Clearinghouse CDFI’s 2019 ‘B’ BOLD Internship Award Program is officially a wrap! Here’s what Rose had to say as she reflected on her experience this summer:
Q: What did your typical work day at Clearinghouse CDFI entail?
Rose: A typical workday at CCDFI for me looked like:
- Turning on desktop & checking emails
- Clean desk & leave
Q: Discuss the strong points of your internship experience.
Rose: I learned a lot about CCDFI and the different departments within the company. I feel better prepared for the SATs and college, met a lot of nice people, & experienced what an everyday job feels/looks like.
Q: If you had any aspect of your internship to do over, what changes would you make?
Rose: I would want to work on time management so that we could have planned B Day on time.
Q: What was the most challenging aspect of your internship and why?
Rose: I found the workload to be the most challenging aspect of my internship due to lack of time management.
Q: What was your favorite experience?
Rose: My favorite experience was planning for B Day and making flyers for the volunteer event.
Q: In your own words, explain what this experience meant to you.
Rose: This experience helped me learn different ways to research and communicate with people. The fact that people liked my flyer made me feel good about my work.
Q: What are your plans for the next two years?
Rose: My plans for the next 2 years are to get a part time job, study for/take the SAT & ACT, get an engineering scholarship, hopefully go to China to see my aunt, and get into a good engineering & science college.
Q: What would you say to the next student(s) selected to intern with Clearinghouse CDFI?
Rose: I would tell them to BREATHE. It’s okay to be scared or nervous the first few days, but everything just seems to fall into place. I would also tell them to learn as much as they can and have fun.
Q: Do you have any final words to share with Clearinghouse CDFI staff?
Rose: I loved being a part of CCDFI, even if it was only for 2 months. I learned a lot, had fun, and loved getting to meet you all.
Thank you to 2019 awardees, Marvin Luna and Rose Minsky, for your time with us. We wish you both the best in all of your future endeavors!