IN HER OWN WORDS
“I learned from my supervisor, from my coworkers, even myself.”
Interning at the Springfield Chamber of Commerce was such a great opportunity. I interned with the director of membership and marketing, David Earhart. The position spanned many roles – some of the projects I participated in included:
- Planning and executing the annual Corporate Cup Golf Challenge
- Maintaining information and member contacts in the Chamber’s database
- Contacting members
- Facilitating the many Chamber sponsored events
- Participating in large and small staff meetings
- Coordinating communication between the members and the Chamber staff
One advantage of my internship with the Chamber was the variety of experiences. I collaborated on big and small projects with both large groups or smaller focused ones with a few interested parties. I learned from my supervisor, from my coworkers, and even myself.
Without this experience, I truly feel I would be at a disadvantage entering the workforce. I know so many college grads that were not required to have an internship so they don’t have the practical experience and confidence that prospective employers want. I believe my internship experience will pay off after graduation.