Last summer, I interned at Siemens in San Diego, where I had interned the two summers before that. This summer, I wanted to intern somewhere else and looked on ConnectSC to find a job. ConnectSC is an online database where employers list their openings and only the Trojan family can see them. I searched a couple times per week the first few weeks of the semester before submitting my applications in the middle of the semester. While I didn’t get the internships I wanted in San Diego, I did end up practicing my Skype interviewing skills. Let me tell ya, having your face fill the entire screen is awk-ward. The best part of that process was receiving an e-mail from the HR coordinator signed “Fight on, Sabrina.” Go ‘SC!
After playing phone tag, finally completing my phone interview, and then waiting for what felt like forever, I received an offer to intern in Rosemeade. I am going to work in the Environmental Health and Safety audits department, so that will be a new experience in a field that I am not familiar with. I went last week to fill out paperwork and I got to pick my office chair and my nameplate! The office looks like something out of “The Incredibles.” A fellow Helene worked there last summer and really liked it, so I’m hoping it goes well enough for me to continue into the fall.
I’m living with a fellow Helene in Arcadia and my friends are staying at USC for summer school, research, work and MCAT test prep. When I’m not doing the 9-5 thing, you can find me back on campus, probably hanging out at the LC, or at the beach!