Our summer intern series continues rolling along (and perhaps into fall considering the amount of feedback we’ve been getting). Here’s the latest entry, which comes to us from Avery Hairston, who’s currently interning in the planning department at JWT New York. Read on to find out how Hairston’s summer gig has informed his daily commute.

I’m on a downtown 4 train. It’s surprisingly not crowded for a Monday morning. I’m headed to the office to start another week of work at JWT. Before my summer-internship started, my train etiquette was pretty standard. Like the typical New Yorker, I kept to myself. I’d usually have my eyes closed, headphones in, and I’d probably be listening to the latest song by Michael Bublé Nas. Thanks to JWT, however, things have changed. I’m still listening to my music, but now I keep my eyes open.

Allow me to explain. In the two short months that I’ve been at JWT, I’ve already been exposed to countless aspects of the industry, from video production to brief writing, but my most important takeaway is something more intangible—call it a newfound hyper-awareness. And my time here has surprisingly transformed the way that I approach my life outside the office.
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