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Internship Profiles

Karen Crum '13

Major: Communication Arts

Internship site: Agrivisions


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I am on various committees and involved in the Great Frederick Fair and the Farm Bureau and Young Farmers and Future Farmers of America. I found my own internship through my networking in the agriculture industry.

Successful internships don't have to be paid! Trust me, the experience and all of the networking you will do is well worth it, because it may lead to a future job. Internships are an outlet to get real world experience for credit, and a chance to make a long lasting impression on the employer, which can lead to employment or at least a great recommendation for any job for which you are applying. Internships are the real deal, but they are what you make them. The benefit or results of an internship will be dependent on the amount of hard work and time you put into it.

I learned so much and got to try a little bit of everything in communications. I wrote an article about sod farming in Maryland and it was published in the My Maryland magazine, I helped plan the annual Taste of Maryland Agriculture dinner and then watch it succeed. I've been to many committee meetings, lobbied with legislatures, wrote thank you notes, event invites, done public speaking and much more.

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Eric Diehl '14

Major: Computer Science

Internship site: Raytheon


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The career center is why I have had such amazing internship opportunities. I would urge anyone to take advantage of them as early as possible!

I've learned being a team player and working hard can go a long way, especially this early on in your career. Don't be afraid to ask for help or clarification on anything that you get stuck on, and do your best to absorb as much as possible while you're there.

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Bridgitte McCollgian '13

Major: Management

Internship site: FDIC

 

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When I was looking for internships I would do searches on Google or internship hiring websites, but the most important thing I did was make regular appointments at the Career Center. By keeping Nancy and Jill informed of my interests and my future goals, they were able to notify me about available opportunities. Not only did I keep my career counselors up-to-date but I also updated my professors.

My experiences also taught me how to effectively communicate within a professional environment. When students are in school environment they tend to talk in slang or slack on the grammar. It is important for students to know how to carry themselves well for success in the future.

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Chris Meehan '13

Major: Management

Internship site: Callos Companies

 

Stephanie Perkins '13

Major: Chemistry

Internship site: NCI

 

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My internship was in a laboratory research setting, so there were many obstacles to overcome every day. If you view the obstacles as failed experiments, the experience will become negative quickly. If you instead look at every obstacle as a chance to learn what went wrong, collaborate with others and think of new techniques and ideas to overcome the setback, the internship will become an amazing learning experience.

This lab internship gave me the opportunity to experience regenerative biology research firsthand, learn several techniques and concepts I would have otherwise never learned, allowed me to network with prominent scientists, and has opened many new doors for my future.

I would highly recommend that students take advantage of the career center services and participate in internships, particularly in fields they wish to pursue as a job after graduation

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Torie Sullivan '13

Major: Integrated Marketing Communications

Internship site: Flying Dog Brewery

 

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If you want to have a positive internship experience, or any experience at all, my number one rule is to be yourself. I know it sounds corny, cheesy or cliché, but it's true. Only after I allowed myself to relax and interact with my coworkers on a professional peer-to-peer manner did I fall into the rhythm of their workflow and how the whole operation comes together. Another big piece of advice is to speak up! Do not be afraid to ask questions if you don’t know how to do something, or if you don't fully understand the task at hand. A well-executed task that required some extra explaining is far more appreciated and valuable to a company than a botched job due to pride or fear (not asking for help!).

At my internship, I gained real-time experience in graphic design, which means deadlines! While a syllabus provides due dates, a deadline in the professional arena has much more significant rewards and consequences based on whether or not they are met. Collaboration is another big thing you find in an internship that you might not necessarily find in the classroom. When I'm at the brewery, people are constantly in and out of the office I share with my boss, collaborating on everything from packaging to website additions. Even if Adam (my boss) and I are not directly involved with a project, someone is bound to come in just to bounce ideas off of us. It's really awesome to feel like your feedback is sought after and appreciated by industry professionals you respect.

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Jasmine Woolard '13

Major: Biology

Internship site: Catoctin Creek Nature Center


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I learned a lot about animals and I am a visual learner so the hands-on approach really worked for me. I learned how to use a GPS for geocache and set up geocache stations for the campers that come in during the summer. My project was about the Geo-thermal system and the green roof that is on the building. I didn't even know green roofs existed and now I can pretty much tell anyone anything they need to know about them.

I'm very happy that I did an internship. Even though I didn't need one for my major I knew that the hard work and extra hours would be worth it. I've learned a lot about things I didn't even know I was interested in and I have broadened my knowledge of the types of careers I can pursue with my biology degree.

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Max Zarket '14

Major: Computer Science

Internship site: Experient

 

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I can't even begin to enumerate all of the things I have learned from my three weeks at Experient so far. It has been like opening the biggest book I have ever read. It is all extremely interesting it is has shown me that no matter how smart you think you are, you are a small bean sprout when you hit the real world. Even if you have a 4.0 GPA or something.

An internship is a great way to pick up some money, references and most of all, experience. There is so much to learn and if you are in the right field of study you won't feel like you are working at all. It should just be fun and interesting.

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