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Intern Outing: Jazz Night at the Shedd Aquarium

The first round of Sandlot interns finished the program last week, and what better way is there to celebrate than listening to jazz with 32,000 sea animals?

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Walker Sands treated the whole gang of interns to “Jazzin’ at the Shedd” for some after-hours food, drinks and most importantly, sea otters. We listened to live jazz bands accompanying the sounds of barking sea lions and splashing beluga whales and bonded over bravely touching the stingrays in the hands-on exhibit (consensus: stingrays feel like old mushrooms).

The evening was another reminder of how great it is to work in downtown Chicago, where there’s no excuse not to be having fun after work. It also helps working at an office like Walker Sands, which has truly prioritized work-life balance – even for the interns.

As the first round of interns go, we’ll miss sitting at Intern Island and learning the ropes of Walker Sands together. Although we worked on different teams in different roles, we learned a lot from each other over the last twelve weeks of the Sandlot program.