Lessons from My Internship at Waypoint

November 22, 2017 at 3:37 PM

Connor Mahan.jpgInternship opportunities look good on a resume, help students advance their career, and provide essential experiences that help students explain work opportunities they have put their skills to the test with. My name is Connor, and over the past three and a half months, I have served as an RDM intern at Waypoint.

When I first started interning, I knew that I would be working on creating blog posts, editing webpages, and
promoting Waypoint’s mission (at the time, I didn’t know what Waypoint’s mission was) but I was eager to intern at Waypoint and gain new insights that I may not have learned while in college.

One of the first things I noticed on my first day was how everyone was striving to inspire people to move forward. Whether it was promoting domestic violence awareness with the gentleman’s campaign or helping raise awareness about homelessness in the community, I had to learn what areas of Iowa Waypoint supported and which program(s) were available to that area as well.

As an intern, it felt great to gain more marketing, multimedia, and some public relation experience with Waypoint. I feel I have been given opportunities to network with individuals who have greater experience and could help me if I needed assistance. I wasn’t sure how the day-to-day experiences would be but I grew more accustomed to how things functioned later on.

Although my internship has ended and I am beginning to focus more on school, I cannot thank Waypoint enough for the opportunities they have given me. They definitely did a great job of keeping me busy and always looking forward to what I would be doing next. I also think it’s safe to say that I left Waypoint knowing more than when I initially came in.

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