Summer In Bloomington (Round 2)

Last year I stayed in Bloomington to take summer Icore. Although the class was not the best part, Bloomington in the summer is great!

If you like Bloomington, imagine it with all its beauty, without traffic, and with only a fourth the amount of people. It is one of the greatest places to spend a summer. Believe me, it beat going home to my parents house for the summer.

This summer or next, if you have the chance, I encourage you to take classes at Indiana University for half price, or find a job in Btown, or both! You probably already have to pay your rent for the summer right? If not, there are plenty of places to sublease for very reasonable prices in the summer. There are a lot listed on the OneStart classifieds.

The people here in the summer may be more friendly than during the year. I met some of my closest friends here at IU this past summer when there was a smaller group to hang out with. The fact that a lot of people leave just makes the remaining people on and around campus closer.

This summer, I am fortunate enough to have landed an internship in Bloomington. I am incredibly excited to be staying for the second summer in a row and to have an income so that I can check out all the places I have missed out on in Btown, with half the amount of people around.

About The Author
Katie MerkhoferAssistant Brand Manager

2016 update: I'm back!!

Why am I here? I stumbled across my old blog and thought - maybe there are others out there looking for some unfiltered professional advice. I am here to help! I will give you updates on life in the working world and how to handle life's challenges in the professional world. 

***Wow time really changes things doesn't it? I kept my former bio before as a reminder to always channel my inner student.

Former Bio from 2012:

My name is Katie Merkhofer and I am a senior at Indiana University Bloomington. I am currently perusing a major in marketing and a minor in German. I'm just your ordinary 21 year old from Cary, Illinois.

Although I spend most of my time in class, or doing class work, I am also the vice president of corporate relations and career development in the American Marketing Association Indiana University Chapter (IU AMA), in the marketing committee for the Kelley Retail Association (KRA), and I tutor for a finance course (Bus-F370).

One of my biggest passions is running. I have completed 6 half marathons! My favorite race was the Rock n' Roll half marathon in Las Vegas on my 21st birthday!

I can't wait to share my experiences at IU with you!

***Updates: I am now 25 and working in Brand Management living in Columbus,OH. I graduated in May 2013 with degrees in Marketing and International Business. I now spend most of my time at work, running or with my dog. I have now completed 12 half marathons and 2 full marathons!