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