When Navya Radhakrishnan agreed to an internship at Whirlpool Corp., she never imagined using a hammer and nails.
However, the 28-year-old who spent her summer in the appliance maker’s finance leadership program did just that on a Friday afternoon, where she helped build a wall for a Harbor Habitat for Humanity house in Benton Township.
“This was a new experience for me, but I’m glad I did it,” she said. “I always look out for chances to volunteer and do something for people who are less privileged.”
Laura Goos, senior manager for global talent acquisition at Whirlpool, said about 60 interns have been involved with Habitat builds this summer. The dozen on hand Friday would mark the last group for the summer.
When it’s come to the newer generations of interns, Goos said their dedication for community service has increased in the time that she’s been at Whirlpool.