When you tell most friends you're doing a volunteer internship for the month of August rather than relaxing and spending time with your friends, they look at you as if you're crazy. However I think it's the internship program which really differentiates SHAD from all other summer programs; being given the opportunity to experience a real workplace environment, make key connections, to build upon your established network and learn transferable skills to get a step up in the competitive job market.
Currently, I’m interning at Boyden and even though I’ve only worked for a single day, I can honestly say it is an invaluable experience, where I will carry the lessons I’ve learned with me for the rest of my life.
Learning about Boyden and the whole executive search firm field has opened my eyes to completely new careers options. The experience has also given me a greater appreciation for the work done behind the scenes, which allows for companies to continually succeed.
From my SHAD adventure to a working environment at Boyden, I could not be more thankful for the opportunities I've been given and I’m looking forward to what the next three weeks will bring!