Reflections of an Intern
This letter is meant to encourage others to become involved with the Center for Companies That Care. I interned for CTC for four months during my senior year at Northwestern, and found the experience to be educational, productive, and enjoyable. I was initially drawn to the organization because of the cause, which is clearly very important but one that I hadn’t seen anyone else attempting to address. Additionally, I wanted to gain some experience in an office environment to prepare me for the post-graduation rigors of the ‘real world’. CTC provided a perfect opportunity to gain such experience while contributing to a worthwhile cause.
The work I did for CTC included updating the database of contacts, composing and editing correspondence that was sent to the leaders of national companies, doing research that Marci used for a presentation, and creating a list of examples of ways in which companies proved themselves to be Companies That Care. I set my own schedule, and I was always given a choice of various projects to work on. I always felt that my time was spent productively – nothing I did at CTC was pointless. Even better, the tasks I were given were usually mentally stimulating, not just busy work.
Working at CTC was also special because of Marci. Her dedication is inspirational. Even more, I felt that my opinions were solicited and appreciated on all manner of things – even though I had no particular experience in such matters. I felt that I was personally contributing to an important cause, which was one of the aspects of working at CTC that I enjoyed most.
All in all, working with Companies That Care is a great way to gain productive experience while doing something good for the world. If you have any questions or want to know more about CTC, please feel free to contact me (info above).