Studying abroad is so exciting when you’re planning, but it gets to be kind of scary and intimidating once you arrive. Not saying that London isn’t lovely, I’ve actually grown to love London and all its crazy little streets and crowds of people. In the 2 months that I’ve been here I’ve met the most delightful people, been complimented on my “British” accent, and travelled to some really amazing places. But whenever you’re away from home for a while you begin to miss things; like iced sweet tea; southern accents; and mac and cheese casserole like grandma makes.
This probably bears some explanation. My name is Madison, but everyone calls me Maddie, and I am student from the United States—Tennessee to be exact (you all may know us for our whiskey). I attend the University of Tennessee and am a part of an honours program within the College of Business called Global Leadership Scholars, which includes a wonderful opportunity to study abroad in London and a chance to intern in your possible major.
This morning I woke up to realize that today was my first day of my internship with Maxus Global. I would be lying if I told you I wasn’t terrified. On my way to work I was listening to music, reminding myself to keep breathing when it hit me just how lucky I am to be here. I mean how many people from Knoxville, Tennessee (not exactly small, but nothing like London), get to not only live in London for a semester, but get a chance to work with a top notch media firm like Maxus?
I concluded not many, so I pulled my head up, slapped on a smile and walked in. Wish me luck!
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Roger Koonce - 05/03/2012 @ 05:46
Madison is an outstanding woman with much talent. This is a golden opportunity for her to work for Maxus and experience London as well as Europe. She is special. Jo Ann and Roger Koonce