I have been interning with MoGo, metro Detroit’s rideshare company, for the last few weeks. It has been one of the most unique experiences of my life and I have enjoyed every single second of it. At the same time, I have learned multiple life and work skills in my time at MoGo.
The main thing I have learned about the way nonprofits work is that all the employees are extremely motivated and hardworking. This is because as a non profit they do not have the capacity to employ an extremely large workforce. Therefore, the small workforce entails that everyone must be responsible about how they perform to ensure the company works smoothly. Another thing that I have learned is that communication is key for a non profit to operate. We have about 3 weekly check up calls to make sure everything is on track. This I believe is an extremely efficient method to ensure everyone’s work is going smoothly.
Something that I did not know about nonprofits was the amount of funding that they receive. I was always extremely curious how non profits functioned, especially when they ultimately have zero profits. However, I became cognizant that MoGo receives grants for each of its projects, which help them complete each and every construction with utmost quality and skill.
Honestly, I was surprised by my workspace. I expected it to be a small building, instead I am working in one of Detroit’s largest workplaces - Campus Martius. Sharing the same office building as Microsoft, StockX and Rocket Mortgage, I have completely changed my perspective towards non profit workspaces. Even though nonprofits have their own niches, they work in an extremely similar way to any other corporate company.
Throughout my time at MoGo, I have learned lessons; these are skills I would not learn at any other workspace. I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and cannot wait to continue to learn further from my fellow co-workers.