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elizabethg15

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Review for Canopy, Palo Alto,, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Not only does Canopy do great work greening our communities and educating students about the importance of spending time in nature, but the professional development for their TUFs and summer interns help give emerging environmental professionals an important opportunity to jumpstart their careers. I was a summer intern for two summers, and it was a terrific experience. Not only did I learn a lot about the projects I was working on, but I also learned about working in an office and the nonprofit sector. At Canopy I made important connections that helped me land my next summer internship in college, and the projects I worked on at Canopy, plus my experience from the other internship, gave me the relevant experience to get my first full time job out of college. Really, my whole career path started with Canopy. I am grateful for the opportunity to intern at Canopy and I continue to volunteer when I can. It is always hardest to garner "relevant experience" in your desired career field when you are young and don't have a lot of knowledge to offer yet. The role that Canopy played for me--being the first organization that offered to take the time to give me some of that initial experience--is hugely important for young professionals. Thank you!

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Review for Canopy, Palo Alto,, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Canopy has been a great opportunity for me, not only to get more involved with my community as a volunteer in high school, but also as an intern in college. Canopy is a force of good that makes all contributors feel recognized and appreciated, while simultaneously realizing significant change. Canopy has influenced me for seeing the change that an engaged community can accomplish, and has also provided terrific experience working in the nonprofit world as I start my career.

Role:  Volunteer