It’s only my third day back at the station since the COVID-19 pandemic closed our office back in March. To say it feels weird would be an understatement. Things aren’t back to business as usual just yet, but we’re slowly moving forward.

I miss a lot of my coworkers, but for some reason, I’m missing my interns a little more today. I have been blessed to work with some truly amazing interns since starting at the station six years ago. This year, I worked with a group of high school seniors out of Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School. They were eager to learn and tried their hardest to make the most out of the experience. These kids were only a couple of months shy of graduating when the novel coronavirus brought the entire world to a screeching halt. One of my interns started her first day on Monday, March 16 and the office closed on Tuesday, March 17. She never had a chance to experience the internship she had waited two trimesters to participate in.

Another one of my interns was a senior at the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth. He was only here for a month, but I could tell that he was exceptional. Not just as a future employee, but as a kind human being, as well.

Wherever you guys are right now, know that I miss you and wish you were here to help me figure out this “new normal.” I miss having a right-hand man/woman to assist me with a big project, work through a problem, or just be there to bounce ideas off of. You guys are awesome and I know your last year of school wasn’t anything like you expected, but I hope your futures turn out as bright as you all are.

Thanks for being my “minions,”

- Kasey

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