Alexis Hill's Summer Internship Prepares Her for a Bright Future
Meet Alexis Hill, a rising senior from Columbus, Georgia majoring in Business
and Management. This summer, she’s interning at contractor Growth Management Services.
What's the biggest
difference between the work world and the school world?
The biggest difference for me would be waking up every morning at 6:30 a.m. in order to get myself ready and presentable for the day, and leaving in enough time to avoid traffic and make
it to work by 8:30 a.m. I've spoiled myself with taking online and late classes, so I'm not used to being up so early!
What's the most
important lesson you've learned so far in your internship?
So far the most important lesson I've learned is to really stay focused, listen, and don't be afraid to ask for help. Nine times out of ten when you are stuck on something, someone in
your team can help things flow better and take the words that are jumbled in your head and help them make sense
What's the biggest
challenge you've had to overcome so far? How did you overcome it?
My biggest challenge I've had to overcome is getting enough rest the night before. I'm a night owl, so I am used to staying up all night. I cant so that anymore! I've had to learn
to just unplug from everything an hour before I plan to head to bed. That means no social media! No phone screen in my face!
How has Shaw
University prepared you for your internship and future career?
Shaw University has prepared me for my internship by helping me build a strong work ethic. Being placed in the internship has definitely helped me get at least one foot into the door
of my career path.
What are your plans
My plans after graduating are to remain in the Raleigh area. I hope to be working for a great company while also working on branding myself.
What are your long-term
career plans and goals?
A long-term goal is to own a coffee shop later down the line. I want to see an increase in black-owned businesses. I also want to build a network that connects female small business owners and entrepreneurs here in the
RDU and surrounding areas. Ultimately my goal is to empower women and young girls.