I am closing in on my sixth week at the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, working full-time since my Senior Experience commenced on May 22. So far, I’ve enjoyed my time here at the Chamber and being able to have had the privilege of waking up every morning Monday-Thursday to work from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. It has been great to experience what life is like as a part of the workforce. The adjustment of going from being a part-time intern to a full-time intern has been rather smooth than complicated. I’ve still manage to be just as punctual and as focused as I can possibly be throughout my day at the Chamber of Commerce, as well as ask for help when I need it.
As of the beginning of June, I have been working here for the past three months. In those three months, I’ve learned a great deal about where I work and what my job consists of doing, which is to serve the different businesses that are members of our organization. When I think of the Chamber of Commerce I think of a profitable foundation. The reason I say foundation is because if you don’t have the proper foundation in a family or in a business, then things won’t go according to plan. A solid foundation is crucial in order to run a successful business and a functional family, and that is what the Arlington Chamber of Commerce has to offer. To me, I’ve viewed the Chamber as being a helping hand to other companies who are looking to go out into the community and network with other businesses, and I find that very interesting. My internship with the Chamber of Commerce doesn’t end until mid-August, but in that time period I’d like to hone my office skills and learn even more about the Chamber, while also striving to be as much of a asset to this great organization as I can be.