JKCP was much more than a mere internship: it was a precious and unique opportunity that allowed me to experience the diversity of the world and network with students from various countries. Don’t get me wrong, I am not downgrading the quality of the internship that one experiences at JKCP; in fact, the people that I met at the office throughout my internship were truly amazing and the skills that I developed from being there were essential for any fresh businessperson.
That being said, the core of the JKCP experience lies within what you do with other students and the staff members that you live with each and every day. The connections that I made from JKCP were as valuable as any of the ones that I’ve been building throughout my entire life. In just three weeks, I was able to form meaningful relationships with students who came to Philly from more than ten different countries.
The most important thing that I learned from this experience was the importance of relationships and connections. At the end of the program, when one of my close friends was heading back home to London, he told me to keep in touch and visit London as soon as I could. Although this may sound like a soulless greeting that anyone can make, I thought it was the fruit of what JKCP strives to accomplish.