by Sarah Fuquay, Junior Sociology Major with a concentration in Social Work
My internship with the CFV has been a truly wonderful experience. I did not really know what to expect going into it, but it turned out to be a very rewarding and insightful opportunity for me. As a Sociology and Social Work major, I was worried that I might struggle with some of the Communications aspects of my internship. However, I learned that it was a great learning experience for me, and the internship really helped me to develop skills that I didn’t have before. Marguerite and Daniel were also very helpful and encouraging as well, which really helped me when I felt a little out of my element at times.
Aside from the work aspect of my internship, I also gained a lot of self-awareness about my purpose and what I am truly passionate about. The intern reflection meetings we had throughout the semester were very insightful and meaningful to me because they were very thought provoking and encouraged me to really think about my passions and my future. After this semester, I am even more confident in what I am studying as well as my plans for the future. This internship really solidified what I consider to be my vocation, and it encouraged me to pursue it.