Today, internships offer hands experiences for striving students… in the copy room. As a freshman at George Mason University, I’ve had a couple of internships and my tasks consisted of scanning, filing, cleaning, grabbing coffee or, my favorite, doing nothing.
A few months ago, I stumbled upon iMADdu. I had known Mona through Mason SBDC and was instantly intrigued by and excited for her nonprofit corporation. Mona makes it a point for iMADdu to be beneficial for not only the company, but the student. This is rare because as I’ve mentioned before, interns are now becoming unpaid office clerks. Having been with iMADdu for less than a week, I can already tell that I’ve finally landed that “Real” intern position. All leaders, even interns, have already taken the role of mentors and continuously show me their genuine effort to make a difference in my life.
Just by checking my future tasks, I’m filled with enthusiasm that I’m finally going to spend my time experimenting with different aspects of business. Whether it’s research, critiquing, media related or even blogging, I know that my time with iMADdu is going to be beneficial and will introduce me to things I’ve yet to explore. I’m taking on the challenge with every ounce of excitement and a determination to learn and make a difference!