Published on August 7th, 2016 | by Chad T.0
Claire Washburn, Marketing and Communications Intern
Claire Washburn is from Jacksonville, Florida, and is currently a full-time student at the University of Florida studying English Literature.
Claire is a current member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, serves on the UF Student Conduct Committee, and plays in the University of Florida Symphony Orchestra. When not in class, she serves as a marketing and communications intern at Trimark Properties. Trimark Properties specializes in luxury student housing near the Sorority Row UF area. The neighborhood is directly adjacent to the UF campus as well and experiences immense popularity year after year.
Trimark is proud to serve the Gainesville community and will continue to provide apartments near UF for years to come.
What do you do in your spare time?
When not at school or working at Trimark, I love hanging out with friends and exploring new areas of Gainesville. I also love music immensely, and play my cello, either in a group or on my own whenever I can find the time.
What’s your favorite type of food?
Although all types of food have their advantages, I have to pick sushi as my favorite. Sushi is the only type of food that I can eat copious amounts of but not feel sick afterwards. I can always rely on sushi being a healthy meal that also satisfies my taste buds.
What can you look forward to in the future?
I graduate from UF in the spring of 2017 and I am unquestionably excited about where my life is headed. My work as an intern has prepared me for adult life, and as I prepare for the transition from college to the real world, I hold all of the lessons I’ve learned throughout my life close. The most exciting thing I have to look forward to is the total unknown of what the future will bring for me.
What’s one thing you’ve learned since you started your career?
Working as an intern at Trimark Properties has taught me many things about real estate. Apart from the numbers side, I’ve learned more about people, what motivates them, and how to communicate better with others. People skills is an ability that I find to be the most important in anyone’s career because it speaks much more to your dedication than simply being proficient in your field.
What’s one piece of advice you can share with others?
Just be a nice person, and spread positivity to anyone you come across in the course of a day. You never know who will remember your kindness in the future!