Published on June 26, 2015
It’s a Monday morning and the train to work is crowded. I weave through the busy city streets and finally arrive at the office. Many of my friends back home complain about being at the office early on a Monday morning. But despite the less than perfect commute I’m excited to start my day. Not only do I have a job that I love, but I work with some pretty incredible people as well. I’m an International Admissions Officer with awarding winning internship provider The Intern Group. Today, more than 10 years after I graduated from university, and after visiting over 20 countries around the world, I get to help other people gain the chance to advance their professional development and get the cross cultural experience of a lifetime.
Our Admissions Team consists of four women, spread around the world in our various offices. We all have had our own unique international experience that led us to this job. But one thing we have in common: we love what we do. We get to be a part of something really cool: helping others get that international experience and professional development. In each interview, we are looking for those applicants who have the drive and desire to see more of the world, get a global perspective on their chosen professional industry, and build their CV with real experience in their sector.
Here is a little about each one of us and how our international backgrounds and love for global living brought us to The Intern Group:
Let me introduce you to our team:
Bridget (Head of Admissions): Bridget graduated summa cum laude from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Anthropology, Latin American Studies, and Spanish. She studied abroad in both Thailand and Costa Rica during college where she caught the travel bug and then subsequently did an international internship in South America. Since then, she has continued to combine her love for travel, different cultures, and working abroad with a home based in Santiago, Chile.
Amelia: Amelia is from Montana, USA. She graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in International Relations and a minor in Latin American Studies. After studying abroad in Mexico she made it a life’s goal to live abroad someday. Life finally brought her to Santiago, Chile in 2014 after working for 9 years in the affordable housing sector and various non-profit organizations in the US. She is falling in love with the language, culture and beauty of Chile as she improves her Spanish skills. She is an avid knitter, traveler, reader, and lover of cats.
Rebecca: After visiting over 20 countries, Rebecca decided to permanently plant herself in Santiago, Chile. She was born and raised in San Francisco and has a BA in Communication Studies and aMA in Urban Ministry. She has worked with various organizations in Israel, South Korea, and Chile. Working in other cultures has made her truly appreciate the unique strengths of each one. She loves meeting new people, backpacking in random countries where she doesn’t speak the language, and of course playing with her puppy Evie.
So when you are interviewing with The Intern Group, know that your admissions officer has had hands on experience with living abroad and has seen first hand how an international experience can change your life.
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