During this past week I have made two observations. The first is how every intern reaches a point in their internship when they almost become fully comfortable with their role in the office. Or at least this is how I feel. I no longer have to bug the other staffers with little questions regarding how to do certain tasks. I feel so comfortable with the office that all last week I walked the two new interns through office procedures, how to do certain tasks, and answered questions. By thoroughly and quickly bringing the new interns up to speed I increased office efficiency and productivity.
Secondly, I was able to enjoy the company and mentoring of my roommate’s mentor on Saturday. My roommate was nice enough to invite me to his mentor’s home where we spent the afternoon lounging around the pool and later going out to dinner and a movie. The great thing about this shows how AAPD interns do not have to restrict themselves to developing a relationship strictly with their mentors. An intern can develop strong friendships both his or her own mentor and the mentors of their peers.