One Month at a Publishing House

One Month at a Publishing House

Hello, friends!

I figured that since I’m working as a publishing intern this summer, I should archive some aspects of my experience on my blog! It’s been exciting and wonderful so far– the staff at David C. Cook are welcoming, kind, and supportive in every way. I love the atmosphere, and their mission to equip the church for making disciples with quality resources. Here are a few fun points about my first office job that I want to share with you! Comment below what your favorite part about your job is!

5 Blessings I’ve Encountered Working at a Publishing House:

  1. Coffee and Tea On-Demand

One of the first things I do each morning is take advantage of the company’s quality coffee and tea selection. Though this is a small detail, it’s still a pleasant morale boost; and I get to greet bright faces on the way there and back.

  1. Defining My Workspace

In food service, everyone’s constantly moving; in my last two jobs, I floated, finding places that contained work to be done. It’s affirming to settle into a space that’s my own, and place my things there. Three of us interns work at a table beside a window overlooking Pikes Peak. It’s the perfect mix of companionship and quiet. I feel like I have a home base, and that’s vitalizing.

  1. Getting to See Real Stuff that Goes out to Real People

Cook is great: they allow interns to get our hands on products slotted for release in the near future. The fact that they let us into production meetings, ask for our opinions on proposals, and elicit our help editing real-life resources is a blessing and joy. It’s whet my appetite for working in publishing, and I’ve gotten enough tastes of different products to start identifying where my passion lies (I’ll save that for another post 😉 ).

  1. Integrating My Faith and My Job

It’s refreshing to have a Christian work environment. I’ve had that experience with school, but not work. Cook possesses an atmosphere that exudes life and warmth, even as deadlines approach. My coworkers are encouraging—they take time to connect with one another as they move between meetings and projects. That sense of support is a huge blessing.

  1. Confidence and Confirmation

This is my first job that has me waking up every morning excited. Even on days I feel stunned by all the jobs to be done, I’m reminded how rich a blessing it is to be inundated in this ministry world, challenged by new experiences. I’m so grateful for the professional confidence boost this internship has been. The experience has been holistically reassuring. Many people my age promise that they don’t want to spend years behind a desk; after this past month, I could see spending hours at a publishing desk. My internship is only half over, but I’m so grateful for the wonderful time it’s been. Christ has been reassuring me that there are people who share my passions; and I fully trust that He’ll bring mine to fruition for His purposes. ❤

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