Lunch in the park, a stroll along the river, a fancy coffee at an outdoor café – the typical lunch break at Quicken Loans in Detroit. Wait, what?
While the scene I set sounds like the perfect afternoon in Paris rather than Detroit, in reality, the city is becoming the newest destination for the young and trendy. Now, I shop at Urban Outfitters and enjoy a little art now and then, and I love Detroit. I went to college here, I work in the city, and I hope to soon live here.
I originally chose to attend Wayne State University because of its proximity to my house, but soon learned that WSU had a lot more to offer than a convenient location. It exposed me to so much that I had never experienced growing up in suburban Macomb County. Flash forward six years, I am fresh out of graduate school, wide-eyed and ready to take on the world. However, with my newfound love for the city and all the hidden gems it has to offer, I didn’t want to head too far off to make my mark on the world.
When I heard that there was an opening at Quicken Loans, a company that I knew had a strong reputation for helping to revitalize the city I’m so invested in, I jumped at the chance for an internship!
So here I am, two-and-half months into my public relations internship with Quicken Loans, and a major part of what I do is explore everything happening in Detroit. One of the coolest things I get to do is help with Destination 313, Quicken Loans’ radio show with WJR’s Paul W. Smith, where I get to meet Detroit movers and shakers – how perfect is that?
I always look forward to checking out new restaurants and bars, attending events, and catching a Tigers game after work and on the weekend, so I can’t wait to move here. Detroit is working to regain its title of “the Paris of the Midwest,” and by working at Quicken Loans I have the amazing opportunity to see the transformation firsthand.