As a sophomore in college, I began my journey with Young Entrepreneurs Across America as a branch manager. I was given the opportunity to run my own business for my first real-life work experience where the “buck” stopped with me. I love this company because of the experience it provides to college students, the growth opportunity, and the Work Hard, Play Hard culture. The set of skills that branch managers are able to take away is something that is unique to this internship with YEAA. The program taught me things both as a manager and mentor that cannot be learned in a classroom without getting out and gaining real-world experience. Having the opportunity to work with driven college students and seeing them being successful is one of the most awarding experiences I could ever have. I am looking forward to continuing my role as the general manager of the Ohio/Kentucky Division and helping other college students attain the same success I’ve had.