On August 11th, I hopped on a plane at Kansas City Int’l and headed off to Englewood Cliffs, NJ.
The next day, I suited up and loaded up my final presentation in front of a panel of high-level managers, the presentation that I had spent about 60 hours creating, practicing not included.
I had practiced to the point that there was no variation in the dialogue I delivered run to run.
I had 10 minutes – and I used every single one of them.
Back on the plane, and back to Jefferson City.
Packed up the car, and made the 13-hour drive back to the Mitten State. I hadn’t seen my family in 5 months.
Just yesterday, I received a call from my manager. It was good to hear his voice, and better to hear the words he delivered. I had been selected to interview for Unilever’s full-time rotational program.
While I expected to feel excitement, I felt serene calmness. It been a goal set since freshman year to make it this far, and I’d been given a chance to go all the way.
I closed my internship with the deepest breath I’d taken in years.