Center for Internships and Career Development

Christina Pelletier

Thumbnail image for christina pelletier.pngExpected Graduation Date: May 2014

Major: Business Administration

Employer: COCC

Internship Title: Accounting Intern

 

Eastern senior Christina Pelletier went out on her own to find an internship/co-op position at COCC.  At this internship, Christina fulfills the title of Accounting Intern.  Some of her duties include entering and storing information such as employee expenses, client invoices and other company accounting records.  Christina says the key to success in the business world is to be communicative with your co-workers.  In her eyes, nobody should be afraid of asking questions, because questions help employees learn what it takes to be successful.  Further, when a fellow employee tells her that she is not doing a task correctly, she does not get offended, but instead uses it as advice to grow so she can reach her fullest potential.

Once Christina graduates in May, she will pursue a career with two options in mind.  She is considering finding work as a junior staff accounting or continuing with her current co-op employer in a similar field.  When offering advice to her peers, Christina encourages them to attend career fairs and hand out as many resum├ęs as possible.  She says that students should not be afraid to reach out to people, because this may just be the best way to get your foot in the door.

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