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What an amazing experience of growing I had! I really enjoyed this summer and every activity we made was important for having moments to reflect and live coherently.
This was a very different Internship at Mundell & Associates Inc, because this year we had the opportunity to be hosted by Mundell’s EoC Youth Internship Program while sharing our talents as professionals at Project Lia Inc, another EoC Company in Indianapolis.
The project has two backbones: its social and environmental action, and it was a treasure to get to know deeper the aim of this business. It was exciting to know that there are many points in which I could contribute, because Project Lia is a social enterprise with purpose, which requires to deal with all the challenges of a startup, and I was able to be part of this construction as professional in communications and management. (Want to know about the project? https://www.projectlia.org/)
Even though for this time we didn’t had so much time at Mundell & Associates Inc, we tried to donate also ourselves. Personally I put a lot of effort living the EoC values with every activity we did to “give more life” to relationships between all employees and interns at Mundell.
Thanks to this experience for the challenges, all the things I allowed myself to learn, to all the misunderstandings and well ‘understandings’, to every activity, every reading, every research, every smile, every tear, every person, every place, every festival, every event, every bike ride, every breakfast, lunch or dinner, every concert, every gift, every moment for rest, every new friend, every hug…
Thanks to this experience for the relationships builded.
Specifically in this company, a pro environmental company makes you realize about your daily action in order to care for the nature. For me it’s an amazing experience, recommendable, and also satisfactory, where you can find yourself in an other perspective and where you meet people with different points of view that makes the relationships very rich.
After my period as intern, I’ve changed my outlook on the world and my personal and professional aspirations. As a person, I become more aware about my choices and how my lifestyle can contribute to an economic pattern. As a professional, I understood that I could do more to “change the world” than I thought. I decided to give space in mind to other work possibilities and today, besides working in the EoC, I am lecturer and edit a website which was developed and inspired by The Earth Cube. It become more clear for me how the EoC can work in the daily practice and I become fascinated by the fact that the owners personal choices (and lifestyle) were applied in their business in a very coherent way. So it “clicked” that it is really possible to live EoC guidelines. Their personal plan and business plan seemed too compatible. That fascinated me. The experience I liked most was the volunteering at the nearby church on the pantry. I could see the poor side of America and the consequences of their lifestyle, as well I meet wonderful people and hear great stories. I wish we could have done more to the company using more our professional and personal talents. I recommend an EoC internship mostly to those who wonder if the EoC works or to those who would like to understand more, how it is possible.
Thanks to the internship I felt there can be an another way to improve the relationship between colleges, clients and stakeholders, etc. The most important EoC influence in my daily work life is to make time to listen to others. The experience at Mundell & Associates was very important for me to understand that in each daily work activity is possible put in practice another relation with the people around of me, the EoC good practice.
After the internship program my life changed a lot, I was able to really understand to how I can live the values at my work daily life. Was really good be involved with the Focolare young people in Indianapolis, and also having a lot of experience at fieldwork.
Working at an EoC company opened my horizons and my vision to the future. I felt this will of making my city better, of encouraging other companies to see this different way of running their business. What I really loved with Mundell & Associates was the humility of helping other small companies to have a great start and help the poor families and people in the church.
The internship has specially influenced me to do a better and wider Master of Arts in Economics and Management at Sophia Institute University, my relations with my colleagues, bosses, subordinates, and my sense of work, social and environmental responsibility. Among many things, I liked to experience the workplace of a real EoC company, how EoC works in the day to day, the passion of the people who are involved, how it helps various people everyday and gives a wonderful inheritance to the world. The internship gives certainty to the unbeliever in the project and maturity for whom is starting his professional life.
After this experience i decided to do my thesis about the EoC. This thesis make me discover very interesting things. At the same time, this experience in the US, made me live the EoC with an international point of view: I was something bigger than my EoC local community, my country was not enough. The thing that influenced me the most, was to work with John and Julie [the owners]: their generosity and commitment was very inspiring. Working with people from other countries, and shared with them also daily life was amazing.
I understood that competition is not everything. Values as sharing, listening, initiative… They’re very important in my daily life. I discovered new way of doing business.
This internship was always a pearl in my curriculum. It inspired me and it still does it. Was a great opportunity for me to get to learn another country, another language, a different way of doing business and most importantly, of contributing to the society. It had only positive impact on my life and opened up my mind.
When I worked at Mundell I got involved in a database project, collecting and organizing data. It was there that I realized I liked the ‘data’ field and the small business atmosphere. I went on to get a job in health informatics which I had for about 6 years at a company with similar values.
Now, over the last few years I’ve had different jobs and roles and in the family business, but all the time I try to keep in mind the people of the business and the business community, rather than the profit, that is the most important.
It influenced me on outlook of the world of work and to respect everyone in it. Since I was the first intern the intern program wasn’t complete, but I recommend an internship as a way to grow professionally and spiritually.