Leder student Emma Newhook interns with Organic Alberta as an Organic Week Coordinator
Emma Newhook/ Organic Week Coordinator works at Organic Alberta.
"This job is preparing me for my future career because it is giving me a chance to understand how the not-for-profit sector runs and the keys to success. Learning the different software is helping me build knowledge for my future career.
The most challenging part of my job so far is getting the retailers to actively want to be a part of Organic Week events. Most of them say they are interested, but they don't take any further steps. It gives me a chance to work on my communication skills as well as persuasion skills.
The top three things I look forward to doing in my internship is, first, seeing the overall final product of my work (amount I raised!); second, to learn and grow with this organization; and lastly, to visit retailers on site and get to know how they run events in their store.
My favorite thing about work so far is the PEOPLE. I have amazing co-workers. It's a fairly small office, so I already feel like I know them so well."
Organic Week will return for its ninth annual celebration September 8 to 16, 2018!