It’s always a scary thought when people ask me, “What are your plans when you graduate from college? Where do you want to work? Where do you want to live?” For a college student unsure of where the future might take them, these sounded like daunting questions that remained unanswered. That is until I spoke to Target at my university’s career fair.
Of course through the years as an avid shopper, I fell in love with the Target brand and the culture you hear about within the community. This love grew deeper as I began the interview process while looking for an internship. Every person I spoke to had so much experience with the company and provided great feedback and advice. Not only did the company loyalty shine through when speaking to team members in all departments and at all levels, but the feedback from previous interns was amazing. A company so invested in their interns and the time spent in developing these individuals was something I strived to find in an internship.
I happily accepted the offer as Logistics Intern for the summer of 2015. Little did I know I would meet some pretty amazing people with years of experience with Target that would help grow and mold me within the company. It was a whole new ballgame of retail that I had never experienced, and never did a day pass that I went home without learning another piece to the Target puzzle.
Now halfway through my internship, I can not only see how I’ve grown as a leader, but I can see how I’ve grown as a person. It’s hard to find a company that cares so much about their employee’s growth and potential, but I’m pretty sure I’ve found one that does. Now when asked “Where do you want to work?” I can say without a doubt that I’m excited to see where my future lies with Target.