I woke up the morning after the United States won the 2015 FIFA World Cup title with a smile on my face. I turned off my alarm, stretched, and put on my very own uniform. My uniform does not display my last name across the back, nor is my country represented on the chest. I won’t be greeted by a stadium filled with millions of fans cheering my name, and the likelihood of me leaving with a trophy is very slim. However, today, and every day, I am a part of something bigger than myself.
I am a Target Intern, and I am proud to wear red and khaki.
Target teaches us that its people are its greatest asset. From the moment I joined Target’s team, I could feel the spirit in what those words truly meant. I am seen, heard, and understood every day. My mentor challenges me, pushing me outside of my comfort zone while supporting me along the way. My team members have selflessly devoted time and energy into my development. I am encouraged to ask questions and learn something new every day. It is because of their investment in me that I have been able to lead the front end and conduct interviews on my own. In just six weeks, I have grown to be a better student and leader. At Target, with my team, I feel valued.
In order to have a successful day, it takes everyone working together. As the all-time leader in international goals and 2015 FIFA World Cup champion, Abby Wambach explains, “I’ve never scored a goal in my life without getting a pass from someone else.”
Thanks to Target, I feel like I’m about to score.
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