Many of us remember that first summer job we had growing up. Whether it was mowing lawns, babysitting your neighbor’s kids, or working at the local mall or fast food chain, each of us was able to learn basic skills through a summer or part-time job. Today’s youth need similar opportunities to learn important work-related skills. That is why summer internships or summer jobs are hugely important for not only employers, but for the students who participate.
The Chamber is proud to have hosted interns in the past, and this year is no different! During the summer of 2016, the Chamber is proud to host three interns who are sharing their passion and energy with our team.
Pavela or Pavi as she is more commonly known may appear to be a familiar face to our Chamber members, as she is our 2015 recipient of the Ed Whitacre Scholarship. Fresh off of spending a semester in Washington DC as part of a fellowship, Pavi has returned to San Antonio to get ready for her first fall semester of medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Pavi is an immigrant from Bulgaria who moved to the states as a child. A product of Northside ISD, Pavi wowed our members during her congratulatory speech at the 2015 Chamber Gala, remarking on the importance of mentorship and her desire to one day have the opportunity to give back to the community that has provided so much to her and her family.
Back for his second summer internship at the Chamber, Aaron is another familiar face to our Chamber team and volunteers. Aaron is currently a rising Junior at Wayland Baptist University studying business administration. A product of San Antonio ISD, Aaron has been an integral part of the team that helped start SA Works in the summer of 2015 and has returned to help lead the charge with our summer interns. Whether it is assisting with event set-up, emailing our 101 summer interns for SA Works, managing our leadership summit for SA Works, or simply making sure we stay on task for a meeting, Aaron has developed into an amazing young professional.
In our first foray into hosting a high school intern, the Chamber is pleased to have Danielle join our Chamber team this summer! Danielle is a Junior at SAISD’s Young Women’s Leadership Academy. Having a strong social media presence is crucial to any organization’s success, and Danielle is helping to serve as the social media queen for our SA Works efforts. In just the two short weeks since she started, Daniele has helped increase our Facebook and Twitter followers and helped connect us to her peers. Watch out world—we might be developing the next communications leader for SA!
Our Chamber is excited to welcome these amazing young people to our office, and we hope each of our members will have an opportunity to meet them throughout the summer.
For more information on our summer internship program please contact Priscilla Camacho.