Bridget Schirripa ’14

The past two days at American Transit have been a whirl wind! I have been getting a crash course in all the legal proceedings and language I will need for the next two months. While it is a ton information all at once, I am enjoying myself. Everyone is so nice and friendly and so willing to help which makes it really great!

After work I decided to go to the gym for a quick workout. While living at EHS I have a free membership to Eastern Athletic Club. It is a very nice gym complex, complete with a great list of free exercise classes which I will totally be taking advantage of.

Last night I also went to see the Great Gatsby and out to dinner. It was a nice way to unwind from a busy day. We went to the cute little diner across the street from where I am living and then walked to the theater. It was a great way to explore the area and see more of the place that will be my home for the summer.

Today was another busy day full of training. Me and the two other interns sat with a paralegal today and learned how to research and file claims. Tomorrow the group of supervisors will be taking us out to lunch which is sure to be fun! It’s been a busy, but interesting and great two days!

Welcome to New York!

Today I officially arrived in NYC! It’s pretty safe to say I am in complete shock right now. There is so much going on in the city, it is very different from the small historical town of Lexington Ma, where I call home. I have never seen a place so alive with different people all hustling from place to place. It makes Worcester look tiny!

Moving in was an interesting process, thankfully we were able to get a parking spot right across from my residence which made it so much easier. We could have sold that parking spot for a lot of money if we wanted to. After my dad and I finished moving in everything we took a ride on the subway to test out my route to work tomorrow morning. It seems fairly straight forward, however I’m sure tomorrow it will be very busy. We then spent a little time grocery shopping and then grab a quick bite to eat at a very nice a cheap sushi bar across the street. This will definately be a place I will be frequenting!

Currently, I just finished setting up my room at EHS St. George Weller Residence and am taking some time to relax and unwind. It has been a busy weekend and a eventful day. I am looking forward to starting work tomorrow and can not wait to see what American Transit has in store for me!

View from my room


in the middle of packing...

2 days left to NYC! It’s hard to believe the past two weeks at home passed so quickly but it’s true, only 2 days left. I’ve been scurrying around trying to get everything ready. After relaxing andenjoying company at the annual family BBQ on Memorial Day, the past few days have been a rush. I’ve officially finished all the shopping and now I am in the middle of packing. Unfortunately, it’s not really coming along too great. My room is currently a mess of clothes and luggeged thrown everywhere.

Today I enjoyed some fun when I set out with an old high school friend to an old diner in town. It was so great to get a delicious and cheap breakfast! Definately a good way to start a day full of packing. After attempting to pack, I decided to take my little brothers to see the movie Epic. I must say it was pretty good and I’m really glad I got to spend some quality time with them before I leave. My Dad and I set out on Saturday afternoon for the city, where we will be spending the night at my Aunt and Uncles apartment in Brooklyn and then I’ll move into EHS on Sunday morning. I am really excited for the summer and with each day my excitement grows!

New York City here I come!!!

a business ready wardrobe!

The count down to my legal internship at American Transit Insurance and summer in New York City has official begun! In about a week in a half I will be making the short trip down to the city and moving into Educational Housing Services (EHS), my new home for the next 10 weeks.

After arriving home from Holy Cross on Friday, and spending a relaxing weekend at home, I’ve  realized it’s time to actually start preparing for this summer. So yesterday, I spent the day shopping for business appropriate attire. Even though my wardrobe is pretty much finished I still have a ton left to do:

  • Pack (not as easy as it sounds)
  • figure out what shoes to bring
  • grocery shop
  • get a hair cut
  • laundry

The list seems to keep growing everyday! I received two emails today. The first, from my internship supervisor, just reaching out to me and letting me know how excited she is. The other, from EHS, the dorms I will be staying. It was nice to get some more information about what my summer could be like.

I am looking forward to working and living in the city, but I am also a little nervous. This is a completely new experience for me, I have never been to the city! Lots of my friends will be in the city participating in various Summer Internship Program (SIP) internships as well so it will be fun to spend the summer exploring New York with them. 11 DAYS LEFT!