I Flew a Plane…Inside

One of my favorite experiences during my internship was heading down to Florida to JetBlue’s University. I never thought of flying a plane before but on one of the first days of my internship I was given a chance. The “planes” are inside a large warehouse and don’t look anything like a plane at all…from the outside. As you step inside the simulator the white bullet is transformed into a completely equipped cockpit. Everything on the inside is exactly like a real airplane. I headed into the cockpit and sat in my pilot’s seat, reaching for the peddles (and then…i pushed my seat up). Although they wouldn’t allow me to crash the plane (hey, someone has to ask) it was fun navigating my way to BOS airport. Even the screens simulate perfectly what you would be flying over and everything you would be seeing through the cockpit windows.  As you start your flight you will even feel the turbulence as you take off for lift off. It was completely amazing and so real! Who would’ve thought you could fly inside!

The White Bullet!

Inside the Cockpit of the Flight Simulator!

Amazing Day at the University!

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My First Morning Jetting

Flying JetBlue!

It’s my first day of work and I’m off to sunny Orlando,  FL. I started my day waiting for a shuttle driver at 4:15am who didn’t feel like showing up til around an hour later. (I’m a bit sleep deprived at the moment) I guess I better get used to these early or very late flights. But who am I to complain? I get to travel places this summer I never would have dreamed of doing if it weren’t for my internship with JetBlue. After that it was off to the place where people can fly, the airport. LaGuardia airport was much easier than I expected. I may have been a little lucky avoiding the crowd at JFK this time but I’ll be over there in a mere week heading off to Salt Lake City. I did forget sunscreen was not allowed in my carry on, I guess I’ll have to avoid too many rays today as I had to ditch it at the airport or go through the process of checking my bag. Once that was over, it was a breeze. I watched the clouds bubble up outside my plane window and then I was off.

The airplane ride was a lot of fun and it is true, you do get the same service in the air as you do on the ground with JetBlue. (and their snacks are delicious!) It’s been really exciting to see the JetBlue ads, especially getaways around subways, airports and more. Getting the experience of flying with the company I’ll be working for on the first day was pretty great.

I have to say,  I have met the nicest people on my journey as a JetBlue intern already. I don’t usually hear people talking about how much they love their job but whenever I mention I’m interning for their company their eyes brighten and they don a huge smile on their face. Each person I have met from in the office to flight attendants could not say more about how working at JetBlue brings joy to them. One woman even told me how she worked at a pretty large film company and gave up her job to be a flight attendant for JetBlue and would never look back. I am truly lucky to be apart of this company, if only for a mere 10 week internship.

A New New Yorker

So I’ve been sitting here for the past couple weeks…literally. When they say school wares you down, that’s pretty true. I got sick over finals week and thought I was better…and then found out I had pneumonia. It’s probably not the most fun I’ve had. This summer hasn’t been very eventful…yet. I was excited today because I went out for the first time in the past 10 days. Although it was only to one clothing store and Starbucks (had to get some fuel, staying hydrated of course) it was a big step for me haha.

My past few summers I’ve been a bit bored. Not many places like to hire “college” students as I’ve learned. There’s probably dusty applications at 30 places from last summer sitting around in stores, salons and any place that hires. You name it, I went there.  It apparently isn’t worth hiring a college student because we leave at the end of the summer. Who knew higher education could actually ruin your chances of a job?! That was about the first thing I was asked every time I stepped in the door to hand someone over my application. So I’ve had my bout of babysitting. Then this year I started working at a Marketing firm by my college called Krative. Now, I’m actually a PR major but I learned over the past semester at my internship that I really enjoyed marketing. So that’s how we get to this story…

I found out a few weeks ago that I will be interning with the amazing company JetBlue. I’m going to be a Getaways marketing intern. The journey started when I drove down to NYC (probably not my best idea, the roads are HORRIBLE) for my 5 hour interview. After that it was fate, I got the job. You have no idea how excited I am to be working in NYC this summer (and a little nervous). When someone goes. “I took the L to the N to the”…yeah I have no idea what you’re talking about. I’m planning on getting lost a few times on the great subway systems of NYC. In just over a week I’ll be moving down to the grand city, the big apple, the greatest place on earth as some would call it. Now see, on my way home I see cows, pigs, and horses and very soon, I’ll be saying goodbye to my pretty little car and swapping our my scenery for some street vendors and Starbucks on every corner. I guess it’s not such a bad deal, is it? 🙂 I have a lot to learn this summer and I’ll be filling you in on every bit of my journey. But my first stop after I move in to my apartment? Orlando, FL. and that’s just the start of it. I’ll also be traveling to Salt Lake City, Utah and who knows where else! Did you know a flight to Bermuda is only 2 1/2 hours? Oh yeah, I looked that one up of course. I have so many experiences to come this summer and I am filled with joy, and soon I’ll be filled with a vendor hotdog (they look sketchy but you gotta try it once right?). 

So here starts the countdown…8 days to NYC!