My name is Miller Marcus, and I started my internship with Casart Coverings last week. I am currently enrolled as a freshman at American University in Washington D.C, majoring in finance with a minor in marketing. I am originally from California, but went to high school in Switzerland. I love traveling, volunteering, sports, and photography.
At Casart Coverings, I am a marketing intern, responsible for, research, designing a new catalogue, creating advertisements, social media, and any tasks that suddenly arise. Even though I have just started, I have already gained new experiences and knowledge through this internship. The CEO, Ashley Spencer, is a extremely nice person and great boss. I knew I wanted to work for Casart Coverings after 10 minutes into the interview.
The picture to the left was taken on a two week long volunteer trip during the end of last March in Zambia and Botswana. This trip was sponsored through my school, The American School in Switzerland, and was completely paid for by donations from alumni. As I mentioned earlier, I love photography, and I wanted to show a few of my favorite pictures from the trip.
The trip to Zambia and Botswana was 2 weeks of volunteer work with a 3 day break for a safari in Botswana. In Zambia we arrived in Livingstone, which is the capital, and worked with a few schools and orphanages. We just played around with the children, and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. My group would walk down the street and at least 30 children would run up to us saying “Mzungu”, meaning white people. Zambia has 78 different tribes who all speak different languages, which was a cultural shock coming from an American. Volunteering with children who treated you like a celebrity was an amazing experience. I had so much fun and the kids showed a great amount of appreciation. After Livingstone, we went to a small village a couple hours away called Mawandi.
In Mawandi, we built houses out of mud, which is a strange concept but it was extremely creative. The locals would take materials from termite mounds, mix it with dirt, and then add water. Termites scat is very similar to concrete, so by taking materials from the termite mound, and mixing it with water, the locals created a very basic version of concrete. We constructed a house in only a week, simply using those materials and a lot of hard labor. This part of the trip was full of mud fights, arguments over exhaustion, a ton of hard work, and very dirty clothes. But in the end, it was a memorable trip that I will never forget.
Now that I am done showing off a few photos, and my volunteering experience, I look forward to sharing more blog stores!
Hope you enjoy. — Miller