t the beginning of 2009, the National Guard notified my unit that we would be deployed to Iraq later in the fall. I was okay with going overseas, but I had no idea how much I would miss the city. When I left my apartment I was devastated. I had grown to love my view of the city and felt so sad thinking about being gone for a year.
My experience during my Quicken Loans internship will serve as an example for the rest of my life of what family means.
Here, when an email is sent out site-wide asking for help with something, there’s always a timely response. We don’t have the attitude that “someone else will handle it,” or “it’s not my job to do that.”
I’d like to especially thank the leaders who took the time to show me how to do everything their team does and even take that extra time to explain the little details to me.
Usually geeks like me don’t bother too much with company culture. On the contrary, that’s one of the best parts of QL!
For me, this internship is more than just a great experience of working, playing, and enjoying the city of Detroit; it’s about developing skills, morals and principles that I am going to have and use for the rest of my life.
I am in my seventh week here and have learned a lot already. I can’t believe all the man power that goes into this establishment to make Quicken Loans an amazing place to work.
I have really enjoyed getting to experience the culture that Quicken Loans has developed across all teams within the company. It is truly one of a kind.
I think it’s so important to not only be socially and physically aware of our surroundings and situations, but also of global issues in the world. These two ISMs remind me that I need to engage in the world I’m living in by always having my eyes open and my ears perked up.
The way it works is that there are challenges every week and the goal is to complete as many as possible to earn points. Those interns with the most points at the end of the week earn prizes! Pretty cool, huh?