Working at Brevard Achievement Center (BAC) has truly been an educational experience for me on both a personal and professional level. I was able to learn about marketing as a whole and about the different disabilities that people may have. Because of BAC, I was able to strengthen my resume in a number of areas. From social media, to developing a brand guide, writing articles, and even working in finance, I have learned so much; much more than I would’ve learned interning somewhere else.
One thing that I never realized was that, even if you have a disability, that doesn’t mean you have to rely on someone else. Seeing programs like the Industry Readiness Training (IRT) program and Supported Living really opened my eyes to the difference that BAC is making. With getting on the job experience and learning how to live on their own, these programs have opened up my eyes and showed me that people with disabilities are able to achieve much more than some people might believe. Knowing the difference that BAC is making and to have been able to be a part of it makes me thankful to have worked here.
The experience I have gained from BAC is astounding. To have been able to be in charge of Instagram and developing a brand guide was unbelievable. I never thought that I would be trusted with such big projects. Our event, and one of my biggest projects, Takin’ It to the Streets, was an incredible undertaking but incredibly rewarding. After hearing the participants say how much they loved the event and how much they learned from it was an extraordinary feeling. I knew that all of the hard work that went into this event was worth it.
My time at BAC is one I will never forget. I’ve had great mentors who have taught me so much and experiences that I will always carry with me. I’ve been told I will be missed but I’m not sure everyone knows how much I will miss them and BAC.