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Stephanie Venuti

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Stephanie Venuti

Expected Graduation Date: May 2013

Major: Mathematics

Internship Employer: Gottier Investments

Internship Title: Analyst Intern

Stephanie Venuti is Mathematics major at Eastern Connecticut State University. With the help of her Economics professor during the fall of 2012, she was hired at Gottier Investment in Windsor, CT as an Analyst Intern.  As an intern, her responsibilities included creating stock and mutual fund portfolios and analyze the risk of each portfolio.  While interning, Stephanie gained very valuable field knowledge such as different types of investments, utilizing new software and how to apply all of them at the same time. Venuti states "I was looking to learn as much as I could and I succeeded." Venuti looks to become an Investment Portfolio Analyst in the future.  With the valuable knowledge and contacts she obtained from her internship, she is one step closer to that goal.  For those looking to obtain an internship, Stephanie offers a bit of advice.  "Utilize the staff here at Eastern.  Once an internship is obtained be ready for anything"

Story by: Reginald Boahene

 

Mike Calvo

Mike Calvo.JPGMike Calvo has jumpstarted his career through an exciting internship experience. Mike is a double major in Mathematics and Computer Science with a minor in English. Over the summer Mike became a Research Assistant at University of Connecticut through the Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, which is funded by the United States Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation.

            As Research Assistant, Mike worked with a team of students to try and find ways to detect whether or not a Trojan virus was inserted into a microchip. Mike's team came up with methods to extract data from microchips that might indicate whether or not there was a Trojan virus present in the chip. "Since data from Trojan free/inserted chips are very similar, my job was to come up with analysis techniques for the data, hoping to make the difference more obvious."

             At the end of each week the team would share findings and discoveries. "Networking was cool and it helped motivate me and helped me to stay on task."

            Mike recognizes Career Services as part of his success and has frequently visited for career and school advice. Mike's first visit was during Fall 2010 where he sought out advice in regards to his goals for the next five years and steps he could take to get there. Career Services staff also helped Mike set up his Experience.com profile.

            Mike shares his advice with other students: "I really got lucky in a sense that

the internship opportunity came to me. I didn't expect that to happen and people should not expect that to happen either. You need to get yourself out there and email prospective jobs and try and find something that is either unpaid or paid. You just need to take the risk."

     Congratulations on your success Mike! Keep up the great work!

 

Story Submitted By Stacey Elizabeth Sankow

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