How did you find your internship or full-time position?
Through my involvement with the Women's Center I did an internship under Jen Stanley
What were some of your daily job duties?
Researching topics to look into for the weekly meetings and discussions with the Women's Center. Looking for ways to connect with other groups on campus and finding more ways to get ourselves noticed and appeal to larger crowds of people.
What did you like most about your position?
I liked that I was able to pursue what areas I felt most passionate about and make something of my own come alive. I was allowed a lot of freedom which displayed a lot of respect and trust to me as a worker.
Did anything surprise you about the interviewing process or how you located your position?
I was surprised that I was so easily able to find a position that I really liked and felt important work with.
Reflecting on your overall experience, what activities /experiences were helpful in providing some direction about your future career path and goals?
I worked very closely with Jen Stanley, my supervisor. We had weekly meetings and checking in to make sure that I was getting what I needed out of the position and not feeling overwhelmed by taking on too much. It showed me that I really want to work somewhere that I am cared about and valued and I can find that more easily in a place that I really enjoy at. I know that I want to work with people, but I also would like to work towards changing the views someone holds on a topic and that was solidified through my internship.
Do you have any tips for other students that are considering an internship or seeking full-time employment?
Don't just get any internship to get it done. Get one that you can actually care about and devote yourself to. It does no good to just push papers and get it done but feel something about the work you do so that you and the organization can benefit from your involvement.