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Sending Your Coworkers A LeBron Parody Email Is The Perfect Way To Depart From Your Internship

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I’m about to start my sophomore year at Florida State and I’m excited to return to my college town. I just completed a 12-week internship at an office and suffered through countless meetings, sitting at my desk with nothing to do, and being “Paper Bitch #1.” A summer of working 8 to 5 can take a toll on a college kid’s soul.

When it came time for me to leave, I felt it appropriate to leave in style. Although 70 percent of the 250 employees never knew I existed, they will all remember my name. I decided to send this mass email to the whole staff on my day of departure.

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Fellow Coworkers,

As some of you may know, today is my last day as an intern. Before anyone cared where I would work this summer, I was a college kid attending Florida State. It’s where I walked. It’s where I slept. It’s where I studied. It holds a special place in my heart. My relationship with Tallahassee is bigger than work. I didn’t realize that 12 weeks ago. I do now.

These past 12 weeks have shaped me into a better employee and student. I will always think of [company redacted] as a place I can revisit when I’m in town. I came here because of Adam and was quickly trained by Isabel. I loved showing Jake (the other intern) the ropes. It’s going to be tough to leave everyone on the sales team. I also want to thank Will, Adam, Brenda, and the sales team for giving me an amazing 12 weeks.

I always believed that I’d return to Tallahassee, I just didn’t know when. Actually, I did, because we set the time frame of the internship before my first day. Regardless, to make the move, I needed the support of my car, which is running smoothly so I shouldn’t have a problem.

I’m not promising an early graduation. I know how hard that is to deliver. I’m not ready right now. No way. Of course, I want to graduate in a couple years, but I’m realistic. It will be a long process, much longer than it was in my Loggers Run Middle School days. My patience will be tested. I know that. I’m going into a city with young minds and I will be the old head. I see myself as a mentor now and I’m excited to share the wealth of knowledge I’ve gained here with my fellow peers.

I feel my calling here goes above work. I have a responsibility to lead, in more ways than one, and I take that very seriously. My presence can make a difference at [company redacted] but I think it can mean more in Tallahassee. I want kids from surrounding high schools, like the one I attended, to realize there’s no better place to go to college. Maybe some of them will come to [company redacted] after college. That would make me smile. Our community, which hasn’t struggled at all (2014 National Champions) will still take all the talent it can get.

In Tallahassee, Florida, a lot is actually given. I’m prepared to sleep in, attend games, not work, and miss a few classes.

I’m ready to accept the challenge. I’m coming home.

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