From Fashion Advice to Retail Price – DriveTime 2013 Internship Series

Written by: Clare Collins, Retail intern 

My name is Clare Collins and I happen to be the best retail intern for 2013. I have received these high merits partially because I am the only intern and partially because I have been self-nominated.  Before I arrived at DriveTime, I was studying at the University of Southern California and interning for a fashion designer.

I love USC like I love water in Phoenix but my previous internship does not even compare to my internship at DriveTime. Here, I have learned much more than I had expected. Not only will I take all of my newly developed business skills to my future employers, but now I know how to shop for a car.

At the start of the internship program I was ecstatic to see that skittles were handed out for an ice breaker but my amazement was surpassed later on when the interns were taken to see the movie, The Internship just for fun! Once again, I was awed by DriveTime when I set foot in the Inspection Center during our new hire tour because of my fascination for cars; specifically mechanics – I was in heaven.

It may sound like a cliché from kindergarten but I have made many new friends at DriveTime and am more than excited to come to “work” every morning. It does not feel like “work” when I enjoy most everything I do and have to be pushed out the door at the end of the day.

Everyone is patient with all one million of my questions; people include me in their meetings and even ask for my opinion. I am excited to be given tasks that affect the company and though my input may put fear into the eyes of my supervisor and everyone else in the company, I enjoy being a part of the huge business and am so happy to be an intern at DriveTime!

For more information on summer internship opportunities at DriveTime, visit our Careers Center website or continue to check our blog for updates.

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