Written by: Michelle Jones, michelleemilyy on Instagram
It’s pretty crazy how the cookie crumbles and one friendship leads to another, which is how my internship with TSF sparked. Throughout my undergraduate and graduate studies, I obtained my cosmetology license and used that skill to work and pay my tuition. In the recent years, I began to take more and more interest in the fitness industry and also obtained my group fitness certification. In April of 2018 a friend of mine was competing in an NPC Bodybuilding Competition and needed a hair stylist last minute, and I agreed to be there and help. At the competition is where I met Emily, TSF Office Manager, and we clicked immediately and proceeded to follow each other on social media. Come this summer I was on track to take my last two graduate classes and complete the program, and the one thing I was lacking on my resume was an internship. Emily posted on her story in May that TSF was looking for an intern, and I responded right away that I was interested. I had nothing to lose, I had no internships lined up for summer, and I had a passion for the fitness and competition industry, so I went for it. After speaking with Alexa, I scheduled the interview on my birthday and it was the best birthday gift I could have asked for. I was now part of a team that empowered other women to work hard and never quit on their goals. Another reason I knew this was the internship for me, was because we were a small team, and my voice was going to be heard. I learned so much from Alexa and Emily not only on the customer service and marketing side but about myself and what type of environment I want to pursue in my future. My time with TSF was nothing short of the best internship I could have asked for.