Over the course of these past 8 weeks I have learned and experienced so much. I couldn’t be more thankful for this internship and everything that came with it. I learned things that I never expected to learn in this internship and learned more about what I want to do with my career as I grow.
The challenges I have come across are how working an 8 to 5 job is really hard. I have always been use to having my own time and doing things when I wanted to. Also, how 8 to 5 is almost all of you day so you have to use your time wisely. I feel like it has taught me a good lesson because this will what my life will be like when I do graduate. This was a great intro to what the “after grad” life will be like.
This has affected my job search by who are the type of people you want to work for. I got so lucky with the people I work with. They have been so welcoming and helpful through out my time here. Every single one of them I feel I can come to and ask questions and even keep in touch with. It is a great feeling when you know you work with and for amazing people. It just makes working that much more enjoyable.
The skills I have gained are my people skills and my skills for adjusting to whatever comes my way. With this job nothing goes as planned but that makes it that much more exciting. Everyday is different and I’m doing something new everyday which I love. I learned how to be more detailed with my work because when working in a business like Royall & Company you have to pay attention to every detail within an email, event, and travel. So, I feel I’ll take that with me through out college and my life.
I did achieve goals through my performance evaluation. When I sat down with my advisor she was so nice and caring about what I was doing well. It always makes me feel good when people see how you are performing and growing within the company. I achieved my goals by handling my emotions because of loosing my dad. There are hard days working but I did my best to just keep them inside for work but my co-workers were more than understanding.
I feel like I was mentored so well, I couldn’t have asked for a better advisor. She has shown me so much throughout my time here and I can’t wait to keep in touch with her. She really took me under her wing. I feel like all of my co-workers were my advisors too they all showed me something different and all the different areas they work in for this company. For my travel team, they showed me how to book flights, write itineraries, and how to send out proper emails to employees. All of that is something I know I will keep with me throughout my career.
I would suggest this internship to anyone. I have loved it so much. It was the perfect place for me to have my first internship at. It is so respected and everyone that does work here is proud to work here which is always a plus.
My work that I will attach is some itineraries, restaurant projects, and dining list that I had to do to help out my co-workers since they have a national conference coming up in September. The restaurant project is a project they gave me to drive around Richmond to find the best restaurants for our clients. It was so much fun going around Richmond with my co-worker, Lamone tasting food and seeing all spaces. I can’t wait to try all the new restaurants with my friends and family.
The other things I would do is help set up client meetings we would have in our building. We have to set it up a certain way every single time to make sure it is perfect for our clients. We also had to hire a chef to make the food for our clients. They would come in and give us the food for the meetings. The food was amazing, every single time they would make some of the best food I have ever had. For Royall & Company we make sure we take good care of our clients because they deserve the “royall” treatment. I think that is so important because it is all about first impressions and I know if I was a client and saw all the detail that went into this I would be very impressed.