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Each year in the U.S., the competition for entry-level jobs gets tougher and tougher, and it can be a struggle for fresh college graduates to set themselves apart and get their proverbial feet in the door. Fortunately, many companies offer opportunities to help overcome this hurdle in the form of internships. And Gas South is proud to be one of those companies. 

Through paid internships that help build real-world working skills, we’re helping shape the future of America’s workforce. And in return, we’re enlivened and inspired each day with the hard work, creativity and enthusiasm our interns bring to the table.  

In this week’s blog, in honor of everything interns contribute each year, we’re spotlighting a few of our own on National Intern Day. 

Alaina P.

Alaina M.P.

Course of Study: Business Administration  
School: Georgia State University  
Intern Title/Department: HR Intern  

Hi, Alaina. How long have you been an intern here and what made you choose Gas South? 

I’ve been an intern for a little over two months. I began my internship on May 16, 2022. When searching for an internship, I had two goals in mind:  gain experience in the Human Resources field and work for a company that cares about their employees. After researching dozens of internship listings, I found Gas South, which checked all my boxes. 

How would you rate your experience here so far? Would you recommend an internship here to friends? 

I would rate my experience as five out of five stars. The employees at Gas South are so welcoming and were available any time I had a question or needed additional help. I would recommend this internship to my friends and college classmates. It’s a great opportunity to network, build your resume and gain job experience in a corporate setting.  

What have you taken away from the experience? What’s been the best part? What skills have you picked up? What sort of challenges have you faced? Has Gas South better prepared you for the job market? 

I’ve learned so much in my short time at Gas South. However, there are two things that stand out the most to me. First, its learning how the different departments work together to maintain the overall operation of the company. Second, I learned how to communicate in a professional and effective way. Communicating with your friends and peers in school is different than communicating with your manager or the CEO of a company. I’m glad I was able to learn new communication skills that I can carry with me. I also enjoyed the volunteerism aspect of the internship. I feel prepared and less afraid as I anticipate my entry into the job market. 

What are your future professional plans? 

My plan is to begin my career in one of the many functions of HR, where I can continue to grow and develop as a professional.  

What do you do for fun when you’re not studying or working for Gas South? Interesting talents? Hobbies? Pets? 

I enjoy reading novels, traveling, outdoor activities, going to the movies and spending time with my family and friends.  

Jake P.

Course of Study: Economics and Business Administration 
School: University of Florida 
Intern Title/Department: SRM Analyst Intern 

How long have you been an intern here and what made you choose Gas South? 

I’ve been an intern with Gas South for just over two months. Prior to the start of my internship, I was fortunate enough to tour the Atlanta office during an excursion hosted by my college’s Beyond120 program. Of all the organizations I visited on this trip, I was most impressed with Gas South. The company’s mission statement and commitment to giving back and the great office culture and welcoming employees were the primary reasons I chose to pursue an internship here. Following a mock interview during my tour, I was given the chance to interview for an internship position. I jumped at the opportunity and was fortunate enough to be chosen to join the team.  

How would you rate your experience here so far? Would you recommend an internship here to friends? 

I’d certainly recommend an internship with Gas South to friends—and already have. This experience has been amazing so far. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my projects and getting to know my fellow employees. I’ve  learned and grown a great deal during my short time with Gas South, and I’m so grateful to have had this opportunity. 

What have you taken away from the experience? What’s been the best part? What skills have you picked up? What sort of challenges have you faced? Has Gas South better prepared you for the job market? 

Prior to this internship, I had little knowledge of what it’s like to work within a company. The transition from schooling to work is a major step, and I felt a bit unprepared to leave the comfort of a classroom and venture into the business world. However, I now feel that I have a strong foundation to make career decisions, rather than a speculative one. From my work, I’ve learned a lot about myself, the natural gas industry and how a large company operates. Additionally, this internship has allowed me to polish some of my previous skills (Excel, Python, professionalism, time management) and learn new ones (how to be a good team member, how to navigate salesforce, Power BI). My favorite part of this internship has been working with my team. Those who I see daily are very intelligent individuals and have been kind and welcoming during my time at Gas South. 

What are your future professional plans? 

At this point, I don’t have any set-in-stone professional plans. However, I do know that in the short term I want to work with a company that allows me to continue to learn and grow. In the long term, I hope to take the experiences, knowledge and capital that I have gained and start my own business.  

What do you do for fun when you’re not studying or working for Gas South? Interesting talents? Hobbies? Pets? 

For fun, I like to do anything that involves nature or music. Some of the things I love to do include rock climbing, kayaking, playing piano, longboarding, making beats, reading in a hammock, going to concerts, playing with my cat, hanging out with friends and cooking. Lately, things that let me get out of my comfort zone have been the most fun.   

Mia M.

Course of Study: Information Technology with a concentration in Cybersecurity 
School: Georgia Southern University   
Intern Title/Department: IT Helpdesk Intern in ITPMO 

How long have you been an intern here and what made you choose Gas South?  

I’ve been an Intern at Gas South since May 16. Before applying to Gas South, I knew very little about the company. I was aware that Infinite Energy Arena, where I attended a concert for one of my favorite artists, suddenly became Gas South District. With that information in mind and the nature and role of this internship position, I thought this experience would be a great opportunity to learn more about what I’ve studied thus far in school.  

How would you rate your experience here so far? Would you recommend an internship here to friends?  

This has been my very first experience as an intern. I’d have to say it has been a great one with a 10 out of 10 rating. I’d recommend Gas South to friends and colleagues.  

What have you taken away from the experience? What’s been the best part? What skills have you picked up? What sort of challenges have you faced? Has Gas South better prepared you for the job market? 

The overall experience of the intern program has been great. I love how each internship is tailored to personal and career development goals for all of us. It’s given me valuable insight into discovering where and who I want to be in my professional career. Of all the training sessions we’ve had, Emotional Intelligence was my favorite. I’ve been on my own path of personal development for some time now and these additional resources to help has been the best part of my experience. I’ve applied these same resources in working through challenges relevant to my job duties. I can communicate better and gauge when I don’t feel comfortable in challenging situations.  

What are your future professional plans? 

As I begin my career in IT, I’d like to work in a help desk or tech support role to learn more about the software, hardware and troubleshooting methodologies. Once I feel comfortable in that position, I would like to continue in Cybersecurity or Network Administration.  

What do you do for fun when you’re not studying or working for Gas South? Interesting talents? Hobbies? Pets? 

I like to do outside activities most of the time. I enjoy hiking, and I’m now getting into gardening. I also enjoy yoga and meditation or just going for long drives admiring the sky and clouds and surrounding trees. It’s just aesthetically pleasing being outside.  

As a company that strives to “Be A Fuel For Good,” we feel it’s important to pay interns a competitive wage and provide them with new skills and real-world work experience—and we want them feel like part of the Gas South family. If you or someone you know is looking for a rewarding internship with Georgia’s highest-rated natural gas provider, check out our careers page for the latest opportunities we may have posted. 

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