Jennifer Catone

Expected Graduation Date: May 2013

Major: Communications

Internship Employer: XL Center

Internship Title: Operations Intern

Jennifer, a Communication Major is no stranger to extra-curricular activities around campus. Along with being a senior at Eastern she is also involved in clubs on campus such as T.V. 22 and the Sports and Leisure Management Club. She also works for “The Campus Lantern” and is a member of the Communications Honors Society. During the Summer of 2012, Jennifer participated in an Internship at the XL Center in Hartford Connecticut as an Operations Intern. She learned about the internship through Anthony Rosati, the Event Manager of the XL Center and Eastern Connecticut State University Alumnus during her sophomore year.

While at her internship, Jennifer gained crucial and valuable experience in how a facility operates. “I learned a lot of behind the scenes information such as how to cater to the needs of a lot of people.” Along with gaining experience, Jennifer established beneficial contacts and is currently employed at the XL Center. Cantone gives a word of advice for those seeking an internship. “Find an internship you will enjoy, not one that you get just to fulfill a requirement.