Week 2: Getting Settled

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Sunday, June 13, 2021


Kirk Kleinsasser

This week, I found myself settling into my internship much more. I unfortunately had to miss two of our internship events for personal reasons, but I was still very happy with my progress outside of that. I finished some initial data processing required for my data analysis of APS Career job posting this week and I am excited to start programing with mySQL and python and get into the meat of my work here. My mentor and I have set out a nice plan for the next few weeks that should keep me on track.

The other APS interns and I were invited to a birthday bash event with the organization and were introduced to everyone—we received a warm welcome and had the chance to get to know some of the people we will be working with these few months. We also attended a little virtual lunch with all the APS interns and supervisors. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them and I look forward to similar events in the future.

The next week should be eventful—aside from deviling further into my work, I will have several events with my peers at APS and the other SPS interns. I’m particularly excited for the SPS colloquium on Thursday! I’ll be sure to post an update in my next blog on it.


Kirk Kleinsasser