Professional Development Archive
Sterile white floors, regal wooden desks and lecterns, a powerful judge, and hopeful young adults. This was the scene at the courthouse when I sat in on a drug rehabilitation program checkup. Going in I didn’t have clear expectations. What I saw was truly inspiring.
Have you ever had such a terrible day that you just wanted to punch something? Or are you like me and enjoy letting your frustrations out on the pavement with your running shoes? As a student-athlete on the track and field team at the University of Nebraska, I am partial to the latter.
All I wanted during the school year was a summer internship in my college town. When my wish was granted, I took a step back and realized I was now entering the real world. Working a summer internship is one of the most rewarding yet challenging aspects of growing up.
I landed the job of a lifetime when I was thirteen years old. As the founder and CEO of my own company, I handed out sparkly purple business cards and established a local clientele for weekly babysitting jobs. The hours were flexible and the benefits couldn’t be topped.
Did you know there’s a thing called “Blue Hand Disease” (Raynaud's phenomenon)? I didn’t either until I frantically googled to find out why my hands were blue. It was May and I didn’t feel cold and I didn’t have anything apparently cutting off my circulation...
As an intern at C&A industries, I have had what some might call a good experience and others might call a great experience. I prefer to think of it though as the best opportunity I’ve ever had to show what I can contribute to a company and that I can make an impact.
I, along with all of the other summer interns, have navigated through the challenges of all-nighters, dorm roommates, and colossal paper piles that have accumulated over the course of the semester – all part of the oh-so-complex life of a college student. However, this summer posed a question that drew us closer together than any
I came into this internship with one expectation – that afterwards I would have real-world “big girl” job experience to add to my resume. But as my time at C&A Industries is coming to an end, I am leaving with so much more than an addition to my work history.
My time at C&A industries and Aureus Medical has been a great learning experience. I have met so many people, whether on the phone talking to nurses or meeting Aureus employees. I came into this internship with previous sales and management experience through a past internship, so I assumed it would be smooth sailing.
Some lessons cannot be taught - they simply have to be learned. Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in the National Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. PBL is a college organization that helps transition students into the business world.