The days are getting hotter, finals are near and the eagerness to get out of school is hitting. The Loyola University summer dining hours will be going up soon—be on the lookout! The school year is almost over, and so is my Sodexo Marketing Internship.

I applied in July expecting to increase my social media posting techniques, create flyers on Photoshop and write press releases. What I have gotten from the internship is more than I could have asked for (really, I didn’t know what some of these things were back in July!).

Since beginning in August I have:

  • Uncovered that my favorite part of public relations is researching
  • Discovered that Pinterest is my favorite idea generating tool
  • Learned how to change my voice between Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, blogs and press releases
  • Communicate efficiently and effectively through email and in front of a group (thanks, LUDAB)
  • Enhanced my photography skills, especially photography of moving people and objects
  • Learned how to create and maintain professional relationships
  • How much effort goes into one meal period in the Orleans Room—in everything from Ms. Genie’s salads to Mr. Steve’s desserts to the sanitary staff cleaning our dishes in the most environmentally friendly way.

The good in this goodbye is the experience. I will never forget what I have learned here at Sodexo. Sure, it is going on the top of my resume; but the foundational skills—rereading emails before pressing send, always tagging the location on pictures and always double checking that I am posting without errors from the right account—are so ingrained in my mindset now that I will never forget.

Everyone I have encountered here at Sodexo deserves thanks: to all of the culinary staff for never forgetting to say hi; to the managers for including me in on decision making; to the other interns nationwide for the stimulating conversations on the intern conference calls; to the sanitation staff for doing their duties with pride. Above all, thank you, Daniella Alvarez, my supervisor, for giving me the best life advice on school, other internships, future jobs and growing up into an authentic and passionate businesswoman.

I highly recommend this internship to any mass communication major focusing in public relations or advertising. This internship is real world experience in a friendly atmosphere. Be on the lookout for the application!

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Mardi Gras Break is right around the corner. Please check for changes in our hours of operations during February 24th, 2017 to March 3rd, 2017.

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Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in America affecting 35% of the population?  Because certain risk factors like age, gender, race, and family history can’t be controlled, it’s important to know how to control other risk factors.   Controllable risk factors include cholesterol, blood pressure, and overweight and obesity.  Here are a few tips to keep those three things in check. Continue reading »

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We are constantly grilling up fresh burgers and chicken sandwiches for lunch and dinner in the Orleans Room. Did you know that you could go to the other various stations in the dining hall and combine foods to make your burger the best burger in the world?? Here are some great ways to hack the system…

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Staying Healthy During Carnival Season

Mardi Gras means many things for New Orleans residents, and just like a lot of holidays, food plays a major role in the celebration. From po’boys to moon pies, how can you make healthy choices during this tempting time?

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“There are far better things ahead than we leave behind,” –C. S. Lewis. Continue reading »

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Hi again Ben,

I feel like we are good friends since I’ve emailed you so much.

I just wanted to thank you and the Sodexo team for Friendsgiving. I really appreciate that you had ham as well as turkey. I love ham.

Your good friend,

Katie

Dear Good Friend,

Very happy to hear again from our valued customer. We’d like to thank you for coming out to our Friendsgiving event! We’ll continue to supply the ham as much as possible.

Always at your service,

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Everyone is stressed out. You’re running out of Wolfbucks. The library has started its extended hours. You know what time it is: finals. With all the stress that finals bring, you shouldn’t have to worry about finding the perfect dish to quench to your cravings—or something to boost your focus. Starting next week, we’re packing the menu with your favorite meals, brain food, and specialty bars in the OR and in the Danna Center Food Court. Continue reading »

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