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Author: Lindsay Carter

Hello, blog readers! I’m Lindsay, and I am a full time employee of the City of Albemarle and full time student at MPA@UNC, the online version of Carolina’s MPA program. I am completing my professional work experience at, well, work! … Continued

Author: Adora Thayer

So. I am going to first tell you where I am completing my practicum this summer, because this place, is killer cool. Welcome to Zebulon, North Carolina. It is a small town just outside of the state capital. It was … Continued

Author: Alexander Vazquez

Dear Durham, When I first met you in 2007, I had no idea how much you would change over the next eight years. Today, your downtown is booming; (as I explained in several of my posts this summer) you are … Continued

Author: Meagan McDougall

As I sit in my office at the EDC for the last time and collect all my notes from throughout the summer, I can’t believe my 10 weeks here are over. The past few days I’ve been spending time really … Continued

Author: Joseph Maugeri

Did you know that Raleigh’s nickname is the “City of Oaks”? I didn’t until just a few days ago. What pushed me to go to Raleigh’s wiki page and learn this was actually my walk to lunch earlier this week. … Continued

Author: Olivia Hammill

Well, the end is near! I’ve wrapped up all of my projects, written some thank you notes, and cleaned out my office. Almost as if on cue, the printed, finished, beautiful booklet arrived today! We had a first print run … Continued

Author: Joseph Maugeri

This past week, we had the opportunity to attend the Financial and Business Services Summer Conference, which is held annually in Raleigh. The event is attended by DPI staff, LEA finance staffers, and superintendents from across the state to share … Continued

Author: Meagan McDougall

My first week back in the office after California has been a blur. I’m not sure if it’s jet lag or just continued exhaustion but almost everything has blended together making me unsure of my days. What I do know … Continued

Author: Alexander Vazquez

As I mentioned in my last post, one of the projects I am working on this summer involved a survey. Although I was only hoping to gain information about employees’ experiences using certain software platforms, much to my surprise, I … Continued

Author: Olivia Hammill

Today, I’m talking about something completely separate from anything else I’ve worked on this summer. This morning, I visited animal control! I met Granville County’s (GC) animal management director when my internship started, and he invited me to visit the … Continued

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