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TICF intern journey
nnenna nchege

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My name is Nnenna Nchege, I am a rising sophomore at Spelman College where I study Economics with a Management & Organization Minor.

Spelman College, the nation’s oldest institution of higher education for Black women, is dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical, and leadership development of its students. Spelman empowers the whole person to engage the many cultures of the world and inspires a commitment to positive social change.

On-campus I am involved in organizations like Spelman Student Government Association, Spelman Protégé (a professional development program), and Utopia Atlanta (a community service program). I am passionate about serving my community and developing as a leader during my time at Spelman.

This small yet still diverse environment allows me to engage in various opportunities that empower me to see the world through a global lens and expand my knowledge of language and culture all the while allowing me to venture in many different industries.

I believe a career in Economics will allow me to continue exploring my passions and interests, a couple of which are fashion business and journalism. Upon graduation, I have plans on attaining an M.B.A. from another esteemed institution.  The Chinese culture is one that I have studied for seven years and I hope to become fluent one day.

This past May concluded my first year at Spelman, I am excited for my first internship (and real job) to be at Toyota Industries Commercial Finance. While my goals were to gain experience in my desired field, TICF has broadened my horizon for new interests and industries. Learning about the history of Toyota gave me a new perspective for the company. Understanding the foundation of the company became an evident justification for the welcoming environment and the continuous push for greatness. It reminded me of the core values of Spelman thus, I knew there was a place for me at TICF.