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  • Amanda 3:22 am on November 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Basketball, NBA, , WhizKids, Wizards, work hard   

    Gametime 

    Oh my oh my. Where have I been? I guess that is what having an internship and being a full time college student mixed does to you. Life with the Wizards has its ups and downs. There are some weeks where there is so little to do, that it is only a few assignments to do throughout the day. Other weeks, like the past one, where it is constant need for spreadsheets to be made, information to research, and packages to ship.

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  • Amanda 5:43 pm on October 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Time Management is the Key – to EVERYTHING! 

    Hello everyone,

    I apologize for the delay in posts. I have been insanely busy between interning, school and all those crazy clubs I’m in on campus. Today is “Fall Break” so I’m using some of my time to catch up on everything else!

    Life with the Wizards/Mystics is pretty good. I absolutely love being in the Verizon Center for work. I’ve always been here for games but never the behind the scenes stuff. And let me tell you, it is one BIG place. So many doors and elevators that it makes my head spin. But I’m learning my way around all four floors and concourses.

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    • Amber 2:58 am on October 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      haha, good tip on time management!

  • Amanda 7:01 pm on September 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Basketball Basketball… 

    Hello everyone,

    I apologize for the lack of blog posts from my account lately. But being a full-time student and an intern at the same time is nothing short of chaotic. Because I haven’t fully updated you, I’ll fill you in. I am now an intern for the Washington Wizards and the Washington Mystics. The two organizations just merged under the ownership of Monumental Sports. I am a new media and graphics design intern for the Mystics (WNBA) and marketing for the Wizards (NBA).

    While I’ll keep you updated on my current whereabouts and doing, I can’t disclose any major information. So I can debunk rumors or give any inside scoops (sorry!) but otherwise, this is a pretty fun position.

    I’ve been here about a week now and this past Monday night, I was on staff for the Midnight Tip-off Practice that kicked off the Wizards training camp. It was held at 12:01am at the Patriot Center at George Mason University. It was a great event that attracted several thousand students and fans from the area for a night of free giveaways, live music performances and the chance to see the 2010-2011 Wizards in action.

    I arrived around 7pm with two other interns in the marketing department and we kind of just hung out with the staff and helped with projects as they arrived. We were in charge of distributing coupons for goodies at the end of the game including free Chik-fil-A and Dunkin Dounuts as well as pocket schedules, rosters and key chains that explain our Student Study Break program that features discounted tickets and free Chipolte for students! (Want details, ask me, I repeated it enough to know it by heart!).

    We did great and actually ran out of pocket schedules they were so popular. I think it helped having the Wizard girls there helping me. 🙂

    It was a long night but it seems that everyone had a good time. We have Fan Fest on Sunday that features a scrimmage match at the Patriot Center that ends the week-long training camp. Looks to be exciting.

    It is pretty neat to be able to be apart of this organization and attend these events from a different perspective than being just a fan. As I’m here longer and become “more profound” in the sports management lingo, I’ll give updates!

    Stay cool and dry out there – this weather is wacky!

    Amanda

     
  • Amanda 2:29 pm on September 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Funny How Networking Works 

    Hey everyone,

    This post isn’t really as much about internships as I’d like it to be only because I’m still waiting to hear back from the one I interviewed for several weeks ago (have to love the waiting game!). So this is more about a funny little story that happened to me about a week and an half ago. For more…click below!

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  • Amanda 6:44 pm on August 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    It’s Like a Brand New Day 

    So as most of you know, classes have started up again here at American University. And with that comes new classes, new people and new opportunities. In my experience at AU, I have so many different kinds of internships and opportunities thrown my way that I haven’t seemed to have straightened them all out yet! But that is what I came to Washington, DC for. The experience. See more below.

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  • Amanda 1:10 am on August 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Keep with It – It Pays Off 

    Hey everyone,

    So scary to think this summer is coming to a close! My internship at iHigh.com is over for another summer and I’m back in Washington, D.C. It is crazy to think that 3 months passed so quickly. While I loved being home, it is great to be back in DC. I apologize on the hiatus – between packing, driving and moving into my first apartment – things have been hectic. But it allows me to look towards to future (I’ll update you on my next post as I am still working out the details of it at the moment.) and I am really excited for what is to come! But so far this is what I’ve learned this summer.

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  • Amanda 6:33 pm on August 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , flag football, getting along, interns, , , , volleyball, working together   

    Sometimes You Have to Let Others Have a Turn 

    So the Bluegrass State Games are finally over and done for another year. I know you all are probably as glad as I am

    to see them go. As much as I love getting out there any taking pictures, the heat and amount of driving around I have had to do for them in the past 4 weeks is by far the best reliever in seeing them be done with.

    But I can gladly say that I took over 3,000 photos myself over the course of it (if even more than that) and I didn’t even cover all the events! But what I wanted to talk about in this post is that I didn’t do everything myself. I think something to always keep in mind is that even though you may want everything to be your way, don’t forget to let other people have a chance too. (More …)

     
  • Amanda 7:31 pm on July 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , lacrosse, Lexington Legends, National Guard, , raquetball, soccer, softball, , tee ball, , youth   

    So Many Sports – Only ONE Photographer! 

    So the Bluegrass State Games finally arrived. And only two weekends in, I’m exhausted! It has been hot temperatures here in Kentucky (hello 90s!) so that makes the running around town a little harder to handle. But the amount of people (athletes, parents and siblings alike) that have turned out to participate has been incredible! I talked to some families that drive to and from home each day – some of those being hours away – just so their child can participate. They don’t seem to mind sitting out in the blazing sun for hours on end just to cheer on everyone, even during games from other counties they never have even met!

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  • Amanda 7:23 pm on July 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Sometimes You Have to Have Some Downtime… 

    Hello everyone!

    Sorry on the delay – sometimes the days of summer all start to blend together. I would say I have been extremely busy but I haven’t been in the same sense that I have talked about in my other posts. I think when people apply to internships and so on, they think they will be running around doing 20 million things all day everyday. But that isn’t always the truth. I know iHigh has been busy getting ready for the Bluegrass State Games that start this weekend but it hasn’t been full throttle…at least not yet. (More …)

     
  • Amanda 2:49 pm on June 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , broadcasts, camera, championships, , , , Lexington, , , newspaper, photographs, , press, , tournament, weather   

    Take Me Out to the Ball Game… 

    As I asked in the title of this post, for someone to please “take me out to the ball game”. Well I went to the ball game. I went to eleven ball games in 5 days as the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) hosted the 2010 State Baseball Tournament at Applebee’s Park in downtown Lexington, June 14th – 19th. As one of the tournament sponsors, iHigh was one of the official photographers of the games. So I got to spend almost 30 hours watching high school baseball…

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  • Amanda 12:02 am on June 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , healthy, ihigh, , Jared Fogle, , , NBC, , , radio DJ, scheduling, Shay Sorrells, spokesperson, , Subway,   

    Scheduling for the Biggest Loser ! 

    So this week, I regret to say, there were no photos for me to take. But that didn’t mean there wasn’t work to be done. Therefore, I switched to the marketing side of things. iHigh has a direct partnership with the annual Bluegrass State Games held throughout the state of Kentucky (though mainly in Louisville and Lexington) during the month of July.

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  • Amanda 8:46 pm on June 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: angles, , , , , ,   

    Make Sure Your Internship is an Ace 

    The most valuable thing that you can get out of an internship is hands on experience. If you are not able to jump in and really get a chance to do more than just grab coffee and sit behind a desk, you need to find another place to spend your time. While being at iHigh, I paid my dues behind a desk but I also got to go out and actually do something! This past weekend, for the second year in a row, I was a photographer at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) State Tennis Tournament held at the tennis complex on the University of Kentucky’s campus.

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    • juliaandromios 1:52 pm on June 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Bonjour, Polite to unify you, I am Julia

  • Amanda 5:57 pm on May 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: American University Athletics, , inauguration, , journalism, , , , , ,   

    Greetings from the Bluegrass State! 

    Hello there! I’m new to the blogging sphere for AU Interns so let me take this opportunity to introduce myself.

    My name is Amanda Zimmer and I am an upcoming junior at American University majoring in Broadcast Journalism with minors in Marketing and Studio Art Multimedia. In my two years at American, I’ve really immersed myself in all the opportunities that the university and city of Washington, D.C. offers. I am extremely active within the School of Communication, serving my second term as president of the Undergraduate Council as well as an ambassador to perspective and first-year students. I am also involved with the Kogod School of Business as the vice president of communication for the Kogod Marketing Association and a new brother of the business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi. As you can see, I keep pretty busy! But I love it and wouldn’t want it any other way.

    Living in the DC area, I have had some amazing opportunities and internships thus far that have really allowed me to get out into the city and meet a variety of people. Check out more below the cut on my internship experience both in Washington and my hometown of Lexington, Kentucky.

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