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John Bronzo

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John Bronzo

Class of 2013

Major:  Business Information Systems

Internship Employer: Windham Hospital

Internship Title: Entry Level Intern


                This semester John Bronzo got the chance to intern at Windham Hospital right here in Willimantic Connecticut. He spent much of his time shadowing the Director of Clinical Informatics. His main responsibilities included helping with any clerical office activities, and interacting with nurses and physicians. He got the chance to get a close look at the operations at Windham Hospital, and asked many questions along the way to further his understanding of how the hospital works. 

                John even had the opportunity to sit in on training sessions with clinical analysts to learn the inner structure of the computer systems used at the hospital. Seeing how nurses, physicians, and patients interact with the healthcare information systems has allowed John to better understand the system as a whole, and how it is applied to the operations at the hospital. 

                John hopes to one day obtain a job position related to healthcare informatics. He has enjoyed his time at Windham Hospital and is eager to get into the field full-time. The skills and knowledge he has gained during this experience will be nothing but beneficial going forward. He heard about this internship opportunity through faculty in the Business Information Systems department.  John urges others looking for an internship to be eager to learn from the experience. "Come eager to learn and be open to any opportunity that presents itself."


Story by Dan Calzone

Alex Bogle

BogleA.JPGAlex Bogle is an Economics major and Business Information Systems minor who is anxious to succeed! Alex is also an RA for Nutmeg and is Vice President of Operations for the Eastern Connecticut State University student chapter of Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP). Alex has worked three internships in the past which include Natchaug Hospital, INROADS and Metlife. His most recent internship is at Cigna. Cigna is a health insurance company that offers valuable internship experience to students at Eastern's campus.

Alex is an Application Developer Intern. As an Application Developer, Alex must keep up with web maintenance of by updating logos and layouts of the website as well as changing/editing and adding text. Alex also builds job applications, organizes files and maintains database architecture. Most recently Alex built a website for Prudential with fellow Eastern student AJ Brisson. Alex works with six other Eastern interns. "We all get along very well. It's good that we are a small group, we work cohesively. We all have strengths in different areas."

Alex occasionally meets with Career Services staff for advice. Alex thanks Cliff Marrett, Interim Director for the help he has received. "I feel like I got where I am today because of Cliff. He helped me get in at INROADS which helped me get a position at Metlife."

Alex also owes his thanks to his mentor, Emmanuel Twom. "I think I created a great network. How all this got started was through meeting my mentor, Emmanuel. He is a Systems Analyst for New River Systems in D.C. and is very successful at a young age. I met him at a Career Fair in New Jersey. We started discussing the future and I told him I wanted to be a project manager. He sat down with me and discussed my resume and told me I could do it. He also helped me with mock interviews. Emmanuel is my motivator. Someday I would like to be as successful as him."

Alex has advice for students in regards to internships, "if the internship is in a field that you are really passionate about go for it, even if it is paid or unpaid. You have choices. Everything will fall into place."

Congratulations on your multiple successes Alex! Good luck with future endeavors!


Story Submitted By: Stacey Elizabeth Sankow

Greg Fanska

Thumbnail image for GregFanska.jpgAttending Eastern's recent Career Fair really paid off for senior Greg Fanska! The Career Fair was held by the Office of Career Services on April 1 and over 55 employers were in attendance. Only five days after meeting with representatives from CIGNA at this event, Greg was called to schedule an interview for a full-time position that he could potentially have after graduation.

CIGNA is a health service company whose mission is to help people improve their health, well-being and security. In this global organization, Greg was recently interviewed for a position as a Network Analyst in their Proposal Management Department. If hired for the position, Greg will be responsible for handling a variety of different tasks. These tasks include assisting in the production of sales proposal materials to employ product marketing strategies, producing information materials for communications media to reach the maximum number of prospects, assisting in activities such as sales kit preparation and display arrangement, and coordinating activities involved in the preparation of sales proposal, advertising, sales promotion and publicity in support of the marketing of company products.

Greg will graduate from Eastern this May with a degree in Business Administration and Business Information Systems, including concentrations in Management and Operations Management. In the meantime, he hopes to hear back from CIGNA with the good news that he will be offered a job after graduation.

Interview conducted by Career Services intern, Melissa Jalbert

Ginger Osinuga

Thumbnail image for GingerOsinuga.jpgIt is almost graduation time for senior, Ginger Osinuga. Fortunately, she knows exactly what she will be doing after throwing her cap into the air on May 23, 2010. Ginger, a Business Economics major with a minor in Business Information Systems, was just hired as a Financial Services Representative with First Investors Corporation! While there, she will be responsible for reviewing the financial statuses of clients and make investment and insurance recommendations tailored to their individual goals and needs. She will also provide advice to individuals on how to save to buy a home, pay for their children's college education, and retire worry-free.

Ginger was first informed about the position through one of the many informative e-mails sent daily to students from the Office of Career Services. After working with a career counselor to help make her résumé professional and respectable, she then sent it to be evaluated and was later contacted for an on-campus interview. "Ever since I met my career counselor," she states, "she has made me feel that her door was always open to me throughout my time here at Eastern."

Interview conducted by Career Services intern, Melissa Jalbert

Joshua Lockheed

Thumbnail image for JoshuaLockheed.jpgHard work and determination certainly paid off for recent graduate Joshua Lockheed! Josh graduated from Eastern with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Business Information Systems. From the start of his undergraduate career, Josh connected with Career Services and maintained a close relationship with all of the career counselors. Josh initially met with the career counselors to help draft his resume; and over the years, he would meet with a counselor periodically to improve his resume and add new qualifications and accomplishments. Joshua says "they helped me with more than just finding a job; they showed me how to develop important skills. They supported everything that I did from campus involvement to personal interests."

Recently, Joshua pursued a job lead sent to him by one of Eastern's career counselors. He secured at position at CDW, as their Higher Education Account Manager. CDW is a company which provides IT services and products for the government. Joshua sees himself as a Technology Solutions Consultant, hopefully working in a larger corporation.

Josh is very active in Kiwanis, which is an organization that works to develop future leaders through guidance and support from mentors and volunteers. Additionally, Josh plays the saxophone and keys in a band entitled "Get in get out." In his spare time, Josh enjoys hiking, producing music and spending time with friends and family.

Joshua would like to thank the Career Services department and professors Citurs, Brown, Lowy, Desroches, Liu and Free for all of their help throughout the years.

Interview conducted by Career Services intern, Lauren Finkbeiner 

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