very true to that – it was a balance of adjustments. The beginning of the week was filled with preparation for the property maintenance expo that NPK was scheduled to attend for Thursday and Friday. …

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The Beginning – Intern Blog

[This summer, NPK has taken on an intern from Michigan State University to help assist with public relations along with kick-starting our social media. Welcome, Cait! Cait will be writing a weekly blog this summer on her experience with NPK – check out her first post!] ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In one week, I have to estimate that …

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