Wow, so here I am again!! Two years later and my life has done a complete 360 since I joined Theta and started my first week of college. To start, I will definitely be coming out with some more updates on what’s been going on the past two years and what my life has been like since I’ve been at TCU. But for right now, I am excited to be getting back into my blog to talk about one of my new internships and how I was able to incorporate that internship into a study abroad trip I just went on with the TCU Neeley School of Business.
At the start of this summer, I actually received at scholarship from the Entrepreneurship Center at TCU to work an internship with a startup company called, Global Threads.
When I found out that I was working for Global Threads I was excited to finally be working a “real” internship. I knew nothing about this company, but I started reading the website and after reading the following statement, I almost found it comical at how perfect this was for me:
Global Threads is an innovative venture which works to provide a channel of expression to travelers. It encourages students to take up study programs abroad so as to help people venture to places which can create inspirational and up-lifting experiences. Besides, anyone who has had an incredible travel experience is also welcomed to share their stories with the world. Travel experiences have accounted to be self-immersive and the best in people is brought out when they are given a channel to communicate these experiences.
I knew immediately that this was the place for me. I could not think of a better opportunity to learn about working at a startup company than at a company that specializes in international travel and study abroad!! After talking with the founder of Global Threads, we were able to work out a great system for me working. At the time I found out about this internship, it turns out I was about to leave to head to Europe for three weeks.
I’m going to backtrack a little bit for those of you who do not know me. But I wanted to really let you know how perfect this pairing between GT and I was. I am from Oklahoma, and my junior year of high school I did something pretty much unheard of back home … I did a foreign exchange student program to Argentina during the summer. That was my first travel abroad experience, and I instantly fell in love with it. Since then, I have branded myself as “international.” I want to learn more languages, travel the world, and learn how to operate a business or business deals in other countries. I am a people person, and being able to communicate with people of completely different background and cultures is what I knew would set me apart coming out of college.
Since my trip to Argentina, I actually traveled to Costa Rica with TCU during my freshman year of college. I then decided to add an International Business minor on to my already existing Supply & Value Chain Management major. In order to get that minor, I had the opportunity to travel to Greece and Germany to learn about the contrast in the economies and the way business operates between two polar opposite countries.
Going to Greece and Germany while being a part of Global Threads has been extremely exciting for me so far. I am really excited about this three-part mini-series coming out throughout this next week to talk about:
- My trip to Greece and Germany
- What it was like working for a company while abroad
- The best parts and the challenges of my trip
The one thing that I have always struggled with in my blog was creating content that was continually interesting, or having a branded topic I wanted to talk about. This blog has been a major part of my life. It’s where I have really learned the most about myself. Every time I show someone my blog, or attempt to add it into my resume, I am told that it’s really not serving a purpose for how I am trying to brand myself. This opportunity with Global Threads has opened that door again for me and allowed me to figure out how to grow as a person and how to make myself more marketable. I am pumped to be getting back into something that I was so passionate about to begin with.
So, thank you to Global Threads and Kyle for this incredible opportunity and stay tuned to hear more about this trip!