By: Lexie Newhouse
Photo by: Deniece Griffin
Ahmad Worjroh (B.I.S. ’19) joins the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute to share his entrepreneurial experiences as an OurErrands intern through the Students2Startups program and as a Media Entrepreneurship student here at Georgia State.
“Especially in today’s world, I think entrepreneurship can take on so many different angles. Entrepreneurship isn’t just one thing now.”
– Ahmad Worjroh
How did you first hear about Students2Startup?
I received a mass email from a former professor to inform students of this internship opportunity. She mentioned the difficulty of finding paid internships, which is one of the reasons why the Students2Startups program caught my interest.
What was the application process like?
It was a tedious process. I submitted an application to be vetted for the program then, once selected they distributed my completed form and resumes to several companies they felt matched my skillsets, experiences and interests. It was about a two-month process.
Why do you think your application stood out among the other applicants?
I think my past experiences played a major part. I held a previous internship position before entering the Student2Startups program, plus I was the Vice President for Infinite Appeal, Georgia State’s fashion organization. Those experiences combined ultimately offered me that edge against other applicants.
Which company did Students2Startups place you with?
I work with OurErrands, an on-demand personal assistant company for small business owners and entrepreneurs. We contract personal assistants to companies on a need-to-need basis versus hiring full or part-time workers. OurErrands was cofounded by Dr. DeShawn Stevenson and Justice Miranda, with whom I report to on a daily basis.
How can someone learn more about OurErrands?
We have a website, and we are currently developing the app. We’re implementing new technologies, which I can not go into much detail about, that will allow us to have an edge on the competition within the market.
What are your duties as an intern for OurErrands?
Anything they throw at me, I do, especially being the only intern. I just recently helped them with developing their social media strategy to revamp their brand. I also reach out to apartment complexes regarding contracting with us. Other tasks may include representing the company at events, or helping with any need that may arise. If they need me to email someone, call someone, check on a client, I’m their go-to person!
What have you learned from interning with OurErrands that will help you in your career?
With me being a Media Entrepreneurship student, I’ve learned that being a founder of a startup is extremely taxing. There’s a ton of unexpected turns and pivots. Through interning with OurErrands, I’ve caught a glimpse of what the startup life is truly about. It’s hard work. I was aware that it was hard work running your own company, but now I truly understand it after experiencing it myself. I will most definitely be taking these experiences to my future business endeavors.
What does entrepreneurship mean to you?
It means hard work and dedication. It means not taking the easy way out. It means being passionate about what you do for a living. It’s simply an unconventional way of living.
How has ENI influenced your entrepreneurial journey?
Since changing my major to Media Entrepreneurship, I felt that it’s been the best thing I’ve done in my college career. It’s refreshing to be in classes where you feel valued. The professors enjoy what they teach and care for each individual student. Plus the students share similar entrepreneurial mindsets, which makes for such a collaborative and creative environment.