Intern has many reasons to be thankful

candlesCan you believe Thanksgiving has come and gone?

It seems like I interviewed for my internship with Milliner & Associates (M&A) just a few weeks ago; the time has passed quickly for me.

As the Fall season winds down, this is a great opportunity to contemplate all the things for which we can be thankful.

Here at M&A, we started celebrating Thanksgiving a week before the holiday. On November 19, our team had a pitch in, where everyone shared their homemade goods to show appreciation for each other. In order for our associates to spend a little extra time with family and enjoy the holiday, our office worked a half day on Nov. 25 and was closed the rest of the week. What a great opportunity for a family get-together!

It feels like Thanksgiving, in a way, the moment I walk in the office at 8:25 a.m. each morning at M&A. Our company has established a culture that embraces sharing, caring, giving back to the community and appreciating every single employee and partner. Because we are a family-owned firm, our founder Rich Milliner has ingrained the value of family traditions in our company. The most common feedback we get from our employees and clients is that our team is relationship driven, which allows us to establish and maintain long-lasting and valued connections.

Working at M&A has helped me understand the importance of finding the right fit for yourself in an employer. This is what our recruiting managers and recruiting assistant work hard to achieve every day. They are not trying to fill the job; they are working on finding the best match.

I have so many things for which to be thankful! I have started my career before completing my degree, and I have gained experience from working at a great firm. Also, I am grateful for my friends and family who have supported me along the way.

Now it’s time to celebrate, appreciate and gain strength to push through the rest of my senior year.

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving everyone!

Firdas Abamislimova

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