Make It: You started out as an intern for Paul Mueller, and now you’ve been there for over a year. What skills did you develop as a result of your experience?
Hanna Perez: Excel. I’ve learned that it’s a magic tool. Being in a business atmosphere, GO CAPS does give you a basic understanding of what to expect, but it’s hard to wrap your head around it until you’re actually in the atmosphere. Learning how to talk to adults besides your parents, learning how to talk to people in upper management, being able to actually casually talk to them but still sound respectful, being able to carry yourself around the office, making sure you’re able to [follow a] proper dress code.
Make It: Do you think it's beneficial to have something like GO CAPS as a way to prepare for being in a workplace?
HP: Yes. I am beyond happy that I did it. My little brother, he wants to go into the medical field, and I told him: “Do GO CAPS! It will give you a whole better understanding of what to expect and how to get a head start.” GO CAPS changed my life. I would not have the internship I have today; I would not have this experience.