It's National Intern Day!
Here at Learn to Earn Dayton, we want to celebrate our intern Morgan Bennett. Let's meet Morgan and understand more about what drew her to Learn to Earn Dayton and why she opted for an internship.
What's your educational background and future plan?
I'm a psychology major, with double minor in social work and disability studies. I'm attending the University of Dayton, with plans to graduate May 2024. From there, I'll go to grad school, eventually get my PhD in clinical psychology and open my own private practice.
Why did you seek out an internship?
I sought an internship because as a local I have seen the struggles that many community members face, and I wanted to better understand how I could help.
What has been the most surprising thing you've learned?
The most surprising thing I’ve learned at L2ED is that making lasting change is not easy. Having a good idea and good intentions is not enough, there is a lot of hard work and networking required to get anything done. Things may not progress at the speed you think it should, but if you keep at it your efforts will be worth it in the end.
This internship has shown me that in the future when I am trying to help my clients, before I can do anything I must first truly listen to them and realize that I may never understand how it feels. Instead of believing I know what’s best for them, it is imperative that I work with them to find the best, workable solutions for their issues.
Any words of advise for other students?
To other students who might be considering a summer internship, I say go for it. If you can find one in your field, you will get so much relevant job experience. Even if the opportunity isn’t quite in your field, you should still try it because no matter what you WILL learn something that will help you grow into a better person and become more attractive to future employers and schools.
Anything else you'd like to share?
I’ve learned so much while interning here and am so grateful to have been given the opportunity. L2ED has some amazing projects in the works and even though I won’t be around when they come to fruition I still look forward to seeing them!
From all of us at L2ED -- THANK YOU, Morgan, for joining the Learn to Earn Dayton team and bringing your thoughtful perspective, friendly approach, great work ethic, and valuable skills to the special projects you guided. We know you'll go far!