The first thing I’m expecting is that Spain is nothing like the United States and nothing like Germany. I’ve spent enough time in those two countries that I think by now I have the cutlures down. It’s time for a change. The second of my expectations is that my summer is going to be far cooler than all my friends’ summers. Well, that’s not an expectation so much as it is a stone-cold fact. I mean, I could live in Phoenix for the summer and work at the mall, or I could live in Barcelona and work for a museum that is also a venture capital firm. I think the choice is clear.
As for what I am trying to get out of this experience…well, experience for one. I study finance, so an internship with a small firm in the financial field would do wonders in terms of developing the skills that I will need later in life. Not to mention, improving my Spanish would certainly be a beneficial endeavor. Right now, it’s pretty questionable. To add to all that, the connections I will make this summer could easily last a life time. And who knows…maybe I’ll be impressive enough to get hired full time! Unrelated: I’m not sure what for a picture I should be using right now, since I’m sitting in my cousin’s room in Munich hiding from the rain, so he’s a picture of mz favorite team (FC Bayern Munich) destroying Barcelona in the CL the other week. It seems fitting and inappropriate at the same time: http://polpix.sueddeutsche.com/bild/1.1657234.1366781482/860×860/mario-gomez-fc-bayern-muenchen-fussball-champions-league-fc-barcelona.jpg