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Valley Water

Workforce Development Intern

April - June 2019 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

I really enjoyed working with a group of people that were oriented to helping others succeed at their job. Everyone came together to facilitate trainings and programs to better help every single employee at Valley Water.

What I wish was different

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intern

June 2017 - August 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

that I had a lot of freedom after i proved my responsibility. I took on many tasks.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more projects

Advice

Get to know the people in the office they are willing to help you.
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Continual Improvement Intern

June - September 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

I loved the friendly vibe of the organization, and I was blessed with super relatable, easygoing mentors. My department was slow at times but I still learned A LOT about how government agencies run. It also felt fulfilling to be a part of creating safe, clean water for my county. Also, the location of our office was in a prime spot and I'm glad I didn't need to commute long everyday.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more work to do! I completed my major projects quicker than anticipated and our department, again, had our slow days. I wish I interacted with more young people too, because I mostly worked with older people. I also learned the negatives of working within government agencies, such as slow responses to change and financial matters.

Advice

One advice is just to pursue the job you want and keep up with the people you get to meet. This was my number one priority internship during my job hunt and I got it! I feel like a big reason why is because of my persistence to get to know the organization, the hiring process, and when I got in, I was so happy. Also, a workplace is a treasure mine of knowledge and mentors. I liked talking to my coworkers to find what they can teach me.
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Graphic Design Intern

May - August 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

I liked the enviornment and the people there.

What I wish was different

I did my best during the internship, but I wish i could build more relationships.

Advice

Work hard and be thankful to your coworkers.
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vegetation management intern

June - August 2016 • Santa Cruz, CA

What I liked

I was quickly added onto a team that pushed me to work hard and use all my skills from classes. It was very fast paced, and they pushed me throughout my entire internship.

What I wish was different

I would have liked to work on more projects in different aspects of the unit so I could fully experience the career.

Advice

Ask questions, people like to talk about their career!
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