A Letter from the Interns

Improving // August 1, 2017
Our Team

Dear Improvers,

The last eight weeks have gone by in a whirlwind of busy (and admittedly not so busy) workdays. While going through the four departments of Recruiting, Operations/Accounting, Marketing and Sales seemed daunting back in May, the rotation has actually proven to keep work interesting. If anything, we now have a better understanding of the interdependencies between each department of the company, and feel way more prepared for what future jobs might throw our way. Above all, we’d like to say that this internship has been an adventure, and we’re thankful for everyone who helped make it such a joy to come to work at 9 a.m. every morning.

We'll admit, the first few days were extremely intimidating; really, starting any new job is. Thankfully though, Improving made the transition of working in a new place an easy one to go through. Everyone we met in the office is dedicated to living out the values Improving holds at its core and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Not once did we feel unappreciated or like we weren’t part of the team.

Summer 2017 Interns - Daniel, Arden and Sarah.

As expected with just about any internship, a lot of the jobs given to us interns weren't particularly glamorous. There was a lot of database entry that seemed to fill the days with tedious work and made the other miscellaneous tasks of organizing closets or preparing items for company events feel like a thrill to do. Mundane or not, however, none of the tasks we did felt unimportant. We knew that for every seemingly small task completed, we were taking a load off of someone else's plate, which is rewarding in its own right. It's also not like all of the tasks were boring either; sometimes you guys even let us write content for the company blog! Rotating through the different departments also meant that we didn't get bogged down in one place for too long and kept the work fresh and interesting.

We can now say with certainty that Improving has spoiled us in terms of future jobs. One can only hope to work at a company with employees who truly care about the success and well-being of others.

From the moment you first shake the hand of an Improver, the spirit in each and every one of them is recognizable. The dedication, excellence and involvement that is part of being an Improver is present through every department and in every branch of the company. As we have come to know, Improving is special. Improving is unlike any company of its kind. We have been graciously blessed to learn in such a unique environment that truly cares for the well-being of others and repeatedly redefines the meaning of excellence.

We can now say with certainty that Improving has spoiled us in terms of future jobs. One can only hope to work at a company with employees (like you guys) who truly care about the success and well-being of others. We can't imagine a workplace without the true joy and fun that we were greeted with every morning. Each and every one of you helped to make our time here enjoyable, and you will all be missed as we take on the next chapter in our lives, whatever that may be. We want to thank everyone for their time and patience extended to each of us, and for a glimpse of what truly makes this company so great.

A few words from each intern:

Sarah Kleinwechter

Sarah Kleinwechter

One of my favorite things from this internship was being able to attend the meetings (no, really!). Getting a seat at the table helped me to feel included and trusted in the workplace, and even from just observing there's a lot that can be learned. I got to see the other activities going on in the company that I wasn't a part of, and how they impact the rest of the people there. The breadth of this internship gave me lots of opportunities to come to understand the kind of collaboration and teamwork it takes to be successful. 

Arden Wolski

Arden Wolski

I have been pleasantly surprised at the number of mentors I have met over the past eight weeks. It would seem that every person I encountered had valuable knowledge to pass on—from life advice to work advice. Because of the wealth of knowledge surrounding me, and the generosity with which it was shared, I felt that I spent every minute of the day learning something valuable. More importantly, I can now confidently say that I am not afraid to ask questions—in fact, this internship has demonstrated to me that asking questions is one of the most effective ways to truly learn.

Daniel DeAnda

Daniel DeAnda

It has been my honor and my privilege to intern for a spectacular company such as Improving. My favorite part has been to immerse myself into a culture of leaders and problem solvers in a variety of fields. Having the opportunity to work alongside such great minds has truly been revolutionary to the way I see business. Not only have I had the opportunity to observe and be taught by experts in recruiting, accounting, marketing, and sales, but I've also had the opportunity to absorb some of the knowledge that flows abundantly through the workplace.

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