Internship Blogs Archive

Shayne Saulnier: Tommy Doyle’s LLC/Celtic Partnership

Interning at Tommy Doyle’s LLC/Celtic Partnership

Interning at Tommy Doyle’s LLC/Celtic Partnership

 

Name: Shayne Saulnier
Hometown: Somerville, MA
Major: Organizational Communication
Internship Sponsor: Tommy Doyle’s LLC/Celtic Partnership

 

Primary Responsibilities: As an intern with upper level management at Tommy Doyle’s and the Celtic Partnership, I have been responsible for: the development of a weekly inventory system that reveals consumption, basic accounting- including the daily balancing of house money, weekly orders of all beverages, maintenance of the desired GP of sales, as well as the day-to-day operations of the business.

 

Blog Entry: Having the opportunity to intern for Tommy Doyle’s/Celtic Partnership has been a very worthwhile experience because restaurant management  is a possible career path.   I am receiving hands-on experience in managing a business which will ultimately help me decide if this career path is right for me.

 

I was given the developmental task of creating an inventory system using Microsoft Excel.  The completion of this task has made me feel that I have personally made a contribution that adds value to the business as a whole. I have learned how to manage resources to produce maximum profitability, as well as the proper way to efficiently maintain inventory, which helps keep costs moderate.

 

I value this internship and the experience I am getting will strengthen my management performance if I choose to follow this career path after graduation.

Nov 1, 2010

Shayne Saulnier: Tommy Doyle’s LLC/Celtic Partnership

Jessica Wolter: RDW Group Inc.

Interning at RDW Group Inc.
Interning at RDW Group Inc.

 

Name: Jessica Wolter
Hometown: Stonington, CT
Major: Organizational Communications
Internship Sponsor: RDW Group Inc.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

As a public relations intern at RDW Group, I am responsible for tasks such as: press releases, research, media lists, e-newsletters and projects for specific clients. My primary client is the Worcester Art Museum (WAM). RDW Group is the public relations, marketing and graphic design innovators for WAM and it is my job to focus on the “doing” or implementation part — such as writing press releases for upcoming events. These tasks play a large role in getting the word out to customers who would attend these events or media who would want to write about them.

 

Blog Entry:

Working for RDW Group has been a great experience. The people I work for are professional and treat me like an employee. My supervisor had confidence in my written communication skills and right away gave me substantial projects to work on, such as writing press releases and the e-newsletter. 

 

Although I was nervous to start the internship, I knew it would be very helpful to me in the long run. I have learned the basics of public relations that I will use when I graduate in an entry-level position in public relations. After working with professionals in the field I am most apt to pursue, I am confident that when I graduate from Assumption, I will succeed with any firm I choose.

 

I am now a more focused, organized, enthusiastic student because I know my experience as an intern has helped me to grow in these areas. I am more confident than ever that I will succeed in the future.

Oct 18, 2010

Jessica Wolter: RDW Group Inc.

Ariel Scorpio: American Cancer Society

Interning at the American Cancer Society

Interning at the American Cancer Society

 

Name: Ariel Scorpio
Hometown: Chepachet, Rhode Island
Major: Business Management
Minors: Spanish and Economics
Internship Sponsor: American Cancer Society

 

Primary Responsibilities:
I am the marketing intern for Endurance Events at the American Cancer Society (ACS). I am responsible for developing the entire Relay for Life event at Assumption and the Hope on the Slopes event across New England. I assist with research and promotional ideas to guarantee that these events contribute to fundraising for the ACS goal of finding a cure for cancer.

 

Blog Entry:
My internship at ACS has allowed me to engage in strategic planning. I have discovered the significance of networking with individuals within and outside the ACS organization. For example, my meeting with Campus Ministry at Assumption College resulted in a Candlelight Mass to be held in honor of the messages that ACS embodies. The establishment of this professional relationship has produced outcomes beyond my expectations. I am also working with Student Activities and the Campus Activities Board to promote the Relay for Life event on campus.

 

Each fundraiser requires specific research to determine how the organization will be able to position itself in a new market. In addition, I have applied various endorsement ideas to attract participants and volunteers to these events. For instance, I am thinking of prizes that would attract the Assumption College student to participate in Relay for Life. Ideas include gift certificates to Target, Blue Jeans, and Wings over Worcester.

 

While working for a non-profit organization is a rewarding experience, it can be difficult to seek donations for sponsors. Even when donors are not reliable, I have still pushed forward by remembering the importance of the ACS goals. ACS is dedicated to saving lives, eliminating cancer, and reducing suffering caused by this disease.

Oct 14, 2010

Ariel Scorpio: American Cancer Society

Caitlin DeFerrari: Patelligence LLC.

At Patelligence LLC.

At Patelligence LLC.

 

Name: Caitlin DeFerrari
Hometown: Tewksbury, MA
Major: Marketing
Minor: Psychology
Internship Sponsor: Patelligence LLC.

 

Primary Responsibilities: My primary responsibilities include: managing all social media for the company on a daily basis, writing weekly blogs for the company and their client websites, creating advertisements and assisting in market research. My internship has also given me the opportunity to learn the field of Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and to view and analyze the results of my market research efforts.

 

Blog Entry:

 

My experience with Patelligence has been very rewarding. Coming into this internship I knew I would gain valuable experience, but I could not imagine how many opportunities I would have to apply my communication/marketing skills and knowledge.

 

By the end of the first week, I sat in on the company’s creative brainstorming sessions and offered my opinions and suggestions for projects such as revising the company’s strategic marketing plan and the design of our new company logo.

 

By the end of the second week, I researched and and developed a target market for a mass email advertisement.

 

By the third week, I designed the email campaign by myself. I was taught to use programs that analyze and provide feedback on this email campaign.  The results showed success.  Our campaign reached 2,149 email accounts, and had a click-through rate of 5%, beating the industry average of 2.5%.  These results are seen in the chart in my blog picture.

 

Patelligence has given me the opportunity to gain real-world marketing experience. I have been able to work side-by- side and exchange ideas with graphic designers, web developers, and experienced Fortune 500 marketing professionals.

 

I will walk away from this internship with a portfolio of writing samples, email campaigns, and an internet marketing experience that will not only build my resume – but will have kick-started my career in marketing.

Oct 6, 2010

Caitlin DeFerrari: Patelligence LLC.

Austin Potter: Small Business Service Bureau (SBSB)

Interning for the Small Business Service Bureau

Interning for the Small Business Service Bureau

 

Name: Austin Potter
Hometown: Cheshire, Connecticut
Major: Management
Minor: Chemistry
Internship Sponsor: Small Business Service Bureau (SBSB)

 

Primary Responsibilities:
As the Research Marketing Analyst Intern for the SBSB, I work in the Marketing and Legislative Affairs Department which develops web-based and print marketing communications material. I assist the Founder/Chairman in developing and writing news releases based on SBSB survey data and current news stories. My primary responsibilities are to: track legislation and write small business issue briefs, monitor online intelligence, help to develop online advertisements for the SBSB Bulletin, and help to develop and implement Social Media plans.

 
Blog Entry:
With plans to attend graduate school for an MBA in Health Care Management, I have the opportunity to follow legislative affairs in Health Care Reform that affects small business. Working side by side with the Founder & Chairman, Mr. Carroll, I have had the opportunity to study the politics that will greatly affect our entire health care system.

 
I am fortunate to have this internship experience because it is so closely related to my professional interests. With this internship, I have recently found that I may be most interested in a career that mixes my interest in healthcare with my experience in student government/government relations. I would like to pursue the position of Government and Community Relations in either a hospital or health insurance agency. 

 
This new career objective has developed through assisting the marketing department in putting together their monthly ballot and bulletin that is sent out to all of their members around the world. These documents inform their members on what hot topics are beings discussed on Capitol Hill. Having already interned at a hospital this past summer, this opportunity at the SBSB will further prepare me for my graduate studies.

Apr 26, 2010

Austin Potter: Small Business Service Bureau (SBSB)

Kristin Walsh: American Cancer Society

Interning for the American Cancer Society

Interning for the American Cancer Society

 

Name: Kristin Elizabeth Walsh
Hometown: Simsbury, CT
Major: Organizational Communication
Internship Sponsor: American Cancer Society

 
Primary Responsibilities:

As the American Cancer Society Marketing Intern for Endurance Events, I play a vital role in the coordination of details for two major events in New England. I ensure these events are exciting and successful through the development of a network of participants and volunteers. I assist, manage, recruit, explore and research all possible ways to promote our events and publicize our company name and reputation. The success of planning these events is vital for cancer research and treatment.

 
Blog Entry:

While interning for a non-profit organization, I have had the opportunity to work alongside my supervisor on a major fundraising event; Bicycles Battling Cancer.

 
I have experienced the tricky art of requesting donations, the satisfaction of participating in an advertising meeting with a major sponsor, and the challenges that come with recruiting and communicating in an influential manner. With these experiences I have learned to always be organized, to speak effectively and respectfully, and to never, under any circumstances, give up!

 
It is a pure joy to have developed positive relationships, both internally and externally, through the American Cancer Society. I now understand the importance of communication and the results that can come from communicating successfully. I look forward to graduating this spring with confidence and commitment.

Apr 26, 2010

Kristin Walsh: American Cancer Society

Katie DiCioccio: Assumption College Office of Public Affairs

Interning for the Assumption College Public Affairs Office
Interning for the Assumption College Public Affairs Office

 

Name: Katie DiCioccio
Hometown: Wappingers Falls, New York
Major: Organizational Communication
Internship Sponsor: Assumption College Public Affairs Office

 

Primary Responsibilities:

 My internship semester has given me the opportunity to develop a strong career portfolio of writing samples and projects with faculty profile pieces, media alerts, memos, advertising mailings and press releases. This internship also requires me to interview fellow students, faculty and alumni, as well as attend strategic meetings to coordinate upcoming campus events and publications.

 

Blog Entry:
Being able to intern in the Public Affairs Office at Assumption College has given me a valuable opportunity to utilize and expand my professional writing and verbal communication skills.

 
My main role in the office is to prepare for the college’s upcoming production of OLIVER! With the performances quickly approaching, I have been working on promotional tools as well as the playbill to make this show as large of a success as possible.

 

Because I am extremely busy as an intern, I have experienced a deep need to multi-task on my many different projects for the Public Affairs Office. As hectic as this has become, it always leads to a fulfilling feeling at the end of each workday from knowing I have added value to the mission of the college.

Apr 23, 2010

Katie DiCioccio: Assumption College Office of Public Affairs

Christiana Fabiano: Worcester Business Journal

At the Worcester Business Journal
At the Worcester Business Journal

 

Name: Christina Fabiano
Hometown: Westwood, MA
Major: Marketing
Expected Year of Graduation: 2010
Internship Sponsor: The Worcester Business Journal (WBJ)

 
Primary Responsibilities:

At the Worcester Business Journal I have had the opportunity to work in both the Editorial Department and the Marketing and Events Department. My primary responsibilities in each department include: collecting and compiling data into spreadsheets or Magazine Manager, creating media kits, updating the website’s events calendar, researching information for the newspaper and working at business events. I was even assigned the task to write a brief article.

 
Blog Entry:

My experience at the WBJ has been a fulfilling one. I have seen firsthand all the time and effort that goes into planning business events and the networking opportunities that come along with them.

 

Initially, I was scheduled to intern for the Marketing and Events Department, however I was also provided the opportunity to work in the Editorial Department for half of the semester. I am grateful for the chance to have done so because it sparked an interest in writing that I would not have explored had I not done this internship.

 

Having an article published was a highlight experience at the WBJ. I  researched and wrote about the topic of Employee Engagement. In today’s business world, top management is becoming more aware of the importance of employee engagement and how vital it is to becoming a successful company. In the article, I offered tips for companies to follow that will help foster better employee interaction, along with quotes from successful business leaders. I am grateful for this internship opportunity and now feel more confident as I step into the real world.

Apr 23, 2010

Christiana Fabiano: Worcester Business Journal

Bronson Zawaduk: AspenCross Financial Group

At the AspenCross Financial Office
At the AspenCross Financial office

 

Name: Bronson Zawaduk
Hometown: Truro, MA
Major: Business Management
Minor: Marketing
Internship Sponsor: Aspen Cross Financial Group, Member of the John Hancock Network

 

Primary Responsibilities:
As a Marketing Intern, I work in a contiguous manner with the Director of Marketing in identifying, researching and analyzing target market opportunities for the agency. My primary responsibilities are: assisting in the design and implementation of strategic marketing plans and public relations that effectively promote the agency in specific target markets.

 

Blog Entry:
Stepping into the business world for the first time at AspenCross, I had no idea what to expect. I had mixed emotions of excitement and nervousness. I was nervous to see if my decision in choosing a career in business would be the right decision for me.

 

Thrillingly, I believe I did make the right choice to be in the business environment because I like the aspect of the work itself and the feeling of a sense of accomplishment. This decision has paid off very well because I am feeling confident about getting a job. I feel that I am much more prepared and have developed greater knowledge, technical skills and confidence as a result of my internship.

 

By interning at AspenCross and entering into the “real world”, I have come to realize that material and text in classrooms can only take you so far and that the business environment is a completely different realm. I am gaining a broader education by completing detailed business projects and learning distinctive material that you cannot learn in a classroom. I work with computer programs that are specifically designed for business companies including Smart Office. I am also gaining technical skills by using programs such as Microsoft Excel at advanced levels.

Apr 20, 2010

Bronson Zawaduk: AspenCross Financial Group

Caron Grealish: Clear Channel Worcester WSRS/WTAG

At the Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce Open for Business Expo
At the Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce Open for Business Expo

 

Name: Caron Grealish
Hometown: North Attleboro, MA
Major: Marketing
Internship Sponsor: Clear Channel Worcester WSRS/WTAG

 

Primary Responsibilities:
At my internship I have learned about many aspects of the radio-media world. .  My main responsibility is the coordination of a station sponsorship which entails organizing an advertisement trade agreement and planning for station give-aways at the event.

 
I am in charge of keeping the budget charts up-to-date and creating prize sheets for on-air winners.  I have also developed radio commercials for advertisers.

 

Blog Entry:
My internship at Clear Channel Worcester has provided me with the opportunity to assess the capabilities I possess so that I can be successful in a business environment.  The internship has also provided me with personal insights about the necessity of adapting quickly within an organization.

 
I worked with the Sales Department and assisted many of the sales reps with background market research.  Learning more about the behind-the-scenes aspect showed me that sales is not my strong suit.

 
I was then assigned to coordinate tasks for the Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce Expo event.  This opportunity made me realize that I am much more interested in planning and coordinating.

 
When I started this internship I was unsure of where in the field of marketing I wanted to specialize; during my time at Clear Channel I have developed a feel for my skills, knowledge and confidence level.

Apr 19, 2010

Caron Grealish: Clear Channel Worcester WSRS/WTAG

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