At the age of 18, I moved to Austin to attend Texas State. I first worked for H-E-B as a Bagger, and then worked in a few other departments around the store; the gas station, showtime, and healthy living. It was during my time in healthy living, that a regional leader in Austin approached me about the corporate internship program, after seeing my signage inside the store.
I really loved my internship with the Digital Marketing Team! I got to meet and make relationships with people in all areas of the company. Plus, living here those ten-weeks opened my eyes to all that the city of San Antonio has to offer. It’s a very friendly and walkable city with a strong, prominent Hispanic culture. A week after completing the internship, I had the opportunity join the team. I now live downtown where I walk to work, run on the Riverwalk, enjoy art, and reconnect with my culture!
I have a ton of fun at my job! It really surprised me how involved we are on the whole project and in all communication vehicles, versus just being responsible for one. My role is always evolving to meet different needs, I’m never doing the same things. As a result, I get to do things outside what a designer in a typical agency would do. It’s challenging but it makes my job rewarding. At H-E-B, you really have the support to try things out of the realm of what we’re currently doing. It’s unique to have leaders encourage experimenting like that.