No matter where someone's journey begins, there’s a path for everyone at Sam’s Club. Just ask Brenda Sanchez, who was part of our inaugural high school internship program last summer.
When Brenda heard about the program, she was immediately intrigued. She was looking for her first job and found the idea that a Sam’s Club internship could open opportunities for a career in the future very exciting.
“It was kind of nerve-wracking at first for me because it was my first-ever job. But immediately other associates, interns and managers made me feel comfortable,” said Brenda. “I knew that if I had a question about anything, I could come to them for guidance and support.”
The 10-week high school internship program provided Brenda and other high school juniors and seniors with opportunities to develop hard and soft skills. Through a series of dedicated rotations, interns were introduced to enterprise concepts such as the retail business model, fresh food production and merchandising. The program also focused on developing basic life skills, like financial literacy, as well as valuable skill sets like service to others, resilience and knowing how to support your mental and emotional well-being. The program had over 300 interns last summer, including Brenda, and is expected to have 500 enrolled by the end of summer 2023.