This has been in the works for the last two months and I am excited to finally announce my new partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools this summer.
If you’re new here, I am a serial entrepreneur and my first business was a consulting firm. It initially started off as educational consulting because of (1) my teaching experience, (2) my pursuit of my Masters in Education degree, and (3) my desire to truly help high schoolers figure out their next steps post-high school.
I pivoted into business consulting the more I dived into my business ventures and helped my own peers with launching their businesses. So I help entrepreneurs with all things business – business planning, entity formation, project management, and marketing to say the least. Of all my businesses, this was probably the one I promoted the least because it required active engagement from me but I was working full-time and that took priority.
However, when I went into full-time entrepreneurship in August 2022, I began to immerse myself in business consulting and I actually have Google Reviews to advocate for my greatness.
Now with that said, I still have a passion for today’s youth so I decided to start hiring interns to (1) help them gain professional skills and experience that they will need for future employers and (2) help do things in my business that will alleviate some of the stress I have from doing it all by myself. In the planning and preparation of creating my own internship program, I started to feel overwhelmed as the reality of how much I had on my plate was hitting me. The idea sounded good but now the weight of what is needed for it to thrive felt like it was not possible.
And then while I was researching how to start my own program, I found out that my old school district (M-DCPS) was looking for local businesses interested in hiring interns for the summer. When I tell yall I screamed, I screamed because it felt like a weight lifted. Instead of building something from scratch, I could be part of something that is already established and learn from it.
And that is how we got here. This summer, I will be hiring 10 Miami-Dade County Public School students to intern with my business consulting firm. They will be learning about eCommerce, Web Design & Development (UI/UX), Social Media Marketing, Graphic Design, and Video Editing. I am excited to teach them these skills and aid in their professional development.
If you know any M-DCPS high school students that could benefit from an internship, have them go to www.miamiinterns.org.