Rappaport Recap: Summer Interns of 2019!
Q: What is your favorite part about interning at Rappaport?
A: As a Rappaport Intern, I often get the question “What is your favorite part about interning at Rappaport?” A simple question can have a complex answer as there are so many memories and experiences that come to mind when I reflect on my time here. I am extremely grateful to work in an environment with skilled, hard- working, and kind people. When you ask for help at Rappaport, people will always be more than happy to lend a hand. Everyone is uplifting and passionate about their work.
The opportunity to work in all departments was a great eye-opener into what I want to do after college. Being able to go to work and genuinely learn something new every day has fostered a passion for learning in me. One of my most fond memories was touring Avec on H Street with Robert Lucas, a Senior Construction Project Manager. The sweltering heat and eight-floor hike was an experience by itself, but what made this trip special was Robert taking time out of his day to give a unique hands-on lesson about the construction and development side of Rappaport. The investment of time and energy Rappaport has put into my experience will forever give me lasting memories and skills that I will continue to use throughout my life. Also, the coffee bar was a fantastic perk.
— Julianna Testoni, Rappaport Intern 2019
A few more answers from the Rappaport interns this year:
“My favorite part of this internship has been shadowing other employees. Specifically, in the Leasing department, where this type of exposure is rare to find anywhere else. It has given me valuable experiences of what working at Rappaport is all about.” — Jack Boomsma
“My favorite part about interning at Rappaport is the diverse personalities I encounter on a regular basis in the different departments and the laughter that goes along with experience of learning from them.” —McLean Fonvielle
“My favorite part was working with the development team on one of our new shopping centers.” –– Brandon Carboni
“My favorite part about interning at Rappaport is being able to work with people that want you to learn and grow as much as possible. I am so grateful that I got the opportunity to work at company that invests so much in its employees.” — Tyler Burnham
“Interning at Rappaport was my first job working in an office environment. I was very nervous my first year, but I soon got over that once I saw how welcoming and invested everyone at Rappaport was to help me out and giving advice. I loved being able to learn new life skills and will them to become successful in my working career later in life.” — Julianna Testoni
Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to Rappaport this summer!