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9 Quotes About Leadership from Richard Branson

9 Quotes About Leadership from Richard Branson

Let’s face it, having limitless resources would be amazing. But so would inspiring and creating real, sustainable change in our world. Luckily, there are people in this world who do both. Richard Branson was a high school drop-out with dyslexia and now is one of the most influential people in the world. Take a look at what this billionaire entrepreneur thinks about leadership and relationships. Then, go change the world too! “A good leader doesn’t get stuck behind a desk.” -Richard Branson “From my very first day as an entrepreneur, I’ve felt the only mission worth pursuing in business is to make people’s lives better. -Richard Branson “When I was a kid, I had a tendency to criticize. But when I did, my mum would whisk me off to the bathroom to stand in front of a mirror. Ten minutes, never less. To […]

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5 Things You’ll Learn as a Swift Kick Intern

5 Things You’ll Learn as a Swift Kick Intern

Being a Swift Kick intern is so much more than any ol’ internship. You won’t be getting anyone coffee. (But if you did, Sabina and Melissa would love you more.) You will learn five (or more) important lessons here. Confidence in your abilities Swift Kick is a small team. That means that all the work you do  is vital. We NEED you here. While that may seem scary at first, you’ll learn that you can rock star anything. You’ll go from “I don’t know how to do that…” to “Psh, I got this, someway somehow.” Balancing work and fun We have a lot of fun. Seriously, check our quotes board. But we also get ish done. You’ll learn how to make serious progress without forcing your team to be stuffy and boring. It’s a delicate balance that will benefit you for […]

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The Intern Who Eats Her Pizza Crust First – Meet Dee!

The Intern Who Eats Her Pizza Crust First – Meet Dee!

New intern? Check. Every six months, Swift Kick welcomes an intern or two into the exclusive family. The new year will start in style as we welcome Dee Dube to the family! We can’t wait to get to know her at our retreat in January. Meet Dee: A junior at Southern New Hampshire University, we met her at an NCSL conference. While studying English Language and Literature, Dee loves being involved on campus.  Here are three positions she holds now: Diversity Agent at Office of Diversity Programs Student Worker at Women’s Center VP of Student Government Because she’s so cool, hence why we chose her, here are 3 fun facts about Dee, from Dee: I’m really bad at tying my shoes. Like awful. I took a 26-hour roundtrip bus trip all by myself to Maryland the summer between my Freshman and Sophomore year […]

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Little Letters – Jake’s Internship Farewell

Little Letters – Jake’s Internship Farewell

Dear Swift Kick Team, It feels only appropriate that my final reflection would come in the form of some little letters. To think, applying for this internship was a only a few months out of the year. It feels like this experience has stretched so much longer than just Quarter 3 and Quarter 4. Thank you for making me feel like an important member of this company and this family. I’ve learned so much from each of you and in typical Wizard of Oz fashion, I’m going to tell each of you why you’re so important to me. The team as a whole is a real life demonstration of what support and “Raising the Tide” looks like in action. I’ll never forget my Swift Kick company morals, partly because it’s in a little packet! Wherever life takes me, I know […]

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Morals and Values

Morals and Values

In light of recent events, I don’t want to talk politics. I don’t want to talk about rights and laws. What I want to challenge everyone who reads this blog, is to think about values. What Drives You At Swift Kick, we have values that hold our team members accountable. These values define the purpose of our company. We all as individuals have our own morals and values that intrinsically push us to be the people we are today. These morals can be based on your parents, your upbringing, or maybe your friends. In the best case scenarios, your values align with those in your environment. They are supported, encouraged, and sometimes even challenged. Your morals act as the foundation to the person you are. Consistency In our ever-changing society, it helps to have something that tethers us to something […]

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Do New Yorkers Smile at Strangers?

Do New Yorkers Smile at Strangers?

On July 15th I was incredibly nervous. Why, do you ask? Because I was walking the streets of New York City trying to find my way to meet one of my new co-workers, Jake. While walking six blocks on my own, I decided to be my normal self by smiling and waving to random people. Let me tell you about the looks I received. In the six blocks I walked, I received one half awkward smile from a gentleman sitting on the ground. That was it. Not one other person smiled or waved; all they did was glare. I felt so weird! Back in my home town, if you walk down the street and wave at someone, they usually wave back. After meeting with Jake, we introduced ourselves to one-another and talked the whole way to the office. Because of […]

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Time flies when you are having fun! – Dakota’s Internship Reflection

Time flies when you are having fun! – Dakota’s Internship Reflection

So, I really did not want to write this post because I knew as soon as I sat down and wrote my internship reflection it would be almost time for me to leave the Swift Kick team. However, I want the two new interns to have just as awesome an experience as I did, so I guess it is time for me to write this and head out the door. Now where do I begin? Being an intern for Swift Kick has taught me so many different wonderful things, from becoming tech savvy to writing in a catchy manner working for Swift Kick. It has been a wonderful experience. Even though I was an “virtual” intern, there was never a point that I did not feel a part of the team, which is something I feel only an organization like Swift […]

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It’s Time To Go – Nicole’s Internship Wrap Up

It’s Time To Go – Nicole’s Internship Wrap Up

Where do I even start? In no way did I ever imagine this internship turning out the way it did. I have no clue what I will end up doing for my career, but this internship was an amazing choice. Not only did it allow me to take a peek at the student affairs professional’s life, but showed me how anything is possible. How does a company of 5 people run all these different groups (SAC, SK, DFT, Free Hugs Day, RAK… the list goes on)? Even I don’t know the answer to that. Well, turns out, it was an amazing internship. That crazy lady sitting next to me turned into a new best friend and the weird guy that popped in and out of the office became a glorious mentor. Unlike typical internships, Swift Kick makes sure that you […]

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A Bar-tender and Theater Lover – Meet Our New Interns, Matt and Nicole

A Bar-tender and Theater Lover – Meet Our New Interns, Matt and Nicole

The Swift Kick team is very excited to welcome its two newest interns, Matt Selba and Nicole Wood! Here is a little bit about them to introduce them to the whole community. Matt is a senior at the University of Delaware majoring in statistics. He is crazy involved on and off campus through his school’s Blue Hen Leadership Program, and he hopes to eventually become an actuarial consultant and college professor. We asked Matt for some epic fun facts and here’s what he said: 1. I am one of eleven children in my family. That’s right ELEVEN. I am the second youngest, being the youngest of all of my brothers. I always share this one in any class or roundtable discussion because it has made me a huge part of who I am today. 2. I started bar tending at the age […]

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Try Not to Cry – Kevin’s Swift Kick Internship Reflection

Try Not to Cry – Kevin’s Swift Kick Internship Reflection

These past 6 months have gone by way too fast! Nonetheless, working with an amazing team, making new friends, and developing a new connections with folks were all worthwhile. During my internship experience, I was challenged in every way possible on a constant basis. There was never a dull moment while being a part of this team and they definitely provided me with plenty of memories that I will always cherish. This internship was an interesting experience since I was a virtual intern; everyone was in New York while I was working from Portland, OR. However, although I was 2,900 miles away from everyone, they still put in countless efforts to make sure I forgot about the distance. To Kate, thank you for the level of creativity and positivity you brought to the team. I honestly don’t understand where half […]

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