RunSwitch extends a big welcome to another summer intern, Jordan Shellhaas. Learn more about Jordan below.
Name: Jordan Shellhaas
Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
College/Year/Major: Recent graduate of University of Kentucky, 2017, Integrated Strategic Communication
What part of your internship are you most excited about?
In this field, networking is a necessity, and luckily my favorite thing to do is meet new people. I would have to say that I am most excited to get to meet and work with so many new people over the next few months.
What drew you to intern at RunSwitch?
Transitioning from college to the real world is something you cannot learn in school, it is something you have to figure out on your own. I have always been told that you have to follow your gut feeling when it comes to choosing a place to work, but never knew really understood what it meant. During my interview at RunSwitch I felt at ease and truly understood what it means when people say you will know when you find the right fit for you.
What is one skill you hope to get better at during your internship?
One skill I hope to get better at during my time at RunSwitch is gaining a better global perspective. It is very important to understand that not all people think the same way. While working for RunSwitch I hope to gain a better appreciation for the fact that behavior, cultural symbols, tastes and more change everywhere you go.
Favorite Louisville restaurant: Yang Kee Noodle
Favorite summer activity: Laying out by the pool
Current Netflix binge: Shameless
Dream travel destination: I have traveled to China, Japan and Australia so next on the bucket list is Greece.
Three things you would want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island: An iPod with never ending battery life, my pillow because I cannot sleep without it and a margarita mixer with an endless supply of ingredients to make them.
Go-to karaoke song: Wannabe by Spice Girls, it’s a classic and my favorite song to belt.
Last really great book you read: The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks, typical I know.
One thing you’ve waited in line the longest for: Mount Everest at Disney World or Auntie Anne’s pretzels, both are worth the wait no matter how long.