What are you learning about leadership from your internship experience?
Being that I am the first employee, in a way, this makes me apart of the founding team. This role comes with great responsibility and independence – requiring nothing less than a leader’s mentality.
When people hear the term “leader”, they often think of an individual who leads or commands a group. Having to adopt a leader’s mentality in my position taught me that this isn’t always the case. In fact, leaders can also be initiators, innovators, and pioneers.
Unlike internships at well-established companies, i am at liberty to modify or create foundational aspects of my company, including but not limited to: the company name, logo and website layout. With leadership in mind, i have been able to produce ideas that my boss loved and eventually adopted.
The things i’ve learned about leadership during my internship has changed my perspective forever and will greatly benefit me in my future career.