This summer Kylie received an internship position at Sumaria Networks, LLC. Sumaria Networks, LLC is a global company that partners with fortune 500 companies. Kylie was interested in interning at Sumaria Networks because she is interested in persuing a career with international business because she loves to travel. Kylie's first task as a Marketing Support Specialist was to fly to Las Vegas to attend a company conference where she was able to network with client companies and vendors. Other tasks she was responsible for were calling clients for sales, working with company databases and generating financial sheets and forecasts.
Kylie's first visit to Career Services was during her junior year where she met with Clifford Marrett, the Interim Director of Career Services who helped her create an Experience.com profile where she found many internship leads. Kylie ultimately found her internship by networking with friends and family, another great resource for finding internships. "Although I did not take an internship through Experience.com, it was exciting to receive so many phone calls right away. I was not expecting it. Before I found an internship I didn't have much experience, only restaurant experience so it was surprising."
Kylie has advice for those who may be looking for an internship: "It is important to sit down and get excited about finding an internship. Do your research and it will help you find something that is relevant and will give you good work experience. It is important to find an internship that you think will help you graduate. Also apply apply apply! This way your options will be open and you will have several leads."
Kylie will be graduating in May 2012 and is ready to tackle the world. Congratulations Kylie! Keep up the Great work!
Story Submitted By Stacey Elizabeth Sankow