Business Unit: Boeing Global Services
Location: Plano, Texas
University: Spelman College
Degree Program: B.A. in Economics

What team are you a part of, and what kind of work are you doing?

I am in Boeing Global Services Human Resources interning as a Human Resources Generalist. This summer I have had the pleasure of being pulled into different aspects of recruiting, retention, and global equity, diversity and inclusion.

How did you hear about Boeing’s internship opportunity?

I heard about Boeing’s internship opportunities from my school, Spelman College, via a scholarship application that I had filled out with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. I ultimately decided to apply because it was such a great opportunity that I just could not pass up.

What excites you the most about Boeing’s mission and in what ways is your team making a real-world impact?

What excites me the most about Boeing’s mission is that it is evolving. The mission that Boeing holds today is not exactly the same as it was 50, 60 or 70 years ago. It has evolved with time, and I think that is directly reflective of how the company has and will continue to evolve as we move forward and continue to progress.

What has been your favorite experience so far?

Shadow experiences have given me the best look into what a specific career path would look like, and have really helped me in figuring out what I like and don’t like in an everyday setting. Informational interviews are also great! I have never had someone turn down an informational interview, which I think speaks to the culture of Boeing. It is great to hear about someone’s experiences, get their advice, and to add them as a resource in growing your network.

In what ways do you feel supported?

I don’t think I have ever felt more support from a team than what I feel at Boeing. I truly feel a sense of community; when people ask “How are you?” they want a genuine response and they care about the answer. I also feel professionally supported. I am comfortable, and often encouraged, to share my career aspirations and interests. I feel like people are always helping me to get to those places without making me question the space I am currently in.

How has your internship at Boeing shaped your educational and career goals?

My time at Boeing has introduced me to a new industry that I never would’ve ventured into on my own. I have been exposed to different careers that I was not previously considering. I can truthfully say, that this time has opened a whole new world of possibilities that I now get to take advantage of.

What advice do you have for students who are interested in interning at Boeing?

Go for it! If you’re worried about getting into a field or space that is different than anything that you’ve previously experienced, don’t be. This is such a learner-friendly environment. The interactions you will have and the people you will meet are absolutely invaluable. There are so many spaces for you to step into; you really do have the freedom to shape your career path in a way that best suits you and your future.