South Africa 2012: Hilary Utley

Hilary (second from the left) with the rest of the 2012 Internship team.  

Hilary (second from the left) with the rest of the 2012 Internship team.

 

Before I went through Internship, I was told that it would change my life. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect starting off, but I quickly realized that my decision to do Internship was one of the best decisions I had made in my life. It was that summer when I discovered what I had a passion for and what I wanted to do for a career. The experiences I had and the skills I learned on project propelled me to continue my education in graduate school, which is now currently allowing me to work in a profession that I love. Not only did Internship help me to decide on a career path, but it also allowed me to be a part of an international network of incredible people, many of whom will be life-long friends. My Internship experience undoubtedly changed my life and I will always look back on it as one of the best summer I ever had.

(Hilary grew up in Thailand and studied at Union University and later Texas A&M University)