Internship programs are a valuable learning experience for students as they explore career options and determine the professional path they want to take. They’re also an opportunity to gain valuable business experience in a wide range of industries from local business owners and experts.
Our Elizabethtown Area Chamber is fortunate to have a strong partnership with Elizabethtown High School and its Pathways program; a program designed to help students develop professional skills and gain knowledge and career experience. Together, we’re exposing area students to the vibrant businesses throughout the Elizabethtown area and preparing them to become the future leaders of our business community.
Meet Keli Georges
Keli is a senior at Elizabethtown Area High School. She’s involved in the theater and music departments, as well as the school’s Key Club. She’s also a writer for the school newspaper and the class of 2022 officer.
“When I was looking for an internship, I knew I wanted a business-related opportunity. My committee advisor recommended that I look into the Elizabethtown Area Chamber of Commerce,” said Keli. “So far, the Chamber has been a great opportunity to not only see what it takes to run a business but also see how businesses work together to grow the community. Through this internship, I hope to gain more knowledge of the different areas of business and, hopefully, determine which area of business I’d like to study in college. I have learned so much about the businesses in the community already, and I can’t wait to learn more!”
Meet Mitch Garber
Mitch is a senior at Elizabethtown Area High School. He’s a captain of the soccer team and plays on the school’s baseball and swim teams.
“I’m interested in studying business in college. After taking a few of the offered business courses in high school, I turned to an internship here at the Chamber to help me explore this route and pin down a specific field of interest within business that I’d like to study,” said Mitch. “So far, I’m interested in becoming a business owner or being self-employed because I like the idea of working for myself and the freedom that brings. I look forward to meeting many Chamber members during my internship to better understand what it takes to be a business owner and how I can follow in that direction.”
The Value of Mentoring an Intern
We’re excited to have Keli and Mitch with us this fall. They bring a lot of enthusiasm, original thinking, and energy to our team.
Hosting an intern is a way for other Elizabethtown Area businesses to mentor the future of our business community while also receiving valuable support from students eager to get to work and get things done.
To learn more about hosting an intern, visit the Elizabethtown High School Pathways program website or contact us at the Elizabethtown Area Chamber of Commerce office.