Seeing Tulsa as a Permanent Home

Looking back over the past two months of being the summer marketing intern at 36 Degrees North, it’s hard for me to believe that I’ve only been working here for just a short amount of time. Over the past several weeks, I have become fully immersed in the culture and groove of Tulsa’s “basecamp for entrepreneurs.” Every day is a unique and enriching experience, accompanied by new and familiar faces excited to be utilizing and enjoying our space. I cannot imagine another workplace in the city of Tulsa as vibrant and welcoming as 36°N.

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A Shift In Perspective

When I became an intern for 36° North back in May, I had no clue what I was getting myself into. I was still in school at the time, and finals week was three weeks away and suddenly I got  an email from the George Kaiser Family Foundation that they wanted to reassign me to 36 Degrees North, rather than keep me in their main office. To be honest, I was pretty upset at the time because I had no inside understanding of what 36 Degrees North was or who or what was there, rather that it was just next door to my favorite place to get beer (Prairie Brewpub).

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Shanese's Farewell

As you may have heard, I’m transitioning from the role of operations manager at 36 Degrees North to work for one of our partner organizations, the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation. Through this process, now that 36°N is up and running, I can’t help but wonder if this is what it feels like to send your child off to college.

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