One of Clayton State University’s own Presidential Scholars, Khalea Crowe, is interning at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Crowe began her internship on Aug. 30 of this year and will complete the internship in late December.
Originally from Lithonia, Ga., Crowe began her educational career in 2010 as a member of Clayton State’s first cohort of Presidential Scholars. Crowe is a business management major and expects to graduate in May 2014.
Crowe was first informed by her sister of the business administration internship offered at the Georgia Aquarium.
“It had never occurred to me that I could apply to museums, aquariums, zoos, and other attractions for internship opportunities, but then I realized that they are also businesses and have to employ the same practices as other companies,” says Crowe.
Not only did Crowe see this as an opportunity to learn about business practices, but also to gain experience in the hospitality field, another area that interests her.
Crowe’s responsibilities as an intern include filing documents, reserving company vehicles for executive travel needs, preparing packets and other documents for meetings, helping guest services with sorting and documenting guest comment cards, and other tasks.
Interning at the Georgia Aquarium certainly comes with its perks. As an intern, Crowe has free access to the aquarium, receives discounted prices for interactions with animals, and can attain rewards such as shirts, pins, and other paraphernalia.
According to Crowe, “this opportunity has made me realize how important educational facilities such as aquariums are to both people and animals around the world and I appreciate the time that I get to spend there, helping them achieve their goals.”
While helping the Georgia Aquarium achieve its goals, Crowe continues as a Clayton State University student achieving her own goals, at a university where dreams are made real.