From merchandising on Coca-Cola trucks, testing product in the lab and even carrying the Olympic torch... to volunteering with the Special Olympics, United Way and Boys and Girls Club... to traveling in Washington DC, New Orleans for Essence Music Festival and Georgia for NASCAR... to meeting a few celebrities and Olympians here and there... Wow, our intern group experienced it all!
Here are a few highlights from past and current interns at The Coca-Cola Company:
Rachel Smith: It was wonderful learning about and preserving the Company's 126-year-old history! My visit to the Odwalla facility in California especially helped me tell the story of this brand.
Samantha Witthuhn: Every week you'll find something new and fun for employees at Coca-Cola. From Olympic activations, games and beat-bumping music in the courtyard to semi-trucks doubling as dance clubs in the parking lot to carolers singing through the holiday season, each day was a surprise that helped jazz up the workday.
Jake Wolter: My favorite moments were volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club with the other Coke interns. We played with the kids all day and had a barbecue, not a bad day at work.
Nader Khatib: During my time working in International Government Relations at The Coca-Cola Company I learned the value of corporate citizenship and maintaining stakeholder relationships, however my number one take away from the experience was all the wonderful, talented, unique people I met. Traveling to Washington, DC with the team was also an added bonus!
Jordan Pitts: One of the best features about interning at The Coca-Cola Company is the sincere dedication to a transparent experience, which further prepares the interns for the business world. Not only did I learn a wealth of information about the human resources field, but also as an intern, I had the unique opportunity to meet with company leaders in various departments, attend annual earnings meetings, and take excursions to learn more about the beverage industry.
My personal experience: Working with Coca-Cola’s many incredible non-profit partners such as the Special Olympics, The Ryan Seacrest Foundation, Boys and Girls Club, United Way and Red Cross will always be something I cherish! Meeting Rocky, the Company’s oldest employee EVER, while in New Jersey was my favorite moment – I will always keep his words of wisdom close to my heart.Katelyn Carey is a Marketing Coordinator for the EKOCYCLE team at The Coca-Cola Company.