My name is Phoenix Ventress and I just finished my sophomore year at Wake Forest. This year for me was exciting and very eventful. Along with many other things I spent the year playing with the club basketball team and traveling with my friends to other schools in the surrounding area. I also decided that I would be a computer science major and became the treasurer for our Black Student Alliance. I ended the year out strong with a 3.3 GPA.
This summer I am interning with Boys & Girls Clubs. I work as a HR intern at the Mardak office. This position entails helping run the “Summer Clubbin'” experience, which works to bring people from the Mardak office out to some of the trips that club managers and their kids take throughout the summer. So far it is going very well. In my time here I have learned a lot about Human Resources and what they do. I also was exposed to a lot of departments of the Boys & Girls Clubs that I was not aware of previously. This showed me that you are able to use your skills and what you are good at in a multitude of ways to help others that you may not be aware of. In the rest of my time here I hope to learn more of the ins and outs of the Boys & Girls Clubs along with professional tips that I can utilize in my future endeavors.