Going for the Gold

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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25 Replies to “Going for the Gold”

  1. What a wonderful article. I think Target would be very glad to have someone like you join their team. It’s not everyday someone with such a great attide and outlook comes around. Good luck in your future. I’m sure you’ll do well!!

  2. I love this parallel, Marisa! I’ve found the same to be true in my intern experience

  3. Hi Marisa! I can really relate to your post.
    I am so thankful for the investment of both my mentor AND team members. Their patience and support during my internship have been a key aspect to my success.

  4. driven, dedicated friendly supportive, reaches out, understanding, looking to make friends, co-workers as friends, honest, helpful needs a challenge, Happy in work, I have wanted a good job for ages, I have been shopping at the Murrieta Target for three years. I would love to add my uniqueness to my own

    ~Deborah a hopeful of goodness

  5. Hello,

    We’re 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 and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  6. Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Please continue to look at our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Heather

  7. Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Please continue to look at our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Heather

  8. Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  9. I am really interested in working here, so when you get this can you please give me a email back

  10. Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  11. I have plenty experience as a cashier and enjoy working w people. I also have experience stocking shelves . I and a very friendly person.

  12. It’s great to work for a company that recognizes a hard worker and urges for you to do better.

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