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An Unexpected and Life Changing Experience

Updated: May 11

Hello everybody! My name is Britney Utt and I am a Criminal Justice major at Appalachian State University. The last required thing for me to do to graduate was doing a full-time internship so I started looking in the fall semester of 2020. Due to COVID-19, finding an internship was hard and one of my last chances was Hospitality House. I didn’t know much about this organization before my interview, so I decided to do a lot of research to be prepared for the interview. I think that all of the other organizations did not work out for a reason because I think I was meant to be at Hospitality House this semester! Since I am a full-time intern, I learned quickly how things run at Hospitality House and I also learned to never take a silence moment for granted.

I was very nervous going into this internship due to the fact that I have never worked with this population before. My nerves quickly went away because I was so welcomed by the staff here at Hospitality House and the residents. Throughout my time here, I learned much more than I could have ever imagined. I met so many amazing people including the residents at Hospitality House, the staff members, and also my fellow interns. I have made so many amazing memories and I will cherish them forever. If you are thinking of applying for an internship… you should, I promise it will change your life!


P.S. Keeva is the BEST… if you know, you know (:




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