As interns, we seldom have a moment to breathe. If it’s not time spent working for free it’s case studies, projects, and miscellaneous homework assignments. I’ve found that in between a full time job and college-like amounts of homework, I sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic. More times than I’d care to admit I’ve had some form of road rage knowing I have so much looming over me. An irrepressible anger that won’t seem to go away with the soothing guitar riffs from Dave Matthews Band or the latest catchy Taylor Swift lyrics.
With the ever-changing, ever-advancing technology that is right at our fingertips why not kill two birds with one stone? I’m not saying break out the metabolism textbook mid-commute nor am I condoning the use of cell phones while driving. In this day and age however, nearly any smartphone is equipped with a voice recorder or some form of voice to text application, if not readily available it can be just a download away from an app store of your choosing. Simply turn on voice-to-text or voice memo, drop the phone in a cup holder and use these moments to knock out the latest mandatory internship blog you’ve been assigned to complete, rattle off any ideas for upcoming projects, or set reminders of points to discuss during a presentation. The uses for an RD2be are limited only to how creative you choose to be. When you’re finished just save the note and email to yourself. ¡Voila! One assignment less to stress over. Sure, there may be a few errors, but how hard is it to spend 5 minutes cleaning up a paper compared to an hour it may have originally taken you?
So use that travel time for good, and remember eyes on the road and hands-free keeps you a smart and safe RD2be.