YoonJi Kim (June 2020 – August 2020)

Q: What ultimately led you to accept an intern position at The House of Joshua?

A: The main reason for choosing The House of Joshua was that I thought I would learn a lot from experience. Since it was my first internship, I wanted a role to experience various aspects of marketing. The internship at The House of Joshua enabled me to take numerous responsibilities in the professional world of marketing. By the end, I exponentially developed my skills in communication, analytics, and ideation.

 

Q: How would you describe the culture of our company?

A:  The culture at The House of Joshua enhances communication and collaboration among the employees. They work together closely and constantly share ideas and give feedback to each other. Also, the company values experience and supports individual growth. The House of Joshua provides valuable experiences and helps you get a good picture of your future career path. Most importantly, the company empowers interns to learn from each other as well as from experiences.

 

Q: What was the best part about your internship at our company and did you feel valued?

A:  The best part about my internship at The House of Joshua was that it granted me a high degree of freedom and responsibility. For example, I would start off working by myself to figure out how to solve a problem and then seek help from my supervisor or coworkers when I’m stuck.  my supervisor provided me with a handful of resources and advice. I felt like a valued member of the organization when put in charge of handling important matters to the business and was able to help the company grow.

Melanie Nguyen (August 2020 – November 2020)

Q: What ultimately led you to accept an intern position at The House of Joshua?

A: This internship offered me the opportunity to pursue my education and gain real-work experience at the same time during an uncertain time. The House of Joshua originally interested me because it was an opportunity to start a marketing career. 

 

Q: How would you describe the culture of our company?

A: I have so much respect for Michelle Lee, the CEO and founder of the House of Joshua. I was able to learn different skills from her that I did not learn from school but from real-world experiences. She is very true to her core beliefs and has overcome challenges as a woman of color in business. She also pursues all of her business ventures with the utmost commitment to her customers. She was very inclusive of me joining big projects and meetings and most of all valued the mental health of her interns. She did her best to be empathetic to our complicated schedules as students.

 

Q: What was the best part about your internship at our company and did you feel valued?

A: The best part of my internship was working on creative projects. I had lots of fun making brochures and editing website content. Some of my tasks were out of my comfort zone, but Michelle was patient with me and taught me the basics of the business world. One of the things that I look for in a company is the ability to be flexible with my education. I felt valued and I felt like Michelle made an effort to understand the difficulties I was struggling through. Even after my internship, she gave me good advice on how to improve my work and has been supportive of the next steps of my career. I appreciate that this internship gave me my first opportunity in the field of marketing, and it has helped me grow my resume.