Annalise Maxwell is a 2020 intern from Bethel University. She will graduate in 2024 with degrees in Business Management and Marketing. Annalise is from Buchanan, MI.
How did this experience affect your view and attachment to the South Bend/ Elkhart region?
My experience showed me just how amazing the South Bend and Elkhart region is. I had no idea of all the top-notch projects going on, such as, the sensors in the sewers and the tree projects. I also feel a part of a great community. I was so honored to serve this community and I hope I will be able to again.
What was the most rewarding experience in the program?
I was on the Southeast Neighborhood Marketing Team and for our portion of this project, we created a market analysis. I would say the most rewarding part was handing that to our project mentors and community partners because it was the culmination of all my hard work and I could finally see clearly the impact it was going to have on the community.
How did your experience in the program enhance your academic and professional goals?
My experience led me to double major. Before my internship, I had not considered Marketing, however after creating a market analysis, I discovered my interest in the area. It also gave me some good experience in business. In addition, because of COVID-19, and the need to work virtually, I learned new technology skills, including a thorough understanding of the Google Suite and how to have effective online meetings.