Tell us about your experience at Ambassador Enterprises.
I’ve spent this summer as the Civic Engagement intern at Ambassador Enterprises. Working at AE has pushed me to continuously learn and grow. Whether learning to use Excel better, solve complicated problems, or maneuver through government websites and databases, I am learning more about people and business every day. I am also learning more about how to grow as a person and a professional.
During your time here, what stood out to you that makes AE unique?
AE is a people business, not a business of people. They put their employees first and care about their well-being and growth. The environment here is very caring and provides ample opportunity to grow. Ambassador’s mission is focused on people and profits, not just profits—this attitude is reflected in every single interaction you experience at AE. Whether you’re a CEO or an intern, an owner of a large firm, or a small mom-and-pop shop, the people at AE treat you with dignity, respect, and love.
How have you grown at AE? (personally or professionally)
I have grown in my patience at AE. I tended to be a very independent worker who didn’t always enjoy working with others. Since being at AE, I have learned to better value the input from others, become a better listener, and seek first to listen than to speak.
How have you been challenged at AE to your own benefit?
One thing that has challenged me at AE is learning to work more in the ideation and planning stages of the work cycle. I tend to favor the implementation portion of the work cycle very heavily. Still, I have been put in positions where I had to build things from the ground up with no blueprint. This challenged me to stretch and grow my ideation and planning skills. While I still prefer the more concrete parts of working, I am now more competent in developing ideas and planning.