Stories of Success
“How our internship led to a meeting with the Governor.”
From Kiara Ward:
We were introduced to our tour guide, Sonia Hoya, and were shown the different offices that worked closely with the Governor, we even got to peek into the empty conference room where press announcements are made and took a picture by the podium! Sonia had us wait out in the hallway for a moment while she checked to see if Brian Sandoval was busy, she came back and said to come on in the office. There we met and shook hands with Governor Sandoval, he then offered us the Governor's coin, a long standing tradition in Nevada, with the governor's face on one side and the Nevada state seal on the other. We were able to talk to him for a moment about our program that allowed us to gain work experience and discover what career path we may want to follow. Lastly we were able to take a picture behind his desk between the state and country flags before leaving to Sonia's office to end our tour with a question and answer session.
We talked about many things including different presidential candidates and the gas crisis of the 70's. The field trip was an exceptional experience that I will remember for a long time and I will always have the Governor's coin to remember it.
From Kevin Ayala:
I also learned that there is a chance of the economy getting better by the time I start to attend college. I hope that it does as it can make my years through college easier. I am grateful that I am getting the tools and experience that I need for being successful. Another important thing that I learned was that doing the small things can really make a difference.
Being an intern is a really great way to get some experience in the real world. It gives me an idea on what to do after I graduate high school. If it weren't for my internship I would have never been able to meet the governor. He was a really nice person and he was easy to approach. I want to thank DETR and my supervisor Odalys Carmona for all the experience that I have gained. I know that all these experiences will be very helpful for my future.
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