Aaliyah Thomas - TMP Alumni Highlight
Please let me introduce you to Aaliyah. Aaliyah graduated from Waccamaw High School and the Teach My People program in 2018. She has been attending Pfeiffer University for the last three years and is now at the start of her senior year. She has been on the dean's list every semester. In addition, she has been a residents assistant for over a year... a true leader!
This is why Teach My People exists. For students like Aaliyah!
This past summer she participated in an internship through Coastal Carolina University RISE Program. We asked Aaliyah to share her experience from this past summer's internship:
This past summer I had the pleasure of working with Georgetown County Parks & Recreation Center. During my internship I helped with marketing different summer programs and events that took place around the county. This internship made me realize what I potentially would like to do for a future career.
Throughout my internship I helped plan events and created different visuals for consumers to see what Parks & Recreation was doing. When working on these tasks, it made me realize that I really enjoy managing events and leading a team. Creating different visuals and expanding on my creativity was great because it allowed me to put my degree to use and see what the new generation uses best for marketing.
For a future career, I would either like to be a Marketing Director or an Administrative Assistant. When I finish school and complete the master’s Program, I will mostly get a job in one of these two fields. I enjoy leading people and bringing out the best in them when working on a project. This internship was a great experience, it opened my eyes and made me reassured about what I would like to do for my career.
Thank you, Georgetown County Parks & Recreation Center, for giving me this opportunity.