This week was a promotional one for the MMSC. Irene, Susanna, and I manned a booth at the Equine Career Fair hosted by the UK AgEquine Program and the Georgetown College Equine Scholars Program. This was an informative fair, with representatives there from Woodford Equine Hospital, Bloodhorse magazine, and (of course) the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center! We spent a few hours on Tuesday evening talking to individuals interested in either interning or volunteering at the MMSC. I enjoyed getting to share my passion about the work the Secretariat Center does. For me, the best part is giving these horses the opportunity and skill set to pursue a new “career.” They are not relegated to the corner and forgotten about; instead, they are given the opportunity to excel and to shine. Sharing this with a group of people all connected by an interest in horses made the time fly. Hopefully the MMSC will get in a good batch of new interns and volunteers as a result of a few hours of pleasant conversation.
I had a great time at the career fair at the University of Kentucky! It was fun to meet new future volunteers and to educate them about the Center. Many people had heard of MMSC but some were unaware of what we actually do. It was nice to describe the basis of the Center and the everyday tasks that help make it. In addition to new volunteers, some were interested in the internship programs. As a current intern at the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center, it was wonderful to be able to inform them of what an internship entails. Illustrating an image of my day-to-day activities at the Center was amazing; it truly gave me a sense of home at MMSC. By the end of the career fair I had had an amazing time. I know that I am definitely a part of the MMSC Team and I feel a great deal of pride in that.