Coming to us from TIP (The Internship Program) and the LA Promise Fund, Sarah Cho is a junior at John Marshall High School by day and a rockstar Omaze Made intern by other-times-in-the-day. Read all about her below.
How has your high school experience been so far?
A lot of people say it’s supposed to be the best 4 years of your life, but for me it’s really been a mediocre 4 years because of all the hard classes I’m taking.
Tell us a little bit about TIP and the LA Promise Fund. How did you get involved?
My AP Chemistry teacher put a bunch of flyers on his desk and encouraged us to check them out. I saw that the LA Promise Fund was recruiting students in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Any students that were willing to apply had to go through a very long application process. I wanted to get involved because I knew it would be a great learning experience and an opportunity to do something this summer. It was definitely worth it. Surprisingly I got chosen, and was 1 out of 45 students who got paired with an internship.
Where do you want to go to college?
I’m interested in the UCs because my sister graduated from one.
What do you do for fun?
I’m on my school’s golf team. I’m not very good, but my parents also play, so it’s a way for us to bond. I also play piano, and have been playing for 12 years. That’s my favorite hobby.
Are you a dog or cat person?
I like both but I’m allergic to cats, so I’ll go with dogs.
What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?
What’s your favorite food?
Korean food, definitely! My mom’s Korean food.
What have you learned most from this internship?
This has been my first internship and working experience. The number one thing I’ve learned is to not be lazy and to always take on any challenge or task.
What has been your favorite thing about interning at Omaze this summer?
I’d have to say meeting a wide variety of people. Everyone is older than me, so I have a lot to learn from them.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
With an internship or full time job. I want to try a few different fields before I settle. I also see myself living with my closest friends in an apartment in LA.
What advice do you live by?
My mom always tells me to have a positive attitude with any situation and those are words I live by.
What advice would you give to future high school interns who are curious about the LA Promise Fund and applying for an internship while in high school?
Just do it! It’s a great experience, and anyone should apply.