My dad has always said, “The cream rises to the top when it’s time to make butter.” This funny phrase originated in his hillbilly-loving, barbeque-sauce-slathering family of Kansas City Royals fanatics. Usually, people don’t understand the meaning, but it makes total sense to me. If we translate this from Gilbert-ese to plain English, it sends a message that hard work pays off when the time is right.
As an Account Services Intern at CVR, I have had an opportunity to work with the cream of the industry. Not only am I creating relationships with unique and intelligent people, they’re letting me soak up their genius along the way. From meeting Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb at a TV shoot to interviewing Ivy Tech alumni award nominees, I’ve learned four important career lessons:
A phrase I hear often in the CVR office is “building brands that matter.” Not only does CVR do exactly that with their clients, but they’ve helped me build my personal brand with the lessons I’ve learned. This internship helped me discover more about myself and the industry I’m striving to be a part of after I graduate. The addition of “Account Services Intern at Caldwell VanRiper” to my resume is one I’m very proud of.