Meet the Interns: Profiles of Student Interns
Carlos Orbe Jr. ’15
Major: Communication (Concentration: Public Relations); Minor: Philosophy
Where is your internship? Rubenstein PR - Tribeca Film Festival Intern
How did you decide on which opportunity to pursue? I chose this internship because it was an amazing public relations opportunity. I decided to take two internships this semester. The other was for a PR firm in the Empire State Building.
How did you obtain the internship? I looked for these internships online and was recommended by my professors.
What has been the most rewarding part of your experience? The most rewarding experience was the opportunity to work with real professionals and get to know the ins and outs of the communication realm.
What advice would you give those looking for similar opportunities? The advice I give to others looking for internships is to never stop. Set your sights high because we typically tend to belittle ourselves before applying. My advice is to get your confidence up and aim high because the universe will meet you half way. Don't be afraid to fail because that is what makes a true leader.
Sahrish Qazi ’15
Where is your internship? Gluttony - Social Media Intern
How did you decide on which opportunity to pursue? After applying to a whole bunch of places, I felt that interning at Gluttony would be a good choice since it is a small agency. Small places are good to start in, and building strong relationships from there are essential.
How did you obtain the internship? The first thing I did was work on my resume until I was satisfied with it (the Career Center helped a lot), then I went online and looked at some places that Career Services recommended and applied to about as many places as I thought were the right fit for me.
What has been the most rewarding part of your experience? The most rewarding part of my experience was meeting new people and learning about what it is like to be out in the “real world.”
What advice would you give to those looking for similar opportunities? Keep on looking at different internships; the first one you get might not be your dream place to intern, but there are a lot of other opportunities out there. Building connections is also a key factor in this field, so make sure to be nice!
Kevin Fitzgerald ’15
Major: Communications (Concentration: Broadcasting/
Where is your internship? Good Morning America - Production Intern
How did you decide on which opportunity to pursue? The idea and offer to work on the premier national morning news show was the opportunity of a lifetime, and would provide invaluable experience.
How did you obtain the internship? I searched The Walt Disney Company/ABC News website for any internship possibilities, and when I saw the open position I immediately applied because I knew this was the field I wanted to pursue.
What has been the most rewarding part of your experience? It was incredibly rewarding to gain hands-on experience in the broadcasting field, and to work on the top-rated morning show in the nation.
What advice would you give to those who are looking for similar opportunities? My advice would be to pursue every possible opportunity to gain hands-on experience in this field, as it is the best way to learn about the industry.
Sean McIntyre ’15
Where is your internship? Volkswagen of America - Marketing Intern
How did you decide on which opportunity to pursue? I have long admired the brand for its genius marketing campaigns accomplished both in the United States market and around the world. I decided to pursue this opportunity so I could witness and meet the amazing team that creates spectacular campaigns that sets the company apart from its competitors.
How did you obtain the internship? I discovered this internship through an organization called INROADs. Manhattan College had flyers around campus for students who wanted to join the organization, which helps place students into internships within corporate America.
What has been the most rewarding part of your experience? My most rewarding experience was being able to design the Volkswagen Hispanic marketing campaign for 2014.
What advice would you give to those looking for similar opportunities? Say yes to every opportunity because you never know what may happen in the future.
Megan McKee ’17
Majors: Finance and Economics; Minor: Accounting
Where is your internship? Agent RED International - Sales/Marketing Intern
How did you decide on which opportunity to pursue? I wanted first-hand experience on working with the business side of the fashion world. I've always had a strong passion for fashion, so being able to work directly with something that truly interests me made it a perfect fit for me.
How did you obtain the internship? The Center for Career Development recommended I apply for internships on Internships.com. I got a call back for an interview the very next day!
What has been the most rewarding part of your experience? I was involved in posting to their social media accounts to build brand awareness and also got the chance to sell to buyers and build network contacts at the Coterie Fashion show. Being treated as a full time employee, rather than an intern, and performing activities that my supervisors did, such as making phone calls to clients and writing customer orders, was a very rewarding experience.
What advice would you give to those looking for similar opportunities? It's never too early to start looking and applying for internships. Take advantage of any opportunity you can get. Even if the internship isn't for your specific declared major, but it's something that interests you, go for it!