Center for Internships and Career Development

Kenton Webley

Thumbnail image for kentonwebley.jpgSenior Kenton Webley of Norwalk , CT has been welcomed by Target as their executive team leader after graduation. During his freshman year, Kenton was incredibly proactive and visited career services to find out about internship opportunities that he could apply for. The following year Kenton was offered an internship position with General Electric but respectfully declined their offer.

During the summer of 2008, Kenton was offered an internship position as executive team leader with Target where he managed and led a team of three hundred people. He impressed his supervisors so much that they extended his internship and invited him back for the summer of 2009. Kenton says that the hardest part was "delegating tasks to elders which made me uncomfortable."

Kenton also utilized Inroads which is a program that places diverse students with companies, specifically fortune 500. He believes that Inroads was an enormous help throughout his internship, thanks to help of an advisor which was assigned to him through the program.

Additionally, Kenton is active on campus and is a member of the entrepreneurs club. He also volunteers for many programs through Inroads, from which he is a proud graduate.

Interview conducted by Career Services intern, Lauren Finkbeiner

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