STEM Intern Shawna Harper is grateful for the opportunity to participate in the STEM Summer Internship. Shawna is pictured with Rachel Davis who is Office Manager at Staffmate, Inc.

StaffMate STEM Intership

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.
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