Tales from an Intern
June 22, 2016

My journey here at AAF began just about a month ago and so far the experience has been incredible. I’ve learned so much within the last 4 weeks and I know there is much more knowledge to be gained.

I have been assigned 2 major projects. Both projects require a considerable amount of research and I have been doing a lot of that in the previous weeks. Now, I know research doesn’t sound like the most pleasant thing to be doing, but it is required for the process and execution of all projects, events, etc. It is the foundation. The research for these projects has not been simple and even tedious at times, but I’m eager to see the outcome of it all.

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My biggest project is to retrieve all scholarship recipient contact information so we can then interview a number of past recipients and ask them about the impact receiving a scholarship had on their college career and how their life has been upon graduating. These interviews will serve for marketing purposes and contribute to the publication of these past students’ stories. Not only with this project allow us to see success stories playing out, but it will allow us to connect the donors of these scholarships to the recipients, so they can see the difference their generosity and giving is making right here in our community.

I am also working towards assembling a Professional Financial Advisor database. We are hoping to find more financial advisors in the Panhandle’s 26 counties and in the Lubbock and Midland/Odessa area. With this database and more contacts, we could potentially increase our donor base and that is our goal.

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Quite frankly I am a little nervous about these projects, but I accept the challenge and I look forward to what I will be able to accomplish in the next 2 months.