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Where are they Now? Former Campus Reach Intern, Carrie Kenrick

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We’re often asked if Campus Reach Interns are ever hired for full-time employment after their internship. Our answer: we love hiring interns! The Campus Reach Program has built a talent acquisition pipeline here at Southwest, so you will see many of our former Interns roaming the hallways now as full-time Southwest Employees.


Carrie Kenrick interned on the Marketing Customer Insights and Network Planning Capacity Planning Teams during the Summer 2012 and Spring 2013 semesters, and is now a Business Development/Strategic Performance Business Consultant. Read on for more.




Year/semester of internship: Summer 2012 and spring 2013


Department/Team interned for: Marketing Customer Insights and Network Planning Capacity Planning


Department/Team and current job title: Business Development/Strategic Performance – Business Consultant


Years at Southwest: Full time for 3.7 years 


Favorite Southwest city:  Nashville!


Most memorable Southwest moment/event: Exploring Portland for the first time with friends I made for life through the Campus Reach program.


First job ever:  Lifeguard


Proudest Southwest moment:   Flying to Austin to surprise my parents to let them know I received a full-time offer from Southwest!


Words to live by:  “Treat others how they want to be treated.”


Reasons other people should intern at Southwest:  The opportunity you have to make an impact on the future of Southwest Airlines, no matter what Department you work in.  


Ultimate Travel Tip: When traveling as a nonrevenue Passenger, you have to be spontaneous! You could plan to go to Seattle one weekend but then end up in Orlando.

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LUV your SWA story, Carrie!! 

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Wonderful and inspirational story. Southwest gives the opportunity to learn, grow and contribute!