Lessons I learned while interning at Microsoft

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This is a long overdue post, considering that when I look out the window from where I am sitting now, the trees are just beginning to fleck with fiery reds and yellows, the tell-tale signs of approaching autumn days. Although it has only been three months since I’ve returned home from spending the summer in the Emerald City, it seems like ages ago. Amongst the whirlwind of fall semester and the realization that I am currently amidst my last year of undergrad (a whole nother jumble of thoughts all together), I somehow put writing this on the back burner. Part of it is procrastination, but the greater reason is that this summer was such a major growing period for me that I still find myself processing through everything that I’ve learned.

This summer, I spent 12 weeks at Microsoft HQ in Redmond interning as a service engineer.

It was so much fun!! Or at least those were the words I used to respond to the “Omg how was your summer?!” which dominated my first few weeks back at school. Thinking back, it was probably the best way to answer since in reality it is impossible to summarize three months of eye-opening experiences into those awkward verbal exchanges as both parties are scrambling in between classes, but luckily, this is what the blog is for! Continue reading

What I spend in a week as a college student living in Atlanta

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I’ve recently run into Refinery 29’s Money Diaries series (thanks to Melissa’s blog), where they  are “asking millennial women how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period.” I thought that I would be fun to make my own version of this and see where my money goes! I am an undergraduate college student living in Atlanta, budgeting from her hard worked savings from prior internships and several jobs on campus.

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Chattanooga Through My Eyes

Charm & hidden treasures.