StaffMate STEM Intership
Fri, 07/22/2016 - 6:02pm Douglas1
This was my first real job so I got to learn what that was like.
This is my first year participating in the STEM Internship. My internship is with StaffMate, which is a local temporary employment agency. I work alongside Teaira Bennett, Rachel Davis, Elizabeth Aguilera, and Mark Spikes. I am very grateful for this experience and thankful of StaffMate for allowing me to come into their business.
I have really grown as a person and have experienced so much. This experience has exposed me to the world in ways that I had not previously been aware. Because of this program I have learned how to interact and communicate in a professional manner with the public. I have also become a better leader and learned how to take initiative in situations where normally I would have just sat back and waited for someone else to handle it.
This was my first real job so I got to learn what that was like. At Staffmate I do general clerical work which includes filing and sorting papers, filling out applications, answering the phone, and faxing documents. I also get to greet people as they came in the door and help them. When I first started, I didn’t want to answer the phone or really greet people because I had never done that before and wasn't confident talking to people I didn't know. As the internship continued I grew more confident and was able to perform these tasks with ease.
I am very happy that I went through with my decision to sign up for STEM. The whole experience pushed me out of my comfort zone and made me grow as a person. I would recommend anybody thinking about signing up for STEM to do it. I would like to say thanks again to StaffMate for allowing me to intern with them.
See the Sunday, July 24, 2016 edition.