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cityLab 2014
Thursday - Week Six

Thursday – Week Six

This is the end:

This is the end:

So today is our last day. I’m sad, I like it here at LBBA the people are nice and the work is intriguing. Today is really just a reflection of our experiences that we have learned throughout our six weeks at the Citylab program. I learned so much from the college mentors and the LBBA...
THE END OF A JOURNEY

THE END OF A JOURNEY

The final day of a month and half long journey is in front of us. The day after the presentation, we assumed that it was all over, yet we are still doing blogs. I guess our work is never done. Anyways it is a strange day. There is a mix feeling of wanting to go...
The End Is Finally Here

The End Is Finally Here

This is my last blog. Today is the last day; the six weeks have finally come to an end. Before the internship started I didn’t imagine this was how it was going to be. I imagined working at an office just making copies and answering phone calls. But after I met Maggie at CAF and...
The Final Presentation

The Final Presentation

Today was the final presentation. I came in this morning and was really, really nervous; we had the chance to practice beforehand and fix up some things on the PowerPoint, add some slides and what not. I practiced with Lily a lot and we got our parts down pretty good. We had a run through...
Round of Applause

Round of Applause

I can honestly say today was the best work day ever, everything went great and we finished our final presentation; presenting it went really smooth. For two weeks I was freaking out about the presentation, praying I won’t mess up or forget what I’m supposed to say but I did  great the team and I was...
The Final Finale

The Final Finale

Sadly, this is my last post as a cityLab intern of 2014. This is the final finale because this is the last day for us interns. There is a lot of joy that came from being here for six weeks. I really enjoyed working with the people in the firm as well because you can...
Wednesday - Week Six

Wednesday – Week Six

This Is It

This Is It

This is it, today was our final presentation. I’m so relieved that our presentation to the firm went well. Before we went up there I was a bit nervous but once we stood up and started talking I felt so much more comfortable and confident. It was wonderful to see how engaged everyone was and...
We made it, we did it

We made it, we did it

The final presentation is complete. The team has finally gotten a chance to look back, step back, and see what all of the six weeks were leading up to. Seemingly unimportant, repetitive, and in certain ways frightening tasks had a purpose. All of these elements came together in one hour to show what city lab...
An Earnest Day

An Earnest Day

The day for the final presentation was finally here. All the preparation even going home to work on getting nervous, I came in this morning feeling very prepared for what today would bring. Coming in today, there were some finishing touches that needed to go on the presentation, so that was taken care of while...
Crunch time

Crunch time

Crunch time! With the final presentation tomorrow, there is no more time for slacking, snoozing, snacking, or slowing down. The team is in full gear to get the presentation to a ready and polished state. Perhaps the team did not get there today, but they tried their hardest to do so. Everyone knew what to...