Let me start off by saying I truly enjoyed reading this piece of writing. I really like how you are using rhetorical questions when you write, more specifically in your first paragraph. This gives the reader a good sense of what you are thinking at the time, but also allows us to relate to you and create a bond (ethos) since we have all looked for an internship. We also feel a sense of connection with you when you describe feeling overwhelmed, especially when walking to the building for the first time, getting all of your material together, and just experiencing Italy in general. The feeling of being overwhelmed is recurring for all students, creating a strong ethos for your audience, which is the class. I found this descriptive language to be very useful rhetorically but also very useful when describing your experience.
It is funny how you need to have experience to get experience in today’s cutthroat job market, right?
When reading the first couple paragraphs of your writing I felt as though we were being given an abstract of some sorts, since you tie everything together but allow for ample descriptive space. I enjoyed the entrance to the 3rd paragraph because it felt almost like a story whereas the first two were like an auto-biography (with less descriptive voice and tone). The section I focused on in class with my group (pages 48-55 in Holcomb and Killingsworth) dealt slightly with descriptive language and how it can be useful to a writer. I think you did a good job with that.
It was interesting when you wrote out what you said in large font for the ITalian students – it is helpful for them but also plays on the Font exercise I did for this class. Font is so important rhetorically, especially when you are teaching students who do not even know the language that well! Throughout the piece I see growth of your “person” and enthusiasm for what you do. This is great to see as a reader because it is engaging and makes it evident that you enjoyed writing the piece.