Recognizable Me: Hello everyone! My name is Drew Abernethy, I am 21 years old and hail from Charlottesville, Virginia. I will be a Senior this coming Fall studying Entrepreneurship & Operations in the business school. That being said, I took an unconventional path to CU as I actually transferred in beginning of my Junior year. Previously, I played lacrosse at a small school on the coast of Virginia. I came to CU looking for more out of my college experience and just life in general. I couldn’t be happier to be living and going to school in Boulder and taking advantage of everything Colorado has to offer.
This is a picture of me at one of my favorite Colorado destinations: Red Rocks! I love live music and you will more than likely always find me there with this big of a smile on my face.
Where I’m at: As of this very moment, writing this blog post, I am at home in Virginia for the week. It has been nice to be able to spend time with family and hometown friends over the holiday weekend. Soon though I will be headed back to Colorado to continue my internship. This summer I am working full time as an Operations Intern for a software company in Broomfield. Surprisingly, the last internship I applied to ended up being the one I landed, and it has been an awesome experience so far.
What I want: I am excited to learn how to maintain my personal writing voice across all styles of writing, formal and informal. I think it would be great to broadcast my personality and voice through all writing avenues while not having it dumbed down by what academia typically asks of you. One’s own voice has the ability to get a message across in a much more effective manner than a “standard” voice.
From my internship experience, I have come to discover writing is the basis of a lot of initial communication. Whether it be email campaigns, social media outreach, or internal communication, sound writing is crucial. I hope to hone my professional writing skills through this course so that I may better communicate in the business world.
Where to find Me: My typical summer weekday is unfortunately spent inside working, but luckily the sun doesn’t set til super late! After sitting, working eight hours a day I absolutely NEED physical activity and find myself a lot of the time trying to fit too many activities into my afternoon and evening. Some of these activities include hiking, mountain biking, playing lacrosse or ice hockey, or working out at the rec. If you couldn’t tell I am very active and always allocate time to be spent outside everyday. I mean, how could you not while living in the beautiful state of Colorado? Check out my Instagram to see some photos of my adventures! I save weekends for bigger adventures like concerts at Red Rocks, camping & backpacking, and hiking 14ers! In the winter you will find me on the mountain skiing til I drop.
On the other hand, I also have a very creative side. I own and operate my own Etsy store where I design, manufacture, and sell collectible lapel pins centered around my favorite electronic music. Some of these artists include GRiZ, Gramatik, and Pretty Lights. Creating this Etsy store has been such a fun and rewarding experience as I have been able to combine my passion for live music and love of graphic design into a successful business! It is an awesome feeling to be standing in the crowd at Red Rocks and seeing someone repping your work and supporting your vision.