Summer Interns...Should they just make the coffee?

June 8, 2018

Do you ever just sit and think, “Hmm, I wonder what those interns over at The Biz Foundry are doing..” ?? No? Well, I’ll let you in on a little insight anyway. I am one of the super lucky Tech students who is getting the chance to intern at the Biz Foundry this summer. If you are one of those people who assume interns only make coffee -- you’re very wrong. I do, however, make coffee sometimes. But so does everyone here, so it’s not really like ‘intern busy work’ or anything, it’s more like, ‘I will not get out of bed unless coffee is in the near future’ work. Anyway, I’m here today to tell you a little about my summer so far AND why you should care.

When I first started this internship, I didn’t really have a clue what to expect. I figured I would help out a

little with marketing, but that was about the extent of my expectations. (Also, side note, what the heck does “marketing” even mean? Not sure? Stick around for my blog series coming soon ;)) So, when about two days in, I was sitting with the other two interns and A GOLDEN IDEA was born, I was obviously extremely pumped up. You may be wondering, “Hmm what is this GOLDEN IDEA that she speaks of?” Well, only time will tell, my friends. But, trust me, it’s worth the wait. ‘The wait’ being, until around the first week of July, to be exact. Also, while we’re here, do you happen to be a local entrepreneur that has ever dreamed of being a guest on a super-awesome PODCAST? If so, let me know. Asking for a friend...

Anyway, I should probably get back to our formal introductions. My name is Kylie. I’m a junior/senior(?) at Tennessee Tech (I promise I will graduate eventually, #TTU19ish?) majoring in Business Analytics and


Marketing. I’m a 7 on the enneagram, meaning: a) I get bored when I sit still and/or am alone for too long, and b) I can find something fun or exciting in any situation. (I’m sure you can tell already, I’m quite the joy to be around for people who get annoyed easily.) My favorite food groups include chickpeas (falafel, hummus, normal chickpeas), coffee (usually Poet’s but I don’t discriminate), and Mealfit (that’s a food group, right?). And, if you listen closely anywhere around Tech’s campus or within a 10-mile radius of Poet’s on the Square, you can probably hear me. I only have one volume -- loud. If you ever see/hear me, come say hi please!

I am honestly honored and quite thankful to be interning at such a cool place this summer. Every day is new and interesting, and I am constantly learning from the people around me. The Biz Foundry is truly a hidden gem of the Upper Cumberland, and its my personal life goal for the foreseeable future to do what I can to make sure it doesn’t stay that way. (To clarify, I mean changing the ‘hidden’ part, not the ‘gem’ part.) I don’t really know what I will end up doing with my life, but I do know that after this summer, I will be a little more prepared to figure it out. 

P.S. I absolutely cannot wait for you all to find out about the GOLDEN IDEA that I talked about earlier. It’s going to be lit! (That’s what the kids say nowadays, right?)

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