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Intern Danielle says goodbye

December 8, 2010 Leave a comment

The beginning of the semester led me to Oak Knoll and now the end has come to sweep me away. As I write this blog post, I’m only two days away from my last day at Oak Knoll and my last day of classes, a month away from the University of Delaware Winter Commencement, and a month and a day away from moving across the country.

While I’m in the middle of preparing for finals, the holidays, graduation, and rushing to pack my entire life into a few boxes, don’t think for a second that I will forget about everyone at Oak Knoll. You all have made my first workplace experience a pleasure. Thank you for being so welcoming and providing me with experience in editing, InDesign, Photoshop, and so many of the useful skills I will need as a professional writer. Thanks to you, I now have confidence in my Tacoma, Washington job hunt.

I wrote in my first blog post, “I am sure Oak Knoll has a great deal of pleasant surprises and learning experiences in store for me, and I am sure that I will take in and come to love every single one,” and it’s no surprise that Oak Knoll did not let me down.

Thank you again, and I wish the very best for Oak Knoll, its wonderful employees, and inspiring book collection.

Danielle, Intern

Danielle Ellis, Intern

Danielle Intern!

October 12, 2010 Leave a comment
Danielle

Danielle Ellis

Hello everyone! As a senior English major at The University of Delaware, I am pleased to be sitting at my first internship desk and writing my first Biblio-Blog entry at Oak Knoll. I’ve only been traveling into Old New Castle for a week, and already I have been exposed to more of the book world than ever before.

Luckily for me, I came in at the most exciting time of the year—Oak Knoll Fest. I had never put much thought into how intricate the process of creating a book could be, but as I witnessed the creativity and the quality of materials used throughout the exhibit hall, I was blown away. I’m so used to reading my favorite stories, like “The Yellow Wallpaper,” in dull, chunky textbooks, and there it was in front of me, a unique and delicate copy of the book with beautiful pages of yellow wallpaper placed throughout. If only every story and its book could be so inspiring.

Although I was reluctant to place my favorite copy of “The Yellow Wallpaper” back onto the table and walk away, I will always look back to it when I think of how beautiful a book can be.

Like the artists and their books displayed at Oak Knoll Fest, I am sure Oak Knoll has a great deal of pleasant surprises and learning experiences in store for me, and I am sure that I will take in and come to love every single one.

I look forward to our time together, Oak Knoll family!

-Danielle, Intern