It’s not all about the internship. Sujin K. tells us what she’s been up to this summer, besides working.
People make fun of me when I say I’m from New Jersey, but I love going home for the summer. I’m away from it for so long (three months at a time), and I miss it like crazy. My internship this summer is on Long Island, which is quite a commute from home. I work 4 days a week, so I have long weekends to enjoy the many things happening in the area.
I’ve been lucky enough to go to Lake George for a weekend for my little sister’s lacrosse tournament, hike at Bear Mountain, go to Long Branch for a day at the beach, and take multiple trips into NYC.
A couple days before the start of the U.S. Open, my sisters and I went to Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day at the National Tennis Center grounds. We basically ran around all day watching different pros practice. We saw Kim Clijsters, and Rafael Nadal practice, which was cool – actually seeing them in person. Half the day was spent helping my little sister get her giant tennis ball signed by the pros walking around!
The next day, we went to the Barclays at Ridgewood Country Club. We watched some pros practice, including Matt Kuchar, who ended up winning the whole thing. After that we followed the pairs of JP Hayes and Rickie Fowler, and Ryuji Imada and Ian Poulter from tee-off to the 9th hole. It’s definitely more fun watching golf in person, though it’s easier to see what’s happening on TV because they follow where the ball goes. Watching live, if you don’t spot the ball right away, you’re pretty much lost until you walk and see where it landed.
Note: Sujin will return to Ohio State this fall as a senior in Welding Engineering, and president of the OSU student chapter of The American Welding Society (AWS).