With the US climbing out of a deep recession and an ever increasing amount of college graduates entering the workforce, getting a job is becoming tougher and tougher. About four months ago I realized that I had to do something to set myself apart from such a qualified pool of job applicants. An apprenticeship was just the way to distinguish myself from everyone else. At first I figured I would be happy with any apprenticeship. If I had to make copies all day, so be it. If I had to run around and fetch cups of coffee all day, so be it, as long as it looked good on my resume. But when I interviewed with iMADdu my whole perspective on getting an apprenticeship changed. If I became a member of the iMADdu team I was confident I would actually be doing things that would benefit the organization. So I decided to join iMADdu to get the opportunity to learn through hands-on experiences things I would never learn at a “coffee fetching” internship. I feel that at iMADdu the work I am assigned will be work that actually helps the organization grow and prosper, not work that is meant to simply keep interns busy.