I figured I would write my first blog entry because in less than a week I will be starting my first day of work at United Way Central Mass. I can’t believe I am heading back to Worcester so soon. It feels like just yesterday I was stressing about my cover letters and interviews! I guess everything feels sped up in college though. I’m still in disbelief that I am going to be a senior next year. Where did the time go? How do I only have one more year until I am in the “real world”? Yikes.
When I applied/was accepted to Holy Cross’s Summer Internship Program. I thought it was going to be much simpler than it ended up being. Although getting into the program is the first step and seems like a major feat, you realize that even though you got into the program you still have to compete against all your other peers in the program to get an actual internship. I applied to several of the internship positions that had to do with communications because that is the field I am most interested in going into. I also paid attention to the job descriptions on the SIP website because I had already done the whole non-paid busy work thing for an internship and was looking to be more involved in whatever I was doing.
I first applied to the United Way internship with very little knowledge about what they do besides the fact that they are the nonprofit my dad’s company donates to every year. Secretly I think the only reason the name rang a bell is because I see their commercials all the time after NFL games. However, when I heard back from them I decided to do some research on United Way so I would know what to talk about during my interview and realized what a great opportunity it would be for me. If you don’t know what United Way is about please visit their website to learn about their mission.
My main job for my 10-week internships is helping plan their annual Day of Caring Event that takes place in September. It is such an amazing event and I am VERY excited to get started! Not only am I pumped to help make this event happen, I feel by working for United Way this summer I will get a better idea for what I want to do after graduation. I’ll keep you updated on how my internship goes. I have a feeling this summer is gonna fly by!
Kelsey Horton '13