Evelyn Waheeb: My internship experience with Metro Schools

EvelynMy name is Evelyn Waheeb and I will be a junior at Antioch High School this year. I was a summer intern at Metro Schools in the communications department. My supervisor was Allison D’Aurora, the community engagement specialist, along with many great office workers that were such a great support for me along the way. Meeting each and every person that I did in central office was such an honor. I had so many people ask me why I chose the communications department. I simply said that any career field that I choose requires communication skills and I knew that choosing this worksite will definitely help me improve and grow in that skill.

This internship gave me so many experiences such as getting to meet and talk with Dr. Shawn Joseph, the director of schools. My supervisor was such a great support and motivator for me. She taught me so many things that I will definitely use later on in school and in college. She also helped me network and make connections with a lot of great people that I can learn so much from.

Working on projects and logistics such as the MNPS Next meetings gave me many 21st century skills. I attended many events such as the groundbreaking ceremony event at McMurray Middle Prep, a site visit for the ribbon cutting at Tusculum Elementary, an MNPS Next meeting and a radio talk show with Ruben De Pena. I also had one-on-one meet and greets with office leaders and workers that helped me work on my goal of becoming a lawyer and also getting the most out of this internship.

Although this internship will come to an end, I know that I have made so many connections that I can refer back to later on. Here is something I will always take with me wherever go: I had Panda Express for lunch one day, and the fortune cookie read, “Striving for the best will bring you closer to the best.” This came at the right time and I know that the harder I work for my dreams, the more open doors I will find along my path to success. Overall this summer internship was such a great experience and I can’t wait for the next one!