As summer comes to an end, I reflect on the past few months. My previous summers have been merely breaks from the difficult requirements of schooling. This regularly resulted in me feeling rusty at the start of each school year. That is not going to be the case this time. Interning at Malone’s Fine Sausage helped develop and sharpen the skills I acquired from school. Having no previous experience in marketing, outside the classroom, this learning experience was unbelievably beneficial. I will be going into my senior year at Marquette University with increased knowledge and confidence thanks to my time at Malone’s. I am so grateful that Daphne Jones, president and CEO, and Julie Schumann, Marketing Coordinator, gave me the opportunity to be a part of their team. Although the internship is coming to an end, August 17, I will not be leaving Malone’s. I am attached to the people and the product. Malone’s is a special place that makes me better prepared for my future every day. The more I put into the company, the more valuable lessons I receive. I look forward to continuing the learning experience through the school year.