By: Nicholas Regueiro
The real reason why you should join the CBOB team now or in the future.
When I first joined Children Beyond Our Borders, I was intrigued by its ability to capture an audience which was not quite necessarily its focus.
Children don’t have social media?
Children don’t have jobs or money to donate?
Children cannot quite possibly understand the current events we fund-raise for?
I then experienced my journey as a PR and Social Media Intern. Now, I understand. CBOBers are trying to reach individuals who can simply identify with the mission. I am forever indebted to this organization that gave me some of the best skills for my professional career.
I graduate in August with my masters, and I am actually – wait for it – excited. I am not dreading leaving the University of Florida. I am not panicking about who will hire me. I used to, but after all this time and everything Children Beyond Our Borders has given me, I feel ready and equipped. I have a network of over 100 people I can ask to critique my resume, to connect me with another professional, to give me advice on my next career move, or to simply grab a cup of coffee with me. It is this knowledge that makes me so content to be where I’m at: on the brink of launching my career and taking on new challenges.
Graduating terrified me, but when I think about what I’m capable of, I feel like I can take on the world. The fellow interns and managers I have met have helped me get through this last semester of college and have helped me grow as a professional. To the next VIP Interns, I wish you the best. This is a love letter to you all hoping that you will learn and grow as much as Spring 2017 VIPs have. Whether it is trying to figure out a posting schedule for a social or bonding over tabling for our events, your fellow interns will be come more than just colleagues, but they become friends.