Joshua Stark

Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2013

Major: Business Administration

Employer: U.S. Department of Commerce

Internship Title:

Joshua Stark is a Business Administration major at Eastern Connecticut State University. Joshua learned of his internship at a career fair called “Heroes for Hire.” Joshua started his internship at the U.S. Department of Commerce during the Fall of 2012. “As a business major, a position at the U.S. Department of Commerce was a step closer toward my career goals” says Joshua. Joshua says “I was looking for an internship where I could capitalize on what I had learned at the university and wanted an internship that would give me more insight into the professional business world. I was interested in an internship that would give me responsibility and challenge me on a daily basis.”

The internship at the U.S. Department of Commerce proved to do just that. Stark utilized what he had learned at Eastern as well as learn new aspects such as the importance of exports in the local economy and marketing materials for trade. Stark also learned how to navigate a vast number of databases used by the U.S. Department of Commerce. It was a challenge according to Stark, but nothing he couldn’t handle. Joshua plans on working for the U.S. Department of Commerce in the near future. For those seeking an internship, Joshua offers some advice. “Don’t get discouraged when searching for an internship, there are a number of companies and organizations in Connecticut looking for motivated students to work for them. Also, take advantage of every networking opportunity that you can”.

Story by: Reginald Boahe

Maura McCabe

Expected Graduation Date: May 2014

Major: Business Administration

Employer: Ticket Network

Internship Title: Human Resources Intern

Maura McCabe is a Business Administration major with a concentration in Human Resources. Through the “College 2 Career” Career Fair advertised by The Center for Internships and Career Development, Maura learned of the Ticket Network internship and pursued it.

As the Human Resources Intern, McCabe worked directly with the Vice President of the Human Resources department to complete various projects as well as participate in weekly staff meetings. This gave her a glimpse of what a career in the Human Resource field would be. After attending school, McCabe’s goal is to become a professional in the Human Resources field. McCabe says “this internship has allowed me to step into the business setting which is on step towards my goal.”

Story by: Reginald Boahene

Stephanine Venuti

Expected Graduation Date: May 2013

Major: Mathematics

Employer: Gottier Investments

Internship Title: Analyst Intern

Stephanie Venuti is Mathematics major at Eastern Connecticut State University. With the help of her Economics professor during the fall of 2012, she was hired at Gottier Investment in Windsor, CT as an Analyst Intern. As an intern, her responsibilities included creating stock and mutual fund portfolios and analyze the risk of each portfolio.

While interning, Stephanie gained very valuable field knowledge such as different types of investments, utilizing new software and how to apply all of them at the same time. Venuti states “I was looking to learn as much as I could and I succeeded.” Venuti looks to become an Investment Portfolio Analyst in the future. With the valuable knowledge and contacts she obtained from her internship, she is one step closer to that goal. For those looking to obtain an internship, Stephanie offers a bit of advice. “Utilize the staff here at Eastern. Once an internship is obtained be ready for anything”

Story by: Reginald Boahene