MIT Update: Usher’s New Look Detroit, Elizabeth Williams, Interns at Quicken Loans, Spreads Positivity Through her Talent of Music

Elizabeth Williams is a rising Senior at Grand Valley State University, co-founder of her own nonprofit organization, Books IV Bonding, and now an intern at Quicken Loans. Read her Mogul in Training update below to learn how she is progressing towards her career goals and staying on top of her personal brand!

“My name is Elizabeth Williams from Detroit, Michigan. I am in my 5th year in Usher’s New Look, and I am currently am interning as an Administrative Assistant for Recruiting at Quicken Loans. I will be in this position until August 22, 2015.  I was offered a position because of my experience of training and certifying youth in talent ,education, career, and service.

I am an active recruiter for interns and full-time roles and also assist with the administrative duties to one of the five recruiters for the intern program. Quicken Loans is America’s #1 online lender and we’re one of Fortune magazine’s top 100 companies to work for and we’ve always ranked in the top 30 employers. Upon graduation, I plan to utilize all of my recruiting skills in my new non-profit organization, Books IV Bonding, when my sister Rebecca (who is also a New Look Detroit student) and I begin to select new team members.

My favorite part of my experience is talking with candidates and hearing the excitement in their voice when they experience the magic of Quicken Loans. I am most happy when I make someone’s day by being genuine and really get to know our candidates. From this experience, I have gained a mentor, Krystal Sikes, and I am able to consult with her about everything moving forward in the internship.

The position at Quicken Loans opened my mind to the process of recruiting and the administrative roles that are necessary to fulfill the duties as a recruiter. The culture at Quicken Loans is a family environment. From the fun colors, slushy machines, free benefits like attending local sporting events, and having team members on the Cavaliers team in Cleveland– we are a family. Our goal is to revitalize the city of Detroit and provide jobs for Detroit citizens. Our intern program has roughly 25% Detroit candidates and this opportunity is allowing me to be a part of the city of Detroit progress as a whole.”

How Elizabeth is Using her Talents to Give Back!

Elizabeth was inspired by recent events in our nation around race and police brutality to perform a song cover of India Arie’s ‘There is Hope’. “I wanted to inspire my peers to be the change they wish to see in the world.” Check out her video and gallery of internship photos below!