Today was our intern Julia's last day with us before she heads back to school in Boston. Here is what she had to say about her time with us:
"This summer, I have been interning at the David L. Hoyt Education Foundation in the marketing and communications department. I have gained so much experience over the past three months in both of these areas of business as well as in the nonprofit sector as a whole. After completing my freshman year of college as a business student at Northeastern University, it was great to have the opportunity to implement what I learned in the classroom at an organization that is focused on a cause that I am passionate about and at home in Chicago. My responsibilities included posting events and updates on social media, helping with research for upcoming projects, and various other tasks to help with the development of the foundation.
My favorite part of the summer was assisting at our Guinness World Record event. It was great to see so many excited kids interacting with the game and everything come together after the preparations that we had been making since I began working for the foundation. I also enjoyed working at our GIANT Word Winder booth at the ALA Conference. It was the first time I went to such a large conference and I enjoyed promoting our our games and what our goals as a foundation are. Meeting so many people who are passionate about education and interested in what we are doing was a great experience and helped me discover that I want to pursue business in this sector.
Gaining this first hand experience in what it takes to manage a young nonprofit business was extremely inspiring. I have learned a great deal about how to market events, communicate with potential and current business partners, the necessary daily tasks that are necessary to run a successful nonprofit, and how many people are in my community who have similar interests to me. I have grown as both a business student and as a young woman interested in making a difference through education and am very thankful to have had such a great opportunity interning for the David L. Hoyt Foundation this summer. "
We will miss you Julia. Good luck at school.