Monday, April 26, 2010

Summer Internship Confirmed!

The day that everyone promised me would come arrived on Saturday.

Well, technically, it came a week and a half ago, but as I was contemplating multiple choices, it didn't feel real until Saturday.

I've confirmed my internship for the summer! It's something that I really couldn't be more excited about. I'll be working with a local Charlottesville company - Relay. (They blog, too!) The basic premise of Relay Foods is that they take the hassle out of grocery shopping. Instead of driving around to multiple locations (Hot Cakes, Mona Lisa Pasta, Foods of All Nations, etc.), you submit an order one day, they pick up all your food the next day and take it to a convenient pick up location. I can put in my grocery order Tuesday night and pick it up on my way home from classes on Wednesday in the Darden faculty parking lot.

Best parts of my internship:
  • I will be doing operations, and have an opportunity to make a significant impact this summer. Time permitting, I may get to dabble in a few other fun areas like strategy and marketing.
  • I get to be a part of a company that is growing and generating huge momentum.
  • I don't have to move.
  • I get to spend the summer in Charlottesville.
Anyway, this internship search been quite the process. I've learned more about myself and how to market myself through the whole thing than I ever thought I would. But I've chugged along, built up the skills and just want to wish my encouragement to those who I know are still finalizing their summer plans. Hopefully the economy will be much improved for the Class of 2012 (I know it was much better for us than for the Class of 2010), but know that there are great opportunities that come to those who wait.


Atish said...

Kudos !

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JordyF said...

That sounds awesome, congratulations! Do you know if they have a social media strategy? It sounds like the kind of business that might... I'm just always interested in hearing about what people are doing with social media; if you don't know that's cool! ;)

Julie said...

They are on Facebook and they have a blog... That could be the extent of it. Couldn't find anything on Twitter!

Metal said...

Congratulations! Everything is ok in the end. If its not ok, its not the end!

Jackie said...

Congrats, Ms. Busby!!