Meet Fatima Segura

Fatima Segura is an intern at EGBI in Austin. She was born and raised in Austin. She is going into her junior year of high school and is very interested in business. At school she participates in Robotics as Communications Coordinator, Math Honor Society, Rho Kappa, and the Yearbook club. Some of her hobbies include crocheting, eating, and hanging out with her friends.

Share a fun fact with us.

One fun fact about me is that I don’t like frogs and I’m bilingual, I speak English and Spanish. I started crocheting last year around late July and I make small gifts for family and friends.

Why did you get involved with EGBI? 

I got involved with EGBI through SYEP (Summer Youth Employment Program) and even though I didn’t choose my job site, I couldn’t be more happy. I wanted my first job to be aligned with business and EGBI provides inside knowledge and amazing guidance. 

How does EGBI align with your personal and professional goals?

EGBI aligns perfectly with my personal and professional goals because it focuses on all the aspects of business and helps the community. One of my goals is to be able to major in an area of business and see if it’s what I want to do for the rest of my life.

How would you describe your experience with EGBI?

At first I was very nervous and had no idea what to expect. My first day was very busy since there was a lot going on and I was able to greet customers at the front desk. Even though I am a Spanish speaker, my Spanish improved so much and so did my customer service skills. My first thought was that the job was going to be heavily independent, but everyone is so involved and showed me step by step. 

How have you grown since the beginning of your internship?

Upon starting my internship I became much more comfortable speaking Spanish, especially professional Spanish. I’m very thankful I was able to expand my knowledge whether it was English/Spanish vocabulary, website building, interview skills, and using marketing applications. Specifically in Marketing, I am now more confident in my decisions and how to improve a company’s marketing. Gaining further insight towards the world of business through EGBI was very rewarding.

If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities at EGBI please email hello@egbi.org.