Major: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2017
Q: What was your internship position?
A: My position includes talking with clients about desired projects and detailing their needs before the actual construction work begins. Essentially, there is a lot communication that goes into this. Also, I help with financials and organizing everything into Excel.
Q: What were your responsibilities for the internship?
A: Overall, my responsibilities were to make sure everything was running smoothly. I am primarily involved with project management, payroll, and filing weekly and quarterly taxes.
Q: Did you have any work experience prior to this internship?
A: I feel I had a good amount of experience before this position. I have over five years of payroll experience, and have two years of project management experience.
Q: How prepared were you for this internship?
A: I was somewhat prepared for project management, but only through experience do you realize how hard a new job can really be.
Q: What were the best parts of your internship?
A: I really enjoy the employee empowerment with my position. I am so used to being in the role of the student that I really appreciate the ability to make decisions on my own. It is nice to know the owners and other project managers trust me that much.
Q: What are your career goals?
A: My career goals are to work in upper level management within some organization. I really enjoy the process of overseeing a project from start to finish. I think I am getting a good start with that now in my current line of work.
Q: How important do you think internships are going forward?
A: I feel internships are very important. For me, it has added a great deal of experience to my resume. I find that this experience that I have been gaining also helps me contribute in class discussion a lot more, and helps me relate to what we are learning.
Q: Advice to others?
A: I would recommend students aim high with their goals. I also strongly feel that they should choose an internship/job that you really enjoy and are interested in. If you can picture yourself doing that job, you should pursue it and try it out. If you like what you do, it will make work that much more fun and rewarding.