My past week has consisted of studying, finals and coffee. You know what that means, the semester is ending. One of the high points of this semester was finding an internship with Trusted Source Consulting.
During the summer when I was on the hunt for a fulfilling internship, Leah Nash gave me a call. I was excited because I was impressed with her booth at intern pursuit. After reviewing her portfolio, I noticed she worked with the Adult Literacy League, March of Dimes and Florida Hospital. This was a small business that helped organizations who improve the community. I had many interviews, but I was fascinated with Trusted Source. After meeting with Leah Nash, I noticed that she could help me utilize my skills and improve as a PR professional.
A few days after my interview, Leah Nash told me she would like me to join as an intern. I was honored that she saw potential in me. Despite many internship offers, I decided to join Trusted Source. I couldn’t pass the opportunity to work with the benevolent non-profits that. Trusted Source works with.
Since joining, Trusted Source Consulting, I developed exponentially as an individual. I learned that you didn’t need a fancy agency or a million dollar budget to create a presence for your clients. I realized that social media is not only a core skill of mine, but my personal passion. I loved viewing the numbers and engaging with our stakeholders. I learned the importance of attention to detail. I learned the difference that a thank you in a simple follow-up email can impact the reader or a simple follow back can result in increased engagement.
I’ve had my rough patches, but I’m thankful for Leah Nash’s patience. Despite not having a car and not being able to travel downtown every week, Leah Nash gave me plenty of opportunities to develop. That meant the world to me. She gave me that chance, and I was able to thrive. Overall, it’s been great working with Trusted Source. Unfortunately, my time with this internship is done. The future interns for Trusted Source are going to have a beautiful experience next semester.
Alexander graduates from UCF in the spring. The Trusted Source team wishes him the very best!