Assumption College Launches New Internship-in-Business Blog Web Site

By Alex Papastratis ’10
Public Affairs Intern

Reporting for newspapers and magazines, filming student profiles and writing for corporate and nonprofit web sites are just a few of the experiences Assumption students are blogging about on the college web site for their Internship-in-Business class.

Assumption students are on the cutting edge of business and technology as they write professional blogs on the college web site about their daily internship experiences. Students enrolled in the Internship-in-Business class are working at companies throughout Central Massachusetts including: the Worcester Business Journal, United Way, the Worcester Sharks, Worcester Magazine, American Cancer Society, City Living Magazine, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and others.

At the Worcester Business Journal, Assumption interns are writing articles and profiles about the top businesses and CEOs that are featured on the publication’s Web site. Interns working with the Worcester Sharks hockey team assist in creating marketing and sales campaigns, coordinating with sponsors, and promoting the youth hockey program. At the Worcester Chamber of Conference the interns are communicating with city businesses and planning and attending conferences and other events featuring some of Worcester’s top business leaders. All the students in the class are applying the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to contribute to the companies’ success – and gain professional experience.

“These internships are important because students produce a portfolio of their completed work, which is a valuable asset as they seek employment or graduate school admission,” says Arlene DeWitt, assistant professor of Organizational Communications and Marketing. “This professional blogging experience gives students a distinct advantage in the workplace because more and more companies realize the power of well-written, focused blogs.”

In addition to the hands-on work experience of 120 hours at an internship site, each student intern attends a weekly seminar with about 20 other interns to discuss and analyze management skills, organizational structures and culture, and to assess their career skills and competencies, work culture preferences, and risk tolerances.

Now our students can share their experiences with you in real time. To read our student internship blogs, please CLICK HERE.

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews