Recognizable me: Hey everyone! My name is Carly Haney and I am going to be a senior this upcoming fall at the University of Colorado Boulder. I am 21 years old and was born and raised in Parker, Colorado which is about 25 minutes outside of Denver. This is a picture of me eating one of my favorite foods, a crepe, in one of my favorite places, Breckenridge. If you haven’t been to Crepes a la Carte, you need to go, they are seriously life changing!
Where you’re at: I am currently spending my summer mostly in Boulder, with the occasional weekend trips to Parker and other more exciting (not that exciting) places. I usually spend my summers down in Parker full time, so this was a little bit of a change. I decided this summer was the summer to not work at the restaurant that I have been working at for about 6 years (on and off). Thank goodness for that!
I am a little more than halfway done with my summer internship at Particle Measuring Systems. I had never heard of the company either, but this internship gave me the opportunity to do some real hands on marketing tasks that I have yet to experience in class. The job has taken a bit of adjusting due to my lack of knowledge in the science/engineer areas and also not being used to sitting at a desk for 40 hours of my week. It is not my dream job, but I have enjoyed getting to know some marketing programs and getting way more experience than I would be if I were just serving people food. I am still learning how to balance my work weeks with some summer fun, so far I have not been super successful on the fun front.
At CU, I am in Leeds pursuing a Marketing degree while also working on a TAM certificate to help myself improve in the technology side of things.
What you want: From this class, my main focus is how to make my writing stand out in the business world. I always hear from businesses that they choose a person whose resume is creative or a person had a creative cover letter. I want to learn how to stand out while also sounding business professional. I struggle finding this balance and feel as if my personality is lost when writing business pieces. I really need to work on how to establish my tone and make it always present, no matter what I am writing.
Also, I am always hearing about how important a LinkedIn profile is, but have yet to really build up my profile. I realize this can really help me look for jobs for after graduation so I need to focus on perfecting my current ‘lazy’ profile. Lastly, I like any opportunity I have to improve my writing. I like to think I know how to write but there is always something new to learn.
Where to find you: This summer I have been making the attempt to become more outdoorsy. I have always loved to go hiking but I want to go more than the occasional 3-4 times I usually go during the summer (I am dying to go to Maroon Bells in Aspen just for the beautiful scenery). I really want to go camping since I have never been (crazy I know).
I also love trying new places to eat. I have been big into ice cream this summer and I fall more in love with Little Man’s ice cream in LoDo every time I go there. I love to cook, but mostly bake any time I get the chance. I am on Pinterest all the time pinning mostly food and desserts. This summer, I have also been able to go to my first country concert (Jason Aldean) a couple weekends ago. I had always hated country music before I came to college, but now I can’t get enough (I am not a huge fan of the super “honky tonk” stuff though)!
I would like to say that you could find me at some beachy and exotic places this summer but I only have plans to travel within the United States so far. I am looking for a good road trip to take!