Perhaps what I love most about Under Armour is how clear the company’s culture is. Under Armour is exciting, innovative, and always on the move. There’s never a dull moment when it comes to this brand, and the employees and athletes chosen to represent the company prove that.
But I can recognize that these very elements that make Under Armour so great are also the same elements that make Under Armour a challenging and fast-paced company to work for. This is exactly why Under Armour is searching for the ULTIMATE intern.
Ultimate isn’t just keeping up… it’s staying ahead.
Ultimate is doing it ALL.
And that is exactly what I am capable of.
As frustrating as it’s been watching post after post go up from my competition while I’m constantly on the run, I love every second of my hectic life. I believe in being “humble and hungry,” but since this is a competition, I’m going to come right out and say it:
I’m proud of the fact that I am successful at anything I commit myself to.
So, let’s play catch-up! Here’s the last week of my life in a few snapshots:
Currently, I’m posted up in Northwestern’s Main Library. Because we’re on the quarter system, our academic schedules are FAST-paced here. Although I just finished a string of midterms last week, I already have four final exams next week. Gotta put in the lib time to keep up my Academic All-Big Ten Scholar status, but of course I’m still reppin’ SuperCam and Under Armour:
As I mentioned earlier, I spent the last weekend at Notre Dame University competing in the NCAA Midwest Conference Championships. I came away from it a CONFERENCE CHAMPION in my squad event, and a silver medalist in the Women’s Foil Individual event! All in a weekend’s work :)
In addition, as I mentioned in one of my very first posts, giving back and volunteering is a HUGE priority for me. Every week, I volunteer at a fencing clinic hosted by Northwestern University. Kids from all around the community come to our gym, and we teach them the basics of fencing. Seeing such genuine excitement about sports is a weekly inspiration and reminds me why I work as hard as I do.
Finally, supporting my community is so important, so I also found a little time to take part in a fun new Northwestern tradition: the Student Athlete Advisory Committee’s Second Annual Northwestern Student-Athlete Talent Show! Some teammates and I did a dance to the Wildcat song from High school musical!
There are those who say I put too much on my plate.
Between my studies, sports, volunteering, and engaging in my community,
I’m “spreading myself too thin.”
that I work too much,
don’t sleep enough,
and am too ambitious.
(Is there even such a thing?)
Here’s what I have to say to that:
It’s not “spreading yourself too thin” if you excel in everything you do.
If it is important to you, you’ll find a way.
If not, you’ll find an excuse.
This is the type of person that needs to be working for a company as fast-paced, ambitious, and innovative as Under Armour.
I will: do it all.
Because I am: the ULTIMATE.