By: Veronica Salazar
We are kicking the New Year off with 30 VIPs -- 19 new, 11 returning, and we could not be more excited to see what will be accomplished this semester! Following a rigorous, 5-step application process, only the best were selected to help in expanding our organization, and we could not be happier with the resulting team.
Individuals were selected from various majors, including everything from Public Relations to Biology, and will be working together in an effort to reach a common goal: to continue building up this incredible organization while never losing sight of our mission of empowerment through education.
Nick Regueiro, a Public Relations and Social Media Intern, is especially excited about how diverse the group is:
"The individuals who are volunteering and interning all come from different academic backgrounds. I personally am a master’s student studying management but have a passion for service and public relations. My goals as a new intern will be trying to expand the CBOB brand and raising awareness amongst my peers all over the nation."
Another individual joining the team as a Data and Analytics Intern, Alejandra Sposito, is passionate about creating awareness on issues faced by children in Latin America, like lack of education opportunities, physical and mental abuse, and other kinds of social injustice. She went on to say:
"I was born and raised in Venezuela, therefore, working with an institution focused on Latin American issues is an opportunity for me to implement my skills to help people that share similar values and cultural practices."
Furthermore, an 88.9% approval rating from 42 past VIP Interns could signal our high retention rate. Our returning interns are thrilled to continue their work with CBOB as they expand their skills while working with a new team.
We have already seen bonds formed over similar career goals, passion for travel and learning new languages, love (and need) for coffee, taste in music, affection for animals, and more.
We have high hopes for this group and cannot wait to share their successes in the future!
--Children Beyond Our Borders