It is the last week of classes, so my time at Big Wheelbarrow is ending. When I first accepted this internship, I knew I was taking a chance because I was not particularly interested in supply chains. Still, BW’s vision for a more sustainable food industry is what attracted me to the company. So I decided to dip my toes in the water.
After completing my third and final internship, I realized that this internship was not the best fit for my interests. However, it was still a beneficial experience. For one, I accomplished the goals that I set for myself at the beginning of the semester. First, I planned, produced, and published content for LinkedIn and Facebook to boost brand awareness. I also assisted with composing content, like a Retail Ready Guide, for the website refresh to increase traffic. Secondly, when I was not working remotely, I spent my days in the office working closely with the CEO, Sam Eder. Mr. Eder showed special consideration for my professional growth and even helped me get a job interview for another start-up company at 43North. I cannot thank him enough for his guidance these past 14 weeks, so I am excited to connect again in the future.
Overall, I am glad I took this internship because while I did not receive the experience I expected, it offered opportunities that I would not have received otherwise. It also taught me more about what type of company I want to work for after graduation. For example, I enjoyed working in a start-up company versus somewhere corporate because of the fast-paced environment where creativity, collaboration, and communication are valued.