There’s a club for that!

I admit it, I am a dabbler. Every few months, I am convinced I have discovered the hobby of my life. Like the time that I believed discussing a book a month with like-minded individuals was something I would always do. Or the time I thought crochet was not just for grandmas – I mean, look at all the neat stuff you can make with a hook and some yarn! Or when I felt that eloquent public speaking was something I had to master. The thing about all this dabbling is that you are always looking for people to show you the ropes (or the yarn, as the case may be), to help you get started, to share their experiences, and to learn something.

Which brings me to Target. I like to think of my employer as an enthusiastic enabler of my passion for dabbling. Target has a huge team of very diverse and talented people who are all passionate about, well, something. And they like to get together and talk about that something. They like to form groups, hold discussion forums, meet outside of work, organize events and energize anyone looking to learn their particular something! And Target likes that they like this, and actively encourages them!

Want to go running? There’s a club for that. Like ultimate Frisbee? Or skiing and snowboarding? Or dogs? Or cycling? Or gardening? Or innovating? Or cars? Maybe you are new to the Twin Cities and want to connect with others in a similar situation? Yes, there’s a club for that. It’s not all hobbies, either. Considering adoption? New mom? Or dad? There are groups looking for you! Passionate about advancing the role of women in technology? Yup, got you covered. Maybe you want to foster an inclusive culture at the workplace? Our Business Councils (such as Women’s, African American, Hispanic, LGBTA, and Asian) are a great place to start.

As I was writing this, I realized I have learned a ton from all the Target groups I encountered in my dabbling. They’ve changed me, and amazingly, I have sometimes changed them, though not always intentionally. Like the time I was the cause of the Target Motorcycle Club designating “sweeps” to ride at the back of the group because I decided to abandon my first group ride after struggling to keep up, completely oblivious to the panic I caused when the group discovered they had lost a first time rider! We all learned from that experience (and I got a bigger bike).

So, here’s to dabbling! And to my wonderful, crazy, passionate, fellow enthusiasts of something at Target! And to Target, for actively encouraging us! Which leaves me with the question, what next? Maybe some broomball? Yes, there’s a club for that!

Interested in joining Target?  Learn more here.

  • Rudra Panda

    February 24th, 2015

    Great article Meena. Thanks for sharing your experiences and encouraging others to take advantage of the opportunities at Target.

    Reply
  • joanna

    March 5th, 2015

    I’m trying to fine a application for me to fill out

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    March 9th, 2015

    Glad to hear you’re interested in Target! All of our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site, or applying in person at any of our stores.

    Thanks,
    Amanda

  • Cindi Lou

    March 11th, 2015

    I think all He s are cute and adorable!Ferocious,maybe perceptive!Think like a pro,and then Goooooo.Good Luck to you, in the now.

    Reply
  • Deirdre Newman

    May 2nd, 2015

    I don’t understand how to get feed back from you

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    May 4th, 2015

    Hello,

    Thank you for contacting us. Please feel free to reach out to our guest services team at 800.591.3869 and they should be able to assist you with any questions.

    Thank you!
    Amanda

  • Mrs. Shavers

    May 31st, 2015

    I’m a dabbler as well I tried crochet too. I mainly made infinity scarves hats and leg warmers but that’s besides my point. I’m looking to get my daughter in ad print and commercials can you help me with that. She dreams of one day being a Disney star.

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    June 1st, 2015

    Hello,

    Thank you for contacting us. I would recommend that you reach out to our guest services team at 800.591.3869 as they should be able to provide an answer to your questions.

    Thank you!
    Amanda

  • Lynda

    November 6th, 2016

    A lot to learn

    Reply

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