Meet the Interns: Profiles of Student Interns
Carter Sherman ’16
Major: Computer Science
Where is your internship? BAE Systems Software Intern
How did you decide on which opportunity to pursue? BAE Systems seemed to be a good fit for me because it had me working on real world work that would be put into use by the company.
How did you obtain the internship? I obtained the internship through the Center for Career Development
What has been the most rewarding part of your experience? The most rewarding part of my internship is seeing how what I learn in the classroom applies to real work.
What advice would you give to those looking for similar opportunities? To those looking for similar opportunities I would say don't get discouraged when you don't hear from a company, apply anywhere and everywhere and make the most of the Center for Career Development, they'll do everything they can to help you.
Alicia Vartanian '15
Where is your internship? I work at Harper's Bazaar eCommerce site ShopBazaar as an eCommerce intern.
How did you decide on which opportunity to pursue? I wanted to experience working at Harper's Bazaar, as it is my favorite fashion magazine. I wanted to get a behind the scenes look at what actually goes into the process of maintaining a successful publication in such a competitive market. It's not just getting to look at clothes all day.
How did you obtain the internship? I searched for internships constantly on freefashioninternships.com, where fashion positions from design houses to fashion magazines are listed. I also found my previous internship experience at the fashion brand Cut25 by Yigal Azrouel through this website. I highly recommend taking a look.
What has been the most rewarding part of your experience? I learned priceless skills such as operating and editing business platforms, which puts you at an advantage as employers look for something to stand out in potential candidates. Plus networking is key; you don't understand the value of it until you are experiencing it firsthand.
What advice would you give to those who are looking for similar opportunities? Research! You can't expect an internship to fall into your lap. Putting yourself out there is the best thing you can do..
Alexis Morocho '16
Major: Finance and Management
Where is your internship? Better Body Bootcamp, Assistant Manager
How did you decide on which opportunity to pursue? I wanted to find a job, or internship to gain experience that coincides with my major. Better Body Bootcamp, Assistant Manager position provides me with the oppoertuntiy to get my foot into the "business world," per-say. By the end of the internship, I had found a mentor that taught me a lot about the business and professionalism.
How did you obtain the internship? I used to excercise at Better Body Bootcamp, and after some time, I got to know the manager. The gym became popular in the summer of 2012 and they needed someone to manage the night shift. Since I knew the manager, I asked her if she had any positions available, she allotted me assistant manager.
What has been (or was) the most rewarding part of your experience? I found learning how to handle people in various ways to be the most rewarding, convincing people to sign-up for gym memberships, learning how to satisfy their needs so they can come back, and helping clients achieve their personal goals. My experience gave me insight in how one manages a business, which is diffferent than reading business textbooks.
What advice would you give to those looking for similar opportunities? I would advise others to seek internships that coincide with their academic major and professional interest. If one takes an internship that is not their number-one choice, they may still be able to obtain knowledge about professionalism and business.
Lauren LaBelle '15
Majors: Communication/Major: Public Relations, Minor: Marketing
Where is your internship? MTV Communication Intern
How did you decide on which opportunity to pursue? When given the opportunity to work for the MTV press team I was more than happy to accept the offer. I have been learning about my career choice now more than ever!
How did you obtain the internship? I applied through the company's website.
What has been the most rewarding part of your experience? The most rewarding part of my experience thus far was being able to get hands on experience at an actual live event, and working right next to and helping the professionals I hope to work with one day.
What advice would you give to those looking for similar opportunities? I would say to apply to absolutely any company or internship you can. Take advantage of any opportunity you can get! You never know where you can end up.