One of the interns that I actually have the opportunity to work beside is Jahquan Mcitosh. He describes himself as an “old soul” who has gone through many life experiences with his young age. Originally from Baltimore, Jahquan says this area changed his life for the better. A big thanks to him for the interview!
Q. What is your name? Where did you attend college and what is your major?
A. My name is Jahquan Mcitosh and I am doing an internship at the Chamber through a care program that I am part of.
Q. What do you like to do in your spare time? (other interesting facts)
A. Basketball! I love to play for fun in his spare time, but I am not part of an official team. Another love of mine is my son who is 10 months old!
Jahquan and I bonded over this conversation because we are both fans of the sport.
Q. Do you have another job? Are you involved in any other organizations?
A. I have a side business for landscaping, which is doing very well! Before working for the Chamber I also held an office job.
Q. What brought you to the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce?
A. The ResCare program that I’m part of gave me the opportunity to come work for the Chamber. During my time at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce I hope to make good connections.
Q. What does a typical day look like for you at the Chamber?
A. My entire day at the Chamber consists of computer work, which I actually enjoy. I will also work hand in hand with Chamber staff member, Ahmad. Some of the tasks I complete on the computer consist of editing pictures and revising drafts.
Q. One word to describe your experience?
P.S. This is the second intern who thought this way!
Q. What are your goals after graduation?
A. I would consider myself very motivated! I actually have a list of both short-term and long-term goals I would like to complete for myself. In the short run, I would like to join the Air Force. Joining the Air Force will open a wide variety of opportunities for myself. After coming home from service, I would like to attend culinary school in hopes of one day owning my own food business franchise.
Q. Any tips for others who might be thinking about the internship?
A: I encourage anyone who is interested in working with the Chamber to try it out.
One great quote that Jahquan lives by and advises readers is,
“If you like the situation, always keep in mind the negatives, but look forward to the positives.”