From a fellow SWA Intern,
So I landed a graphic design internship (paid of course) with Southwest Airlines immediately after graduating. The whole deal fell right into my lap, and after four weeks of grueling background checking and FAA whatnots, I started this journey.
My whole world has changed in just three short weeks of working this job. I’m awake at 6am and leave my home while it’s still dark outside. I catch a train because it always avoids traffic. I do more work than I’ve ever done, yet I always have time for it and I never have to bring it home with me (unlike school). I get off work, I catch the train, and I’m back home at 6pm, just in time for it to be dark. I’m gone all of the day. I clock in at least eleven hours a day of wearing shoes.
In three short weeks I’ve completed enough tasks to have fulfilled all of my design classes requirements. All of the classes. Luckily I was prepared for this because despite the load I never feel burdened or overwhelmed. It’s quite the opposite really. I find myself several times a day smiling at my computer screen because I’m so happy to be doing what I’m doing. My days are long but they’re full. I’m learning so much I can hardly get enough! It’s simply amazing how many jobs go into making those planes fly. So many parts and pieces, all so important, to making that big picture the biggest.
It’s hard to fine tune what I want to say right now so I’ll put it on hold. There’s just so much that’s taken place in such a short amount of time. This is the life. I’m living it. I’m taking off.