For the past few summers, I have done my fair share of dirty work here at Luckett & Farley. I’ve filed more folders, scanned more documents, and can tell you the hire dates of most the employees that have come through here in the past ten years. You can say that I wear a few different hats at Luckett & Farley--I dabble in Admin and have a desk in Human Resources, but call the Marketing Department home. I can’t tell you how many times a week I get the “You’re everywhere!” comment from passing by employees. But, the bouncing around from one place to the next, doing sprints up the stairs, and the mail deliveries throughout the summers have had their perks (other than getting in my cardio for the day!).

I can say “we” and confidently feel like I’m a contributing factor to the business, even as an intern.

The biggest upside about being an intern for Luckett & Farley is that the professionals you get to work with who, in little to no time, feel like friends. At Luckett & Farley, your boss is more than someone giving commands and instructions--they’re a mentor who wants to see you succeed and has all the advice you need to see that you get there. They include you in important meetings, take you to cutting-edge seminars, and teach you all the tricks that have landed them a top-spot at an award-winning company. Even in the departments that you’re not working on, employees want to get to know you and don’t shy away from asking, "Hey! Are you new?”

Just last week, I was filling in for our receptionist when a woman who was waiting to meet with one of our Interior Designers commented on the atmosphere of the company. “It seems like you guys have a lot of fun here,” she told me. It was the perfect time to brag about how much I love the experience I’ve been given at Luckett & Farley and about the people here. “We do!” I responded.

Lauren with Tyler Sall, Billy Seng: Luckett & Farley Summer Interns
Lauren with Tyler Sall, Billy Seng: Luckett & Farley Summer Interns


That’s the other great part about interning at Luckett & Farley--I can say “we” and confidently feel like I’m a contributing factor to the business, even as an intern.  Every morning there is something new to work on and new people to work with. One minute I’m sending emails to fellow interns, the next I’m receiving emails from the CEO or Associates- there is no ladder at Luckett & Farley.

The bottom line is this:  when it comes to the mentoring and atmosphere at Luckett & Farley, this is as ideal as it gets. Being spoiled with this kind of responsibility and environment as an intern is incredible and has completely shaped my vision of what I want my office life to be like, when I become a professional. The knowledge I've gained from the employees in the company has given me a 100% advantage as a college student. And, compared to some similar internships my friends have, I’m blown away with the amount of trust and faith the company has its interns--they give us responsibilities and tasks that effect not only us or our departments, but the success of the company as a whole. It does sound daunting, but with the best of the best sitting a desk away, it’s almost impossible to go wrong.

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