Thursday, August 23, 2007

A journey worth writing home about

When I think back to the beginning, my journey with MPT really started with one simple conversation. It all began on a cold, blustery night in February when, after a long discussion about college and our plans for the summer, my girlfriend said to me, “You know, you should check out internships at MPT. I bet that would be a pretty cool place to work.”

Almost eight months ago I would have never guessed I would be sitting here in my own office at MPT blogging about all that we’ve accomplished this summer. But, sure enough, here I am. My time here has been filled with discovery and transformation. We have accomplished so much in such a short time, and as a fellow MPT intern said recently, I feel like we've barely scratched the surface. It has certainly been a journey worth writing home about.

As an intern with MPT, my days were not filled with taking lunch orders, brewing coffee or Xeroxing until my fingers bled. There was none of that here. Diving into new media—like this blog and a soon-to-be myspace page—has ushered in new ways of thinking about public television and its potential to reach new audiences. What an amazing experience to be part of a grassroots movement and embrace the technology at our fingertips. I’ll definitely miss it here.

Matt Rains
Intern, Institutional Advancement

1 comment:

Sue said...

Hi Matt,
We miss you too!