Preparing for the Future

“My experience at Deseret Industries was great!”

My experience at Deseret Industries was great! My job coach trainer worked with me to learn my assignment and made it challenging for me. This made it a more fun working environment. I learned that my job, like any job, has its ups and downs, things you like and things you don't like. But that's just a natural part of life. I started out tagging small as-is items and found it a nice change from my previous employment of making pizzas. 

My goal at DI included studying for my GED while working at DI. It was tough for sure, but I eventually achieved my GED with great scores. After a while, I became a pricer for the small as-is department and was given a lot of responsibility. I was always a very quiet person, and still am, but I feel that being put into that position has helped me grow socially and become more confident in talking to people.

Not long after I got my GED, I was planning to work on some college classes, but I changed my mind and decided to go on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  I feel like every moment I spent at DI was preparing me for my mission. Hard work, waking up at 5:30 every morning to get to work, balancing my money, talking to all different kinds of people, and learning to teach others were some of the things that I learned.   

I know the Lord sent me to live where I am now, so I could meet the people I have met in order to shape my life. I am grateful to those people who helped me get to where I am now.

“I feel like every moment I spent in DI was preparing me for my mission.”

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