Big wheel keep on turning – yesterday we officially bid farewell to rock start interns SungWoo and William.
SungWoo just wrapped up a study abroad program at UW, expanding his English skills. The program requires an internship at an organization of the student’s choosing, and darn if he didn’t reach out to Seattle Works. SungWoo pitched in on a range of administrative tasks, managing our photos (notice how much cuter our blog has been lately?), data entry and mailings. He is headed back home to South Korea and we will miss him!!
As luck (or lack thereof) would have it, yesterday also marked the last day for William. Sad! Like SungWoo, William showed the moxie to seek us out when pursuing a student internship requirement. In this case, William headed across the country from the University of Georgia, where he’s wrapping up a Masters in Nonprofit Organizations.
As luck really did have it, William contacted us just as we were determining how we would staff The Bridge this fall in an uncertain economic climate (we downsized our staff earlier this year). Enter an eager and bright student with expertise in nonprofit leadership and available for free! Pennies from heaven we said. You rocked it William, and we are so thankful. You brought new insights to the program, and gave our organization time to plan and conserve resources these past few months.
p.s. William is looking for a job and he is fantastic. Are you hiring? http://www.linkedin.com/pub/william-west/10/89b/27b
Kelly, William and Tyler, Ballot Party 09
That leaves us with Kelly, who didn’t have an official last day but wound things down after Swank and most definitely deserves some kudos. Kelly transferred from school on the east coast to UW, and gave a whole lot of time to Seattle Works in the transition period. Kelly was our event logistics guru, coming in just before Seattle Works Day to get our hundreds of t-shirts and project supplies in order, staffing the AfterParty with both calmness and a fierce work ethic, and then hanging around to manage the data surrounding all our Swank auction item donations and generally helping to keep me (somewhat) sane through the event planning.
Kelly & Kym, Swank 09
p.s. again – Kelly turns 21 on December 13! We can’t wait to take her out for a drink.
These three fabulous folks brought new energy and ideas to our team. All go-getters, and all surprisingly unflappable. Our kind of people!
THANKS SUNGWOO, WILLIAM AND KELLY – WE MISS YOU ALREADY!