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Category Archives: Business Information Systems
Expected Graduation Date: May 2016
Double Major: Business Administration and Business Information Systems
Employer: Webster Bank
Internship Title: Investment Intern
Do you love money? Have you always had an interest in customer service and assisting people with investment opportunities? John Maura, a junior as well as a double major in business administration and business information systems, could have had your ideal internship.
Maura’s Investment internship was at Webster Bank in Waterbury, CT, which he found with help from the Center for Internships and Career Development; a process he highly recommends. Some of the responsibilities that Maura had were the following: to understand different types of investment products, review deposit and investment books, analyze data to identify accounts and contact former clients with new investment opportunities.
“This internship relates to my career goals because finance is my concentration that I’m studying and this internship puts you right in the heart of finance. It’s a subject that I am really interested in and am eager to learn more as I continue the internship,” said Maura.
Are you thinking about applying for an internship? The Center for Internships and Career Development is located on the second floor of the Wood Support Services building of Eastern’s campus. Student find opportunities to get the experience they need to graduate college and to build on what could be a successful future.
“My advice to a student seeking an internship would be to be pro-active with your search and network with everyone possible. Make a lasting impression, and most importantly visit Career Development because they offer all of the products and services needed to get an interview and nail it,” said Maura.
Story submitted by Aidan Sherman
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
Hard 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