As we wrap up our internship here at JobGiraffe and all part ways to go back to school, we have been reflecting on our greatest accomplishments and have come up with five important takeaways…
1. You can always count on change
As mentioned in our previous blog post, after planning two major events for JobGiraffe, we learned first-hand how true of a statement this really is. We realized that even though change may be inevitable, change also presents great opportunity to improve upon our ideas and challenge ourselves to be better than we were before.
2. Seven minds are better than one
Through our entire internship experience, we learned quickly that we as individuals have our own specific strengths, but our ideas truly came to life when we worked as one unit. Collaborating our thoughts and ideas for World Giraffe Day helped us turn it into an event we are all proud of. This also made preparation for World Giraffe Night go much smoother leading up to the event.
3. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst
Throughout our time with JobGiraffe we faced many challenges at times and had to figure out ways to work around the road blocks thrown our way.
This led us to be more prepared and strategic with our plans.
4. Shift your perspective
As students we have all been on the job hunting side of career fairs. We were able to experience the other side when all of us attended a career fair as representatives of JobGiraffe. This gave us a look at how people present themselves and what we should change about the way we present ourselves in the future.
5. Reach Higher!
This phrase means a lot to this company and is the epitome of what JobGiraffe is all about. All of the JobGiraffe offices strive for success and even welcome competition. As interns we came into this summer hoping to “Reach Higher” but in hindsight, we realize we did not fully grasp what it really meant. Twelve weeks later each of us can clearly see our growth as individuals, success as a team and the impact we made on the JobGiraffe organization – we did, in fact, Reach Higher!
Thank you for the opportunity JobGIraffe!
The 2015 Interns