My Target Internship

Throughout my interview process with Target, each person I met with emphasized Target’s inclusive and fun culture.  From the second I walked in the door for my first day of the internship, my expectations were blown away as the reality of my interviewers’ testimonies set in.

Every team member and leader greeted me with a smile and enthusiasm, making me instantly feel at home. After my second week in store, I was so connected to the group’s energy I felt as if I had been part of the team for years. I was pleasantly surprised to immediately be included in an executive outing where I got to bond with my peers in a more relaxed setting. This environment not only makes me want to come to work each day, I am excited to come.  The fun and friendly culture created within Target motivates me to be productive and efficient, doing my part to a drive a successful business.

The leaders within my store have provided me the resources I need to prosper in my position, encouraging me to integrate my own strengths and opportunities so I can truly grow as a leader both personally and professionally. The Target team has demonstrated their investment to developing future leaders like me. From the very beginning I was provided an unbelievably encouraging mentor who has helped cultivate my learning experiences thus far. Additionally, I’ve been shocked at accessibility to upper level leadership.  My store team leader continuously makes time to have detailed statuses with me and I have valued the transparent feedback. The chance to communicate my views on the strengths and opportunities of the store and its operations reinforces the potential Target sees in my capabilities.

I am challenged on a daily basis to “settle for more”, pushing myself and the store to fulfill our greatest potentials. As the Target brand strives to go above and beyond for its guests, it has also proven to go above and beyond for its people. All team members are treated with the same level of respect and held to the same high level of expectations.  This equal playing field is what compels us all to set the bar a little higher each day. I am so grateful for the experience to be a part of this team, and look forward to the opportunities ahead.

Post by Ellen, Stores  Executive Salesfloor Intern

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8 Replies to “My Target Internship”

  1. Ellen,
    Since the day I met you at UGA I knew that you will do great things and the time that we now have spent together during your internship has validated my initial feeling. It is an HONOR to me and to EVERYONE in our store to have the chance to interact with some one as AMAZING as you.
    Thank you for everything that you have done for all of us.

  2. Ellen – thanks for sharing your story! We are so lucky to have you as an Intern in G394!

  3. Ellen, you are an amazing addition to our team and it has been wonderful working with you! I am so glad I am able to work with you and have gotten to know you! You have done so much for our team and our guests!

  4. It was great to meet you today and I am thrilled you got to experience the Target internship and everything it has to offer as well as giving back to our district/company and making it better at the same time. Can’t wait to see you grow with this AMAZING company!!!

  5. What an amazing story and experience! Thanks for sharing and thanks for your contributions to D346!

  6. Ellen,
    It was great having you as part of out team!! You Rocked!!!

  7. Thanks for the support, everybody, it was a great adventure this summer! I’m excited to continue my work with the Target team, and anxious to see where this experience carries me.

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