Author Archives: Juanita James

My First Day at The Burke

This semester I will be an administrative intern. My supervisor, Dr. Beth Bidlack, was very nice and open with me on my first day at the Burke.  I was very excited but somewhat nervous because I’m not sure how much I will be able to accomplish in the short time that I will be here.  However, I determined to put my best effort forward and make a difference with my hard work.  Beth introduced me to the other staff members, who were very friendly and seem cool.  As she was walking me through the stacks, I was trying to absorb all the information I was receiving.  I must admit, some of it stuck and some did not.

However, as I was looking around, I started visualizing new ways to rearrange furniture and books, and other ways to make the office space more efficient and inviting.  At first, I was not going to take this internship but I’m so glad I changed my mind.  I think I will learn a lot from the Burke staff and Dr. Bidlack.