Emily (Indie) Foreman, 2005 marketing grad

Wed, 2012-01-25 11:25 -- univcomm

While a student at AU, I completed internships at both non-profit and for-profit companies as I was interested in both and wanted to figure out which one would be a better fit for me. InvisionAU assisted me with my for-profit internship and while I enjoyed my time at that particular company I quickly learned that working for a cause is what motivated me. I completed my non-profit internship at the Make-A-Wish Foundation and was hired on relatively soon after I graduated from AU. I didn't realize coming into this profession how much it would change my perspective on so many things. We serve families from all different socio-economic backgrounds and lifestyles. Listening to the personal stories wish parents share with me each day, provides the extra motivation to continue granting wishes to such deserving children who have endured so much. A wish provides children and their families with hope, strength, and joy during the many trails they face daily.

Dr. Fox, in particular, was always willing to meet and talk with me about my goals and aspirations. He helped keep me focused on my ultimate desires in life. I took the internship programs very seriously and that is what ultimately landed me my position. I couldn't be happier and love what I do. I grant wishes for a living! I have been working for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana-Indiana Region as a Senior Wish Program Manager for over 5 years now. [Photo: Emily with husband Andrew, a 2004 AU graduate.]

- Emily (Indie) Foreman, 2005 graduate, Senior Wish Program Manager, Make-a-Wish Foundation