Internship Blogs Archive

Julie Morrison: Hanover Theatre

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At the Hanover Theatre office

Name: Julie Morrison
Hometown: Wellesley, MA
Major: English
Internship Sponsor: The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

 

As an intern in the Marketing Department at The Hanover Theatre, my responsibilities include: distributing promotional materials; coordinating media advertising placements; updating the website and social media accounts; fostering positive relationships with local businesses such as restaurant owners and advertisers; customizing online marketing and PR checklists for each new show; drafting press releases; tracking advertising and marketing expenses; gathering and filing information for marketing settlements; answering frequently asked questions and issues via email and phone contact; researching potential businesses for added advertisement; and coordinating continued progress on ongoing projects with other interns.

 

  Blog Entry:

 

As a marketing intern with the Hanover Theatre, I am gaining insight into the marketing side of theater performances and all of the background work that goes into making a theatre of this caliber work. The Hanover Theatre is a fast-paced environment with a small staff who work to make sure that each day at the Hanover presents us with new challenges.

 

As an English major, I have a strong background in writing and performance, so my skill set is used effectively in the drafting of press releases and articles. Recently, I updated the Hanover Theatre’s website to be more user-friendly and cohesive with the goal of boosting the site’s visitor count.

 

This internship is a great opportunity to learn every aspect of working for a theater organization, as well as a great way to meet new people and become involved in the Central Massachusetts community.

Mar 3, 2010

Julie Morrison: Hanover Theatre

Alexandra Scouras: Precision Marketing Group

At the Precision Marketing Group office
At the Precision Marketing Group office

 

Name: Alexandra Scouras
Hometown: Upton, MA
Major: Business Management
Internship Sponsor: Precision Marketing Group, LLC

Primary Responsibilities:

 

As an intern at Precision Marketing Group, LLC, my responsibilities include: researching new target markets for the company, creating a marketing list of potential clients, contacting and arranging speaking opportunities at local organizations, researching social media marketing, and helping with the Precision Marketing Group website conversion.

 

Blog Entry:

 

I have the opportunity to experience the small business world up close and personal and enjoy face-to-face interactions with employees and clients. This creates a more dynamic and exciting environment.

 

As an inbound marketing consultant, I apply the concepts and skills I acquired in my Principles of Marketing and Marketing Management courses. One of the main concepts is to thoroughly define the target market of a business. During my time with Precision Marketing Group, I have taken an in-depth look at the technology, manufacturing, and building service markets, where the company is looking to expand. This task was a huge eye opener to the vast amount of information available for the company to use for their research benefits.

 

I am also researching social media marketing. This area includes using Face Book, Twitter, and blogging to market a business. Many businesses have begun using these types of marketing to increase customer awareness. Precision Marketing Group wants to move into this area and offer these services to their clients.

 

Working with the Precision Marketing Group has allowed me to see what owning and operating a successful business entails. I have gained a great deal of new skills that I will take with me as I make my way into the real world.

Feb 23, 2010

Alexandra Scouras: Precision Marketing Group

Kevin Grayson: Aflac

At the Aflac office
At the Aflac office

Name: Kevin Grayson

Hometown: Tewksbury, MA

Major: Business Management

Internship Sponsor: Aflac (American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus)

 

Primary Responsibilities: My primary responsibility is to provide a basic understanding of Aflac insurance products to potential customers, and market these products. I will be responsible for: identifying potential business clients, establishing a sales plan, and conducting sales presentations. I will also be preparing for the accident, life, and health insurance license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 

As a Marketing Management intern at Aflac, I will be gaining hands-on experience in the world of sales and marketing. With the responsibilities that I have been handed, such as targeting and contacting potential customers and obtaining new accounts, I will be learning vital business communication and analytical skills

 

Blog Entry: I see this internship as a great opportunity for me to learn in an environment in which I essentially have nothing to lose, and everything to gain. What better situation could I find myself in? So with that, I will be making the most out of every day and every hour as a marketing management intern.

           

Since my first day at Aflac, I have been warmly accepted as a vital member of their team of sales associates. I plan on using my knowledge from my capstone marketing and management courses here at Assumption College to significantly contribute to the Aflac team, as well as being a focused student of the business environment that influences Aflac.

Feb 16, 2010

Kevin Grayson: Aflac

Lauren Reilly: 3Com Corporation

At the 3Com Corporation office

At the 3Com Corporation office

Name: Lauren Reilly
Hometown: Leominster, Massachusetts
Major: Accounting
Minor: Finance
Internship Sponsor: 3Com Corporation

  

Primary Responsibilities:
As a tax intern at 3Com Corporation, I am responsible for assisting the director and manager responsible for the company’s state and federal tax returns for the fiscal year ending in May of 2010. I am also assisting in the settlement of inter-company balances which require creating, maintaining, and updating several schedules on Excel.

 

 Blog Entry:
As a college junior, it is a scary idea to think about applying subjects I have learned in the classroom to a real world setting. This is especially scary as an accounting major.

 

I have been successful in completing projects because I have been given just the right amount of background information from my supervisors, which leaves plenty of room for me to return with questions. I have learned through this experience that having the ability to ask questions is the best way to understand the task at hand. I feel this quality is valuable in pursuing a career in the accounting industry.

 

I have worked on many projects that have required me to use Excel in a much greater capacity than I have in the past, and to learn new programs that relate to the company’s general ledger accounts. I have also participated in meetings to learn how individuals in my department relate to other professionals in the organization.

Feb 4, 2010

Lauren Reilly: 3Com Corporation

Kristen Hartka: Worcester Sharks

Interning for the Sharks
Interning for the Sharks

 

Name:  Kristen Hartka

Hometown:  Wilmington, MA

Major:  Organizational Communication

Location:  Worcester Sharks American Hockey League (AHL)

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

 

In addition to working every home game for the fall 2009 season, I have drafted and reviewed sponsorship proposals, updated the Sharks website, created Excel sheets to update customer information, coordinated a promotional campaign with local movie theaters to promote our January 31, 2010 game, worked with the Birthday Club and researched marketing tools to raise awareness and interest in the Sharks organization.

 

Blog Entry:

 

As a corporate sales/marketing intern with the Worcester Sharks, I have gained insight into the production of a sports organization. The Worcester Sharks is a fast-paced environment with a small staff so there are always tasks to accomplish for the day. I have worked in multiple departments helping with projects and preparing for home game operations. My classes in the Organizational Communication major, such as Interpersonal Communication and Strategic Managerial Communication, have prepared me to communicate effectively to be successful in this position.

 

This internship transcends the marketing field into public relations, community relations, and corporate partnership relations. It is a great opportunity to learn every aspect of working for a sports organization, as well as a great way to meet new people and become involved in the Central Massachusetts community.

Dec 14, 2009

Kristen Hartka: Worcester Sharks

Kristen Proscia: City Living Magazine

Name: Kristen Proscia
Hometown: Chelmsford, MA
Major: Marketing
Expected Year of Graduation: 2010
Internship Sponsor: City Living Magazine

 

Primary Responsibilities:
As a marketing intern for City Living Magazine, I am assigned multiple tasks, including: researching potential products to feature in upcoming issues, e-mailing and contacting PR companies, writing articles, researching local events, and building new contacts for the magazine. 

 

Blog Entry:
Being an intern for City Living Magazine, a part of CLM Media Inc., has allowed me to take the many lessons that I have learned in my marketing courses and apply them to the job. 

 

In my Marketing on the Internet course, I have been able to connect the concepts and ideas discussed and relate them to the work that I perform at City Living Magazine. Many of my assignments involve utilizing the internet as an important tool, either by researching upcoming events and new products that can be featured in the next issue, or contacting PR companies about products. This experience has provided me with a better understanding of how advertising agencies market their clients’ products to consumers on the worldwide web.

 

I have recently been assigned to write an article about high- end jewelry items for the holiday season that will be featured in the December/January issue. This gives me the opportunity to showcase my writing skills and add to my portfolio.

 

My internship has been a highly positive experience; I encourage all students to seek out an internship that interests them and take advantage of the Internship in Business course at Assumption College.

Dec 10, 2009

Kristen Proscia: City Living Magazine

Dan Bierfeldt: Worcester Business Journal

Name: Dan Bierfeldt
Hometown: Worcester, MA
Major: International Business/Spanish
Internship Sponsor: Worcester Business Journal

 

Primary Responsibilities:
As an intern in the Editorial Department at The Worcester Business Journal, my responsibilities include: compiling background research for staff writers, maintaining the website’s calendar of events, formulating regional briefs and press releases, and writing short articles covering a variety of business-related topics.

 

Blog Entry:
The thought of transitioning from 16 years as a student to being a professional is downright scary.  No amount of time in the classroom can replace the kind of practical knowledge that only comes from real experience.  My internship at the WBJ has acted as a litmus test to help me gauge where I am in terms of being ready for this next big transition, and has eased some of the stress that goes along with it.

 
Being successful early in your career is all about turning theory into practice.  On my very first day I was asked to format a fairly complex spreadsheet using Excel.  This would have been a nearly impossible task to do by myself, had I not already spent many hours studying this exact program for my Computer Science course.

 

As a business major, I have been introduced to countless theories about managerial techniques.  I was pleased, and somewhat surprised, to find that it was possible to clearly and unambiguously identify the use of some of these management techniques and leadership styles at my internship site.  It is refreshing to know that my theoretical knowledge base has actual relevance in the real world.

Dec 7, 2009

Dan Bierfeldt: Worcester Business Journal

Ashley Proietti: American Cancer Society

At the American Cancer Society office
At the American Cancer Society office

Name: Ashley Proietti
Hometown: Lunenburg, MA
Major: Management
Expected year of graduation: 2010
Internship Sponsor: American Cancer Society

 

Blog Entry:

Interning with the American Cancer Society is a life changing and irreplaceable experience.  It has given me the opportunity to help people suffering with cancer by using the communication and research skills I have learned in the classroom.

 

I have gathered a variety of research for the upcoming endurance events of “Spin for Hope” and “Bikes Battling Cancer”.  The research I find and organize will be used to plan and execute these upcoming events in the spring. I will be able to see all my work for “Bikes Battling Cancer” and “Spin for Hope” come together.  I also perform telemarketing.  I call gyms and bike shops in the New England area to recruit volunteers and participants for events.

 

Having this internship has given me a chance to demonstrate my skills, knowledge, and confidence; build my resume and create a portfolio.  These elements are extremely important to succeed in the increasingly competitive world of business.

Dec 4, 2009

Ashley Proietti: American Cancer Society

Drew Guarino: Assumption College Admissions Office

Filming a Video for Admissions

Filming a Video for Admissions

Name: Drew Guarino
Hometown: Reading, MA
Major: Organizational Communication
Expected Year of Graduation: 2010
Internship Sponsor: Assumption College Admissions Office

 

 

Primary Responsibilities

As the Assumption College Enrollment Management Intern, I am responsible for representing Assumption at high school and college fairs.  I assist at Saturday informational sessions for prospective students and their families, as well as conduct interviews with potential students.  I also help manage the Accepted Students web site.

 

 

  

Blog Entry

My internship has been an excellent opportunity for me to showcase what I have learned at Assumption.  I am able to see the concepts that have been discussed in classes applied in a real work environment.  My organizational communication background has provided me with the necessary tools to develop as a worker in a dynamic organization.

 

In Communication Theory, we discussed communication theories and principles in business environments. Determining how to effectively organize my thoughts and relay them to a prospective student is apparent in my student interviews.  The Admissions Office takes my impressions of students seriously and even includes my interview notes in these student applications. 

 

Currently, I am enrolled in the Business Internship class where we analyze the organizational culture of a company.  At the Admissions Office, I feel like a natural fit. The organization prides itself on teamwork and creativity and as a result, I have flourished. It is a great feeling to know that my opinion is valued in the effort to get students interested in attending Assumption College.

 

My experience at the Admissions Office has made me realize that I would like to work for a college upon graduation. With my unique views of the college admissions process as a high school student, college student, and now as an Enrollment Management Intern, I have a complete perspective of Admissions work.

Dec 4, 2009

Drew Guarino: Assumption College Admissions Office

Alex Papastratis: Assumption College Office of Public Affairs

Editing a video for the Office of Public Affairs

Editing a video for the Office of Public Affairs

 

Name: Alex Papastratis
Hometown: Branford, CT
Major: Organizational Communications
Expected Year of Graduation: 2010
Internship Sponsor: Office of Public Affairs at Assumption College

 

Primary Responsibilities:
As an intern in the Public Affairs Office, my responsibilities include: filming and editing short films for admissions and campus events; writing press releases, public service announcements, student profiles for the college website; and evaluating and updating the college Facebook page.

 

Blog Entry:
My internship at the Public Affairs Office has allowed me to use the knowledge and skills I’ve learned in my classes in a real-world working environment.

 

As an Organizational Communications major, the courses I have taken in business writing have given me great preparation for the articles and press releases I write on a daily basis. Classes like Strategic Managerial Communication have given me the verbal proficiency to speak effectively with members of the media and high level administrators at the college.

 

Working in the Public Affairs Office, I have had the opportunity to explore my passion for film by working on several short films such as a video featuring students and faculty about the top ten reasons to apply to Assumption. I’ve also done filming and editing of campus events for the website.

 
Interning has given me a taste of what it is like to work in a real organization and to find out what my preferences are for managerial style and organizational structure. This experience has made the concepts I’ve learned in the classroom seem so much more relevant, clear, and important.

Nov 19, 2009

Alex Papastratis: Assumption College Office of Public Affairs

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