In addition to her time spent curating social media content, she also works in the school’s main office to greet and assist students and parents. Makya says her experiences working in the office have helped her develop interpersonal communication skills that she didn’t have before.
“I was held responsible for ensuring students and families received the right information, as well as a warm welcome. This was something I lacked as I did not like to speak to others,” Makya said. She recalled a particularly impactful experience when a parent who was frustrated with paperwork walked into the office.
“The moment I greeted them with a smile and a ‘How are you?’, the energy changed. It allowed us to get the documents handled and trust was established. All of it was because of my interpersonal communication—something I will need if I want to own my own business one day,” Makya said.
Makya was honored with the position of Rowe-Clark brand ambassador because of her service in the office and on social media. With her internship and this new role, she’s continuing to improve her interpersonal communication skills even more and getting the chance to network with Noble staff, students, and families.
“This opportunity is something I will cherish for a lifetime,” Makya said.