Student reporter reflects on and is thankful for on-campus internship
By Gabryelle Breski
Knightly News Reporter
It’s been a few weeks since I last shared with you about my experiences as an intern with the Central Penn College Education Foundation and my time as a student at Central Penn College.
As I finish my internship with the foundation, I’m excited to pass on some lessons I’ve learned.
During my internship, I got to work closely with Sandra Box, education foundation director. She’s been a great mentor, teaching me how small nonprofits function and what makes them successful.
One key aspect that impressed me from day one is how she communicates and builds relationships within the organization. Box is knowledgeable about the people and groups of people who provide support. A small nonprofit has its advantages because it can connect with donors on a personal level, which is a big part of the foundation’s success.
As a college student, this experience has given me a clearer idea of what I want to do in the future. I’ve always wanted to help people, but I wasn’t sure how. Working on projects like the golf open and promoting scholarships has shown me that there are paths I want to explore to make a difference. In the end, my main goal is to brighten someone’s day.
To improve the lives of others, we also have to recognize the “why” in what we do. When we send out newsletters and mailings asking for support, we also show our appreciation and thank those who provide opportunities for others.
Life often reminds us that teamwork is essential. During my internship, I’ve seen people come together to create a better tomorrow for others. This could mean helping with a project or simply putting a smile on someone’s face.
Overall, my time with the education foundation has been a journey of discovery, and I’m grateful for all the positive aspects of working in a nonprofit. I want to say a big thank you for my time and experiences with the foundation!
One last reminder: Please take a minute to recognize the positives in each day and the room for growth in each step we take.
Breski is president of The Knightly News Media Club at Central Penn College.
Comment or story idea? Contact KnightlyEditors@CentralPenn.Edu.
Edited by media-club co-adviser and blog editor Professor Michael Lear-Olimpi.