Coming into my internship, I was a little concerned with how I would perform working for a craft center, particularly because art has never really been an interest or strength of mine. As it turned out, I truly did enjoy learning about the world of crafts and working with a small staff. My supervisor and the other employees were extremely approachable, and there was never a point where I felt overwhelmed with the work I was assigned.
My internship has given me experience in a smaller size organization, and I have come to the realization that I would rather to work in a medium-larger size company. I've really enjoyed the friendly and encouraging interaction among the employees. This type of culture taught me the significance of a team-oriented environment and that I work well in collaborative/team efforts.
I have always loved sports and writing. This internship provided me the opportunity to explore a career path in sports and writing, as well as put into practice the skills and concepts I have learned through my journalism classes. It helped me realize I can blend my love for sports and writing with a career in Athletic Communications.
As one of the first intern teams to work for NEBE, our opinions are taken very seriously and often. We have the privilege of working directly with the CFO and the COO on a daily basis. Working with multiple leaders and managers allows us to understand how each aspect of this business operates. We learn and perform a wide variety of responsibilities - from creating an entire marketing plan for the NEBC to working on game days.
I have various responsibilities, some of which are performed through the duration of my internship, while others are short-term and project-based. My duties have allowed me to understand how issues such as workplace stress, depression, or addiction can negatively impact employees’ productivity in their organizations. Through my daily interactions with the counselors who provide assistance, I have learned about these issues, how they affect employees, and how to assist in alleviating them.