It’s about that time of year; summer’s fading, school is starting, and most importantly NEW INTERNS! More specifically me, Courtney Dubiel. I just wanted to take some time to tell you about the person who will be writing the future blogs you’ll be reading.
Courtney is the name. I am 20 years old (counting down the days until I’m 21) and I am a senior at St. John Fisher College. I am majoring in Communications and minoring in Marketing and like any other senior I have no idea what I will be doing once I graduate - but I can assure you it will be something great.
I love living in Rochester, but I’m not actually from here. I was born and raised in Syracuse, NY (GO ORANGEMEN!!) just about an hour away from here. Like every other person from Syracuse I am a huge Syracuse basketball fan, and we will be winning the NCAA tournament this year. Mark my words. I can thank my brothers for my love for Cuse basketball.
Speaking of family - I’ll tell you a little bit about mine. I have a rather large family, I am the second youngest out of six brothers and one sister, which is where my tomboyish tendencies come from (thanks boys). I am lucky enough to have 3 nephews and 3 nieces and they are all equally my favorite.
In my spare time you can find me hanging out with my best friends, going to concerts (DMB is my favorite), working out, or most likely at a sushi restaurant (if you ask me a spicy tuna roll is nothing less than heaven on earth). I wish I had an interesting hobby like flying planes or rock climbing, but I pretty much enjoy the simple things.
I first came across Rochester Brainery when I was looking for a sushi place (surprise, surprise). I was waiting for my food to be done so I decided to take a stroll through the mall. The Brainery logo immediately caught my eye and I thought “what a cool simple design for a store”. Flash forward a few months later and I was looking online for an internship and I saw the name, Rochester Brainery. I thought it must be fate so I applied, and here I am now!
I loved the idea of Rochester Brainery when I first heard about it. They bring in people from all over the community and give them the opportunity to not only learn, but teach one another. The best part is there is no commitment needed (for those of you with commitment issues) you can take just one class or you can take 100 - it is completely up to you and your interests. Oh yeah and Interests! There are so many diverse classes that one is bound to catch your eye.
I am so excited to have this opportunity and I couldn’t ask for a better place to start off at! The Co-Founders Stephanie and Danielle are so helpful and they have so much knowledge. I am lucky to have the chance to learn from them. On any Monday, Wednesday or Saturday you can stop by and find me at the front desk (probably writing a blog just like this one). I am happy to answer any questions, so come sign up and take a class with us!