April is National Internship Awareness Month: Richard Bland College Student, TeeAnn Allison
April is National Internship Awareness Month
College: Richard Bland College of William and Mary
Feature: TeeAnn Allison
Internship Site: Hopewell/Prince George Chamber of Commerce
Special thanks to Celia Brockway for helping to identify and recruit our first Richard Bland College Intern. TeeAnn will complete her associate’s degree this spring and she is applying to Virginia universities to continue her education.
TeeAnn immediately demonstrated an understanding of workplace expectations which is perhaps due to the fact that she was holding down two other part-time jobs at the time and a full college course load. She has contributed significantly to the successful launch of a first time workforce development event, which unfortunately had to be cancelled at the last minute; also to the creation of several video projects that support our workforce program. Her critical thinking skills and ability to work independently and attention to detail are exceptional. She remains willing to complete her internship and has accepted the changes in the scope of the work with her usual “no problem” positive attitude.
Pictured here are the Easter Goody Bags that the chamber put together for her fellow international and one US student who remain in the dorms to finish their semester and eventually return home when travel restrictions are lifted. She delivered them on Easter Friday. We hope it helped convey the appreciation we have for RBC and the empathy we have for TeeAnn and all of those who have had their milestone celebrations eliminated. TeeAnn’s attitude is an example for us all…just show up and do the best you can do!