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Author: natn

For the past two days, I interviewed department supervisors about common contract purchases. As Daphna predicted, each department uses different vendors for uniforms/embroidery, office supplies, and cleaning services. If the Town consolidates these purchases, we may be able to negotiate … Continued

Author: Ashley Kazouh

So this week’s post will be short. These past two weeks have been jammed with new experiences and learning opportunities. For example, I have been given the opportunity to write a grant for Communities in Schools Chatham County. While this … Continued

Author: Laura May

It’s hard to believe that we just completed the third session of the Institute. With only two more sessions, it feels like we still have a lot of topics to cover and more to learn about the participants. Our focus … Continued

Author: Roger Brown

I’ve realized that I’ve been pretty bad about explaining the work that I’m actually doing in Wake County’s Budget and Management Services Department (BMS), so I’ll open with that this week.  My role is akin to a budget analyst.  Or … Continued

Author: natn

In an attempt to step out of the box, which I call the office, I accompanied Pam in her weekly patrol of the Town Cemetery. As we cleared debris and fixed fallen floral arrangements, I wondered what stories the people … Continued

Author: fielykm

Adulting [ah-dull-ting] verb The commonly used word by millennials to describe performing activities once so far outside the realm of daily life that now when you actually do them you think you’re completing some monumental task.   There are certain … Continued

Author: Roger Brown

  It was a big week. Like a competitive distance runner striding the final stretch of race, the end of Wake’s FY19 budget adoption was full of grit, determination, and even a little exhaustion. I’ve only been here for about a … Continued

Author: Laura May

Last week I ended my post with a quote that stuck out to me in that you have to start somewhere. As I went home and reflected upon my experience with the Institute and my Professional Work Experience thus far, … Continued

Author: natn

I’ve come to one of my favorite parts of my internship experience so far–preparing a training on fraud and ethics. Not only is the topic interesting (to say the least), but the task itself brings my teaching skills back to … Continued

Author: fielykm

In my program I am a bit unique from the rest of my classmates. Out of approximately 28 of us, there are 3 of us hoping to pursue a career in the Federal government. This is not that surprising, I … Continued

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