Center for Internships and Career Development

December 2013 Archives

Kathleen Mullins

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Expected Graduation Date: May 2014

Major: Business Administration

Employer: Peter Paul Electronics Co., Inc.

Internship Title: Fall Intern

           

       Kathleen, a senior, interned this semester at Peter Paul Electronics, for her Business Administration major requirement, as a Marketing Specialist. Some of her work load includes creating newsletters and press releases, and assisting in the rebranding and developing of the company's image. During her time at her internship she has been able to strengthen her communication skills and build on her time management skills within the workplace.

            The experience Kathleen had was "amazing" as she was able to gain valuable workforce experience. She developed professionally by utilizing leadership skills when engaging in successful teamwork. The opportunity she received has reinforced her desire to pursue this career path in marketing.

            Kathleen would recommend that students find an internship that appeals to them so that they can make the most out of their experience. She would also advise them to take advantage of any training or development opportunities that come their way within the organization.

 

Story by: Morgan Gerardi

Sarah Bent

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Expected Graduation Date:  May 2014

Major: Sport & Leisure Management

Employer:  Eastern Connecticut State University Athletic Department

Internship Title: Community Service Intern

 

            Sarah Bent is a senior Sports and Leisure Management major. This semester she is interning with the Eastern Connecticut State University Athletic Department as the Community Service Intern. Her job is to coordinate and facilitate the Athletic Department's community service. Sarah interacts with the coaches, athletic, university administrators and the general public while planning and organizing community service projects. Through her internship she makes sure the department is creating strong relationships with the surrounding community. Sarah has learned the process of coordinating events which comes with its challenges with busy athletes and getting the community on board but it is very rewarding to her in the end.

            After Sarah graduates in May, she hopes to work in a Division 1 Athletic Department in a college or university's athletic administration. She was able to gain the knowledge of her next career goal through her current co-op because she is aware of what the job entails. Sarah's advice to the students that have not completed an internship yet is to make sure you are truly interested in the position. "If you dread the work you are doing, you won't give yourself an opportunity to learn from the experience. The more you enjoy it, the more you can take from it."

 

Story by: Morgan Gerardi

Brian Walker & Brittany Campbell

IMG_0326.JPGExpected Graduation Date: May 2014
Major:
Communications
Internship Employer: ECSU Center for Internships and Career Development

Internship Title: Social Media Intern

 

    Brian, a Communications major, is currently a social media intern at the Center for Internships and Career Development at Eastern along with Brittany Campbell, a sociology major. Brian and Brittany's responsibilities include managing the center's Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Intagram social media outlets. They also promoted the media outlets by going to different locations on campus to get students to connect and become more aware of the benefits from the Center for Internships and Career Development. Through Brian's internship experience he said he has learned effective ways to communicate and encourage students to connect with the center's outlets and what type of career information is engaging and useful for students.

            As for Brian, he would like to have a career in marketing and advertising one day and his experience promoting and learning social media is a very important communication tool in the marketing world today. Brian's advice to students who are required or who would like to complete an internship is to always have an updated resume with you and available to access at any time. He also suggest using resources such as the Center for Internships and Career Development to help you build a great resume, learn how to find an internship that's right for you, and attend the internship and career fairs they host on campus.

 

Story by: Morgan Gerardi

Brian Walker

IMG_0326.JPGExpected Graduation Date: May 2014
Major:
Communications
Internship Employer: Eastern Connecticut State University Center for Career Development

Internship Title: Social Media Intern

 

            Brian, a Communications major, is currently a social media intern at the Center for Internships and Career Development at Eastern. Brian's responsibilities include managing the center's Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Intagram social media outlets. He also promoted the media outlets by going to different locations on campus to get students to connect and become more aware of the benefits from the Center for Internships and Career Development. Through his internship Brian has learned effective ways to communicate and encourage students to connect with the center's outlets. He has learned what type of career information is engaging and useful for students.

            Brian would like to have a career in marketing and advertising one day and his experience promoting and learning social media is a very important communication tool in the marketing world today. Brian's advice to students who are required or who would like to complete an internship is to always have an updated resume with you and available to access at any time. He also suggest using resources such as the Center for Internships and Career Development to help you build a great resume, learn how to find an internship that's right for you, and attend the internship and career fairs they host on campus.

 

Story by: Morgan Gerardi

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