Social Entrepreneurs everywhere, my name is Ryan Trostrud and I am one of two new interns here at the School for Social Entrepreneurs all the way from Northfield, Minnesota. Might I say, I am loving it here in the UK; it's my first time here and even though the weather is somewhat dreary, taking the tube to work every day sure beats brushing a foot and a half of snow off your car at 6:30 in the morning and sitting in traffic for 2 hours!
But in all seriousness, it has been so inspiring meeting all of these great Brits and social entrepreneurs! I think the best part of this whole job is being able to sit down with a fellow and listen to them tell you their story. You can just tell by the way they talk about it that it is truly their love in life, almost as if this enterprise they have built is their own child… and this child is a star athlete, A+ student, and wonderful person all in one! (I'm not sure if my metaphor translates perfectly into British culture but I'll go with it anyway)
So just to introduce myself a bit, I am a senior at St Olaf College which means I'm in my last year. I've studied Sociology, Anthropology and Management Studies (which in my head is perfect for what I'm doing) and next year I hope to get into the marketing/communications part of business! At the SSE, I'm working mostly under Nick Temple contacting some newspapers and working on getting the SSE's name out there!
As this set of classes starts to slow down, it becomes really busy around here. That said, I am going to have to sign off for now, but I will be sure to keep you updated as things get even more hectic around here!