How has the Flash Internship influenced your (near) future (school, career, or personal) plans?
After completing this flash internship (my first internship ever), I realized that I am capable of more than I thought. Speaking with professionals from Levy and alumni from Michigan really opened my eyes in terms of what I want for myself in the future and how I’m going to accomplish that. Something that really resonated with me was that I should look at the skills that I already have and the skills that I want to acquire within a job. I never thought about the ways in which a future job of mine should shape how I am as a person and influence personal growth. Getting a job in a big company has been a thought of mine for a while, but now I’m going to look at it differently; I want to be a part of something that not only helps people but helps myself. The interview process is not one-sided. I am being interviewed by a company, but I am doing the same right back to it. I figured that Levy was something I would like to visit and experience while I did my research, and now after going home to Ann Arbor, I can stay that my instincts were correct. The atmosphere of Levy was something I had always pictured myself surrounded by. Its message, its purpose, and its people are all things that appeal to me. I was impressed with how friendly, open and welcoming the people were and not to mention they gave us great food. I know I am only a freshman, but I would really like to connect with someone that I met over the course of this flash internship and I’d really like to look into a future internship with Levy if not this summer, then the following summers. I want to be in Chicago and help Levy complete its goals and solve future struggles. If it doesn’t work out though I have nothing to fret over because Andy Lansing said himself that you never expect where you are going to end up.
Thank you LSA Hub Opportunity!!!