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Author Archives: Trish Thomas
Employer: Eastern Connecticut State University: University Relations
Internship Title: Special Events Intern
Senior Michael Downs has recently put to use what he has learned as a Communication major to his internship with Eastern Connecticut State University’s University Relations department. As a Special Events Intern, Michael’s responsibilities involved conducting research and planning events for the 125th Anniversary of Eastern Celebration that took place throughout the semester.
“It’s been so interesting to learn about the history of Eastern through the research that I’ve been doing,” mentions Michael. “It’s been really interesting to learn about how far this institution has come since its inception in 1889.”
Through completing this internship, Michael has acquired many useful skills, such as how to correctly and effectively gather research; that he says will be essential to my future career. He has also learned valuable writing skills that will not only be useful to his future career path, but in graduate school as well.
To any other internship hopefuls, Michael’s advice for you is to start your internship search early, so you can find the perfect opportunity just as Michael has done!
Story submitted by Rebecca Coolidge
Expected Graduation Date: May 2014
Employer: Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Internships and Career Development
Internship Title: Social Media Intern
Brian, a Communications major, is currently a social media intern at the Center for Internships and Career Development at Eastern. Brian’s responsibilities include managing the center’s Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram social media outlets. He also promotes the media outlets by going to different locations on campus to get students to connect and become more aware of the benefits from the Center for Internships and Career Development. Through his internship, Brian has learned effective ways to communicate and encourage students to connect with the center via social media. He has learned what types of career information is engaging and useful for students.
Brian would like to have a career in marketing and advertising one day and social media is a very important communication tool in the marketing world. Brian’s advice to students who are required to, or who would like to, complete an internship is to have an updated resume with you at all times. He also suggest using resources such as the Center for Internships and Career Development to help you build a great resume, learn how to find an internship that’s right for you, and attend the internship and career fairs they host on campus.
Story by: Morgan Gerardi