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