For Colton Crosdale, taking an internship during his sophomore year really paid off - literally. Two years ago, Colton successfully found an internship with MetLife Insurance Company. Now a senior at ECSU with a business administration major and communications minor, Colton is still employed with MetLife and works with the insurance company during his winter and summer breaks.
During his sophomore year, when Colton was searching for an internship, Career Services led him to INROADS -- an organization whose mission statement is to "develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership." Utilizing the tools that INROADS gave him, Colton was given the opportunity to work at MetLife.
With MetLife, Colton has worked as a documentation specialist and claim manager. He also traveled to New York and New Jersey with the company where he gave presentations for some of the top executives in the corporation. "Working with people who have degrees has been cool," Colton said. "They gave me a lot of help on what I can do with my major and career. I have a good sense of what's out there after doing this."
Other than MetLife, Colton is a heavily involved member of M.A.L.E.S. and works at the Planning and Institutional Research center at ECSU as a web designer and research analyst assistant.
Interview conducted by Career Services intern, Kyle St. Jean