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  • ec3782a 5:28 pm on March 28, 2014 Permalink
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    Skills Gained at Grameen 

    First off: my advice to every intern is to make sure you write down all of the skills/tools you gain, learn, or develop during your internship. This way you can discuss them specifically in an interview and won’t forget to add them to your resume. I keep mine written in the front cover of my internship notebook so I can refer to them at times like this 🙂

    Fortunately, this internship has given me a variety of projects that have allowed me to tap into and develop a wide range of skills. I’ve been exposed to the Salesforce system which Grameen uses to keep track of employees, volunteers, projects—(aka just about EVERYTHING). This cloud based system allows us to keep all of our data and information in one location that’s accessible to whoever needs it. Additionally, I’ve become savvy on Google + and all the tools that Google offers. In addition to webinars, video conferencing, and other basic functions, I’ve become good at using Smartsheet which is a fantastic fusion of Google docs, forms, and excel. I use it to keep track of my own tasks as well as the incoming fellowship applications, our marketing campaign, and many other things. It’s an adaptable and highly useful tool.

    More broadly I’ve worked on projects that exercised my abilities in the following areas: (More …)

  • Danielle Wilsey 9:52 pm on March 30, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: appreciation, , closing, due date, exam, final deadlines, final post, , , professional development,   

    Turning the page… Literally 

    So the other day I turned the page on my monthly calendar that hangs on the wall in my room… no big deal, right? Wrong. April was full of sharpied-in events, multiple highlighter colors and just generally looks like a disaster of deadlines. Of course, me and my level of OCD added all the final paper/presentation/exam dates to my monthly calendar within the first few weeks of receiving the syllabi. I find that as a visual learner, it helps manage deadlines. Anyways, I’ve also recently found that it helps elevate stress levels too! (More …)

    • miranda78 6:12 pm on April 6, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Wow, I am the same way with planning ahead–I always use a large calendar and when I turned the calendar to April I was immediately stressed! Good luck with your last month of classes and interning!

  • ay5895a 12:06 am on March 7, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: digital communication, , professional development, ,   

    Job Shadowing 

    This week at Discovery kept me extremely busy!  First, I was helping to finalize edits to Discovery Education’s most recent Request for Proposal (RFP).  This sometimes involves contacting multiple people in the department to get their approval on particular sections and find all the information needed.  Everyone who I worked with on this RFP was very organized and timely in helping me get the information I needed to completely my responsibilities.  Finalizing an RFP really is a team effort and DE employees definitely embody that work ethic.

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  • ay5895a 2:36 am on February 23, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: , interactive software, professional development, , STEM, student engagement   

    Welcome to Discovery 

    My name is Amber Yothers, and I am a senior in SOC majoring in Public Communication and French.  This semester I will be interning at Discovery Communications in Silver Spring, in the Discovery Education department.  I will be working with the Director of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to help draft RFPs (Request for Proposals) and public policy for schools. (More …)

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