Tackling Food Insecurity

Luis Ateca
Emphasis Area
Business Administration

Luis Ateca interned with ReSources and gained experience in grassroot responses to food insecurity.

Why did you choose this internship?

Because of Covid-19, my original internship plans were scrapped, and I needed to brainstorm of areas where I could enhance my collaboration skills. I chose Resources because I saw opportunity in not just helping the non-profit organization distribute food but develop skills that can benefit me when collaborating with different organizations. 

The internship gave me a sense of life enrichment. Professional skills are very important to carry, but I would argue that we also need community service skills. I feel satisfied in knowing I am making a difference with other volunteers, and I plan to incorporate any form of community service throughout my professional life.

What did you find most challenging about your internship? 

Balancing full-time work, full-time school, and an internship can be stressful. Organizing my time accordingly to make sure everything was completed was sometimes tricky. The most important thing I learned was to communicate the challenges that were present with my internship supervisor, my department manager, and school advisors. By doing so, I realize that sometimes random obstacles will appear, and we need a help overcoming them.