Exploring new fields of interest
Before starting my internship at Benco Dental, I had no prior interest in going into the dental field. I didn’t think there was a place for me in this world, given that my strengths fall under written and oral communication, which is one of the most important skills in making a large business work.
My personal interests include reading books and fashion, and once I met my current boss during the second round of interviews, I knew working at Benco was going to be a beneficial and extremely knowledgeable experience. Elizabeth Warrick, my boss and the head of the marketing department at Benco, attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC where she earned a degree in business and fashion marketing, and she is one of the most intelligent, fashionable, and genuine people I’ve ever met. There’s so much I’ve learned both about Benco and how a large company operates so seamlessly, as well as how to take personal interests and strengths and use them to make me a better intern as well as a person.
I was convinced that I would be doing stuff that served no interest to me or what I like to do before accepting the internship, and I was proven wrong almost immediately. Warrick took my personal interests and strengths and together we’ve created the perfect role for me at Benco, managing multiple different product lines that the company sells and distributes and keeping tabs on how much money is being input/output. I feel extremely lucky to learn more about what my strengths and weaknesses are throughout this journey at Benco.