A little background info…
My first job at the age of 15 was at Chick-fil-A. I worked there through the duration of high school and through my first year of college. My responsibilities ranged from cashier to back-of-house cook and occasionally they asked me to help with birthday parties and marketing events.
For the next 2 1/2 years I juggled two jobs, hostessing/serving at Outback Steakhouse and an administrative assistant for a real estate attorney.
Completely burnt out and nearly graduation, I took a risk and quit both of my jobs for a paid summer marketing internship with Chick-fil-A. That internship turned into a full-time job as a Unit Marketing Director for a Columbia-area location.
As a Chick-fil-A UMD it was my responsibility to execute local and national campaigns, handle media relations and community relations, and plan engaging in-store events.
My first event
My first event as an intern was a book drive. A co-worker was serving in the Army National Guard as a Chaplain in Guam. During his deployment he learned that a local school had very little funding and no books on their shelves. He asked if our Chick-fil-A could coordinate a book drive. We placed a large box in the restaurant and began promoting our efforts. Here are a few snapshots of the Chick-fil-A CARES Book Drive.