Sunday, April 10, 2011

A is for Avnet!

Just wanted to let you guys know, we've chosen Avnet for Justin's summer internship. There are so many pluses that come with this decision:
-We won't have to move!
-We will have family close by, five to seven minutes away at any moment
-I can work at the Writing Center over summer. Not for a lot of hours, but it's definite work!
-Gas is way more affordable here than in CA
-Avnet is a company that Justin can see himself working at for many, many years, and it's a great opportunity to get his foot in the door for a long-term position
-Avnet often employs some of their interns that they want to offer a job after graduation during the school year. Justin would be able to keep working with them, so he wouldn't have to go back to his work with Guthrie, which quite often leaves his back in less-than-ideal shape. It also means we'd get their benefits a lot sooner, since you only have to work 20 hours there to qualify.
-Avnet might offer Justin employment after Graduation if they like him!
-We will be able to go on the Gibson family reunion in Tucson during the summer. Not so exciting about visiting Tucson, but very excited about spending time with family
-We will be able to attend various wedding receptions of some of my friends
-We will be able to attend the Drum and Bugle Corp performance at Dobson High that will be featuring The Academy (which Justin marched with for 4 years), Santa Clara Vanguard (my personal favorite, they've got some mad dance skills in their guard), among others

As you can see, there are lots of reasons we chose Avnet over Kohl's. Kohl's also had a list of positives and negatives (Avnet had negatives too, but not many), and it was a hard decision, but overall we just felt that Avnet is the more responsible decision, and will be very beneficial in preparing us for the future.


Ashley W. said...

Yay for staying in town over the summer! Now we can continue to have craft nights!!!
The bunnies on your background are cracking me up because they look so scared and sad.

Kathy said...

I'm glad you're staying in town.

Randi said...

Yay, congrats!! :) That's great!