My time at the Egyptian Theatre has come to an end but I am very thankful for every second of it. These past 14 weeks have taught me many new things about nonprofits, from fundraising during Give DeKalb County, to time-management and scheduling for this weekly blog. Being able to get creative in ways I had not previously experienced — like creating graphics on Canva and running the Theatre’s twitter account for Give DeKalb County — expanded my repertoire of knowledge and has made me a more confident student and person with loads of experience to rely on. Along with that, Give DeKalb County was a truly amazing experience. I have never been able to help with an event at this level before and I am incredibly grateful to have had the chance to help.
When I think back about my time here, my favorite memory was helping with the school show of Frozen Jr. While this was a long weekend, this show in particular made it all worth it. Hearing the “oohs” and “aahs” of these children who had never seen the Egyptian Theatre makes you realize just how important it is to keep such a magnificent building in the best shape you can. And by having the amazing staff working behind the scenes to keep the doors open and the many volunteers to help at events, they are able to do just that. I am thankful I was able to spend the last semester of my undergraduate degree here and I know I won’t be gone for long.
The Egyptian Theatre has made a real impact on my life and I hope anyone who gets the chance to work with these fantastic folks takes the opportunity. I look forward to seeing what events the Egyptian Theatre hosts in the future and returning whenever I can. While I am sad that my time working as an intern has ended, I have nothing but great things to say and can’t wait until I get to put my volunteer name-tag on again!