Jinny Huh is a senior, studying MIS and Operations. Jinny interned with USAA this past summer and is expecting to graduate this Spring.
Tell us a little bit about how you landed the internship:
I landed the internship by interviewing in the Grace Hopper Conference for Women in Computing. I got to work during the internship to discuss how to foster further diversity in the workplace by helping USAA plan for their next Grace Hopper Conference, as well as by teaching Korean. USAA has Aspire, a program to promote women in computing.
What has been your favorite part of the internship so far?
My favorite part about USAA has been the people. USAA is a non-for-profit company, so they really do have employees that stay true to the mission of the company. One aspect that amazed me the most was the willingness of the employees to help everyone; they always were willing to help me. I even met with a few executive members to speak to them, one on one, for advice – they all made time for me, even if they were busy.
What advice you have for other interns?
Don’t be afraid to ask, and don’t be afraid to be curious. Really take the time to get to know those around you, and be willing to ask about the concepts in which you hold curiosity. Seek mentors; find their traits that really speak to you, and emulate them. Ask them for their advice on how they came to embrace the traits that you admire.