Internship Blogs Archive

Cori Schollard: AspenCross Financial Group

At the AspenCross Financial office

At the AspenCross Financial office

 

Name: Cori Schollard
Hometown: Oxford, MA
Major: Marketing
Internship Sponsor: AspenCross Financial

 

Primary Responsibilities: As in intern at AspenCross Financial, I work directly with the Marketing Manager on marketing projects. My primary responsibilities include: researching information on towns to produce books that representatives use for marketing purposes, creating designs for fliers, and inputting data for recruiting processes and for client broker changes.

 

Blog Entry: Working at AspenCross Financial has given me a real feel for what it is like to work in a business environment, and has shown me what a marketing manager does on the job every day. I have learned to take a marketing project and work on it independently. I have also been able to gain new skills in researching and working with Excel.

 

I have worked independently while researching information on towns to produce books that representatives use when they are targeting potential clients. The book is composed of a lot of information and data so it is a significant project. It has taught me to come into work and be independent in knowing what needs to get done. When I have completed a book, I feel a great sense of accomplishment.

Apr 13, 2010

Cori Schollard: AspenCross Financial Group

Melissa Cinar: Worcester Business Journal

At the Worcester Business Journal
At the Worcester Business Journal

 

Name: Melissa Cinar
Hometown: Belmont, MA
Major: Marketing
Internship Sponsor: Worcester Business Journal (WBJ)

 

Primary Responsibilities:
As an intern in the Editorial and Marketing Departments at the Worcester Business Journal, my responsibilities include: formulating briefs about press releases, updating the calendar of events and spreadsheets, collecting data, preparing media kits for potential sponsors, and helping my supervisors with upcoming events.

 

Blog Entry:
The Worcester Business Journal is a friendly environment that has allowed me to apply the knowledge and skills that I have acquired at Assumption College. Working in both the Editorial Department and Marketing and Events Department has given me the chance to see what goes into a large production like the Worcester Business Journal.  I have been able to watch the many steps in all of the departments that collaborate to make the paper and business events successful.

 

One of my first tasks at my internship was to go through recent press releases that they had received and formulate briefs that would appear in the upcoming paper. At first I was nervous, knowing that my work would be part of such a well-known newspaper. However, after receiving the first publication copy of the paper with my contributions, I felt a sense of accomplishment and that my work was valued and important.  I will be able to use my experience at this internship and the networking resources that I have gained to further my career in the marketing field.

Apr 12, 2010

Melissa Cinar: Worcester Business Journal

Amy Looney: AspenCross Financial Group

amy1

At the AspenCross Financial Group office

 

Name: Amy Looney
Hometown: Wakefield, MA
Major: Organizational Communication
Internship Sponsor: AspenCross Financial Group, Member of the John Hancock Financial Network

 

Primary Responsibilities: As a marketing intern, I work closely with the marketing manager for AspenCross and the financial advisors. I am responsible for: creating seminar booklets, town research guides for new agents and personal information packets for existing clients, as well as other small projects. I have composed Excel sheets to update client information and have done extensive market research for advisors before they enter a new market.   
 
Blog Entry: This internship gives me the opportunity to experience the “real work world” which we, as seniors, will all be entering soon.
 
It was one of my first days at AspenCross and I was a little nervous, rightfully so, when my supervisor asked me to research a new target market for an agent who was entering a new market. With my business and marketing classes I have taken, I felt comfortable to complete this job. I feel prepared to enter the workforce because as each day passes at my internship, I use concepts and ideas that I have learned in the classroom.
 
My responsibilities do not stop at marketing. I have been asked to proofread and edit memos for financial advisors. While doing this I could not help but think about my Business and Technical Writing class that I took last semester where I learned how to format and write all types of business memos.
 
I also get a sense of accomplishment when I see the CEO and upper level managers in the company using my seminar books that I, as an intern, developed and put together. This internship is giving me the hands-on experience that is essential for entering the workforce.

Apr 6, 2010

Amy Looney: AspenCross Financial Group

Gina Souza: Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

Souza1

At the the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

 

Name: Gina Souza
Hometown: Lunenburg, MA
Major: Marketing
Internship Sponsor: Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

 

Primary Responsibilities:
It’s always busy being a Marketing & Communications intern. My everyday activities include everything from writing and editing articles for the Chamber’s newsletter and press releases, to developing surveys and contacting members for market research. I also help market upcoming events through email blasts and postings on the Chamber’s website.

 

Blog Entry:
Aside from what I do on a day-to-day basis, I get the unique opportunity to attend all of the Chamber events which include informational events about topics such as health care and insurance. I also attend networking events such as Business After Hours which are held at restaurants throughout the Worcester regional area. At those events I meet business people from some of Worcester’s most prominent organizations and hear them share their stories. I also attend events like the Breakfast Club which honors companies for great achievements and milestones. At the most recent event, I event had the opportunity to meet the president of the Boston Celtics!

 

My internship with the Chamber is an exciting way to obtain hands-on experience in marketing and publicizing a business. I use tools such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, as well as programs that are completely new to me such as WordPress and Zoomerang. It’s a job that changes every day depending on what’s happening within the business, and I feel like I’m constantly developing my skills within the workplace. I can’t wait to apply all this knowledge to a job in the real world.

Apr 6, 2010

Gina Souza: Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

Maureen Reynolds: Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG)

mreynolds1

Interning for Enterprise Strategy Group

 

Name: Maureen Reynolds
Hometown: Louisville, Colorado

Major: Organizational Communication
Internship Sponsor: Enterprise Strategy Group, (ESG)

 

Primary Responsibilities:
As a production intern at Enterprise Strategy Group, my responsibilities include: updating the website, checking the accuracy of content on the website, editing reports that need updated information or redone graphics, and collaborating with members of the Production Department and analysts at ESG regarding what information should be on the website.

 

Blog Entry:
At ESG I have been able to see how a real business is run.  From my work I have been given the opportunity to see what goes into managing and maintaining a website.  As an Organizational Communication major, I understand the importance of a website to a company and how it is a main channel of communication between the company and their constituencies. 

 

I have been given the opportunity to learn and gain proficiency in 4 computer application programs.  I have increased my knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, such as learning ways to format reports with new templates.  I have also learned how to work with MOSS, which is a database that allows for easy accessibility for the company to keep up-to-date detailed management of all the reports.  In addition, I have learned to use WordPress to upload reports, edit categories and tags, use html formatting correctly and insert images.  Finally, I learned how to use the Snagit program to work on formatting images correctly so they appear clearly on the website.

 

As I begin to wrap up my college career, this internship has prepared me for a professional future by giving me competency in advanced computer programs.

Apr 6, 2010

Maureen Reynolds: Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG)

Laurie Hardy: Central Massachussetts Convention Center and Visitors Bureau

At the Central Massachussetts Convention Center and Visitors Bureau

At the Central Massachussetts Convention Center and Visitors Bureau

Name: Laurie Hardy
Hometown, State: Norwood, Massachusetts
Major: Management
Internship sponsor: Central Massachusetts Convention Center and Visitors Bureau (CMCVB)

 

As an intern at CMCVB my primary responsibilities include: Marketing and promoting Central Massachusetts as the ideal tourist destination, establishing and maintaining relationships with and among businesses of Central Massachusetts, and supporting the businesses of Central Massachusetts by:

  • Coordinating networking events and informational seminars
  • Providing affordable advertising opportunities

Blog Entry:

 

As an intern at the Central Massachusetts Visitors Bureau, I have encountered many situations where I have needed to effectively communicate with fellow employees and clients. Recently, I was assigned the task of selling advertising packages to clients. In order to make a successful sale, I needed to develop a strong, concise, sales pitch that encompassed all of CMCVB’s advertising benefits. Although sales are tough in this economy, I was able to interest many of our members in purchasing advertising packages. I left my day at CMCVB feeling a strong sense of my achievement.

 

This sense of achievement furthered my interest in sales and made me feel confident in pursuing a career in a competitive sales environment. Through my internship experience, I have learned that a strong work ethic, determination, and communication skills are essential to be successful in not only sales, but in any career path I choose to pursue.

Mar 26, 2010

Laurie Hardy: Central Massachussetts Convention Center and Visitors Bureau

Matthew Garlin: Panicshower.com

Garlin1

Interning for Panicshower.com

Name: Matthew Garlin
Hometown: Beverly, MA
Major: Organizational Communications
Internship Sponsor: Panicshower.com

 

Primary Responsibilities:

 

Panicshower.com is an online film production company which was founded by an Assumption graduate.  I have drafted a new mission statement to focus the company. I have also written numerous press releases and targeted them to various media channels to help publicize the company. I am working to build interest in the film company here at Assumption and to develop a constituency base.

 

Blog Entry:

 

Working as a publicist for an online film company, I have learned what it takes to really make it in any kind of career field. I have found that it’s not as easy as I figured. It required me to be on my game and know what I want and need to do. I have found that I can’t just do adequate work and that it will be approved. One of those moments came when I got my press release back and was told to rewrite it. I find that I have more understanding, as well as knowledge, about who I have to be if I want to pursue a career as a publicist.

Mar 23, 2010

Matthew Garlin: Panicshower.com

Tim Asselin: Aflac

At the Aflac office

At the Aflac office

 

Name: Tim Asselin
Hometown: Springfield, MA
Major: Business Management
Internship Sponsor: Aflac

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

 
To provide a basic understanding of Aflac insurance products to potential customers and to market these products. I am responsible for: identifying potential business clients, establishing a sales plan and conducting sales presentations. I will also prepare for the accident, life, and health insurance license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 
Blog Entry:

 
At Aflac, I have been introduced to a whole new experience. I have been able to take the knowledge I have learned in my Marketing on the Internet course here at Assumption and transfer these skills to my internship. I have been able to use strategies such as targeted e-marketing to find and reach new potential customers. My internship is a real world experience that  complements my classroom experience.

 

I am viewed as an employee in the office; my workload is very similar to sales associates. Everyone in the office is very nice and more than willing to assist me.

Mar 22, 2010

Tim Asselin: Aflac

Michael Smith: Assumption College Office of Public Affairs

At the Assumption College Public Affairs office

At the Assumption College Public Affairs office

 

Name: Michael Smith
Hometown: Worcester, MA
Major: Management
Internship Sponsor: Assumption College Public Affairs Office

 

Primary Responsibilities:

 
At the Office of Public Affairs, I am responsible for researching and writing articles, profiles and press releases for the Assumption website and magazine. This job also requires me to interview fellow students, faculty and alumni, as well as coordinate various projects and events that take place around campus and in the Worcester community.

 
Blog Entry:

 
This internship at the Office of Public Affairs has been a great way to gain hands-on experience and actually apply class concepts outside of the classroom. As a management major and mathematics minor, I am now getting a chance to also develop my English, writing and communication abilities. Communication skills learned during my marketing and management classes have allowed me to conduct meaningful interviews with fellow students and faculty, and to keep the audience interested and attentive when speaking. These skills also have allowed me to clearly define the target audience, and to write articles/profiles for publication with clarity and conciseness, making every single word valuable.

 
It is not about just getting through my day of work; my internship is valuable because it allows me to diversify myself and become flexible. I look forward to my internship because there are so many beneficial skills that I take away from the experience.

Mar 19, 2010

Michael Smith: Assumption College Office of Public Affairs

Nathan Wakefield: Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

At the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce office

At the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce office

Name: Nathan Wakefield
Hometown: Walpole, MA
Major: Marketing
Internship Sponsor: Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

 

As a marketing and communication intern at the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, my responsibilities include: writing, editing, and designing press releases, blast emails, website spotlights, newsletters, fliers, programs, brochures, the membership directory, and other miscellaneous materials.  I continually update the chamber website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.  I have also been responsible for conducting a telemarketing survey designed to stretch the reach  and improve the functions of the chamber.

 
Blog Entry:

 
While working with the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, I have seen first hand what being a marketing and communications professional entails.  There are many tasks and projects (listed above) and I have been given a lot of autonomy and responsibility.

 
I have been able to use knowledge I have learned in marketing management, public relations, business research, and  communication courses to complete my job assignments and to develop relationships with Worcester business professionals  and the wider business communities.

 
This internship is an added dimension of my Assumption College education which will continue to mold me into a successful business professional.

Mar 18, 2010

Nathan Wakefield: Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

Pages