This one is definitely one for the books! I never thought about being in the newspaper after an O.C. Internship, how cool! Unlike last summer, I did not make it through with a breeze. With tight scheduling with my part-time job, deadlines with various organizations, and me preparing for college, it was anything but a breeze. When I first started I felt so welcome. I’ve interned with these wonderful, hardworking, loving people for three summers. This summer I had the opportunity to change it up a little; I interned with the Information Technology Department at the City of Plainview. When I first started, Isauro Gutierrez, my supervisor, was already up for the task. He asked me all different types of things on how my internship usually works, what I want to learn, and what I’m interested in. To know that I had a supervisor that was on board and super organized was great! I started out shadowing David Ellis, co-worker within the department, in different service calls and attending many “ticket” tasks. In these calls, I had the opportunity to work with other departments within city hall like Finance, Landfill, Water Treatment, Municipal Court, Human Resources, and even my home department that helped me kick it all off: The Community Development Department. Later into my term I ended up working on different projects. I worked on Asset Inventory and set-up new Municipal Court computers. I’m so grateful that I had this time to work with these amazing people!
My community service this year was a success! I was involved with a community organization at work, “Chick-fil-A Serves.” The CFA Serves group is an organization tied to the CFA restaurant in Lubbock, TX that serves the community and team members through community service events as well as team building events. From helping purchase and set-up equipment for CFA Olympics, to visiting and participating in activities at a local nursing home, I’m proud to say that I have served my community well.
Unfortunately, once again, it is my time to go. However, this time is different. I have taken an intern position within the organization so that I may help other interns pursue their goals. I will be an intern coordinator for the Hale County Region and part of the surrounding counties. I am so excited about this opportunity. Not only am I able to experience something new, I am able to work with other interns to pursue their career goals and also have a chance to network with other businesses and companies in the surrounding areas. These three terms have been a huge honor and blessing to me. So cheers to three terms and another three more and counting!
From the mind of an intern,
Tony Lee Hernandez