At the age of 16, while I was a junior at Morse High School in San Diego, I began my first internship position with my uncle who owned a pressure washing company.
After school, I would drive to his office to assist his Office Manager with clerical duties for 3 hours, then drive to dance practice for the youth group I was involved in, then drive home to complete my homework and get prepared to do it all over again the next day. In addition to learning how to professionally answer customer phone calls, file important documents, and prepare invoices for services rendered, this experience taught me how to be responsible and balance my priorities. Most of all – it prepared me for the jobs that would come after high school. One of which was a promotion from my uncle into the Office Manager position after I graduated from high school – which allowed me to have a flexible schedule working around my new college classes at San Diego State University.
This experience was crucial in my journey – and led me towards becoming the person I am today. Receiving mentoring and technical training to propel my academic and professional career at a young age truly made a difference. This is why I’m excited to announce the F.A.N.C.Y. Ambassador Program launch in January 2017 for High School Girls in grades 10-12!
My goal through this program is to “Play It Forward” and provide the opportunity my uncle gave me to other girls currently in high school. Check out the details below.