How to turn your internship into a job offer
Topic: Turn your internship into a job
One of the best ways for a student to increase their chances of landing a job after college is by doing internships! Many companies prefer to hire internally, so getting your name and work ethic known among the hiring managers could very well lead to a job offer when you graduate. We've compiled some of the best pieces of alumni advice for how...
Curator, Rock Ford Plantation
Topic: Seek Out Opportunity In Person
Sarah is a curator at the Rock Ford Plantation in Lancaster, PA. On any given day she could be monitoring and cleaning the collection, coordinating the volunteer force, creating the educational programming, or giving tours herself!
History (Bachelor), Museum Studies (Masters)
Petroleum Geologist, Chevron
Topic: Ability To Present Information
Rick is a Petroleum Geologist with Chevron, one of the world's largest energy corporations. Rick explains how his job is to investigate petroleum source rocks and their hydrocarbon reservoirs and decides whether or not the company should drill in specific locations based on the conditions of the hydrocarbons and their reservoirs!
Earth Sciences (Bachelor), Geoscience (Bachelor), Geology (Doctorate)
City: Moon Township
Executive Team Leader of Guest Experience, Target
Topic: Always Bring Your "A" Game
Allie is an Executive Team Leader of Guest Experience for Target. On a daily basis she is charged with inspiring and motivating her team to ensure customers ("guests" at Target) have the best experience possible.
Psychology (Bachelor), Business Management (Bachelor)
Technology Program Manager for New Product Development, GE
Topic: Internships Are Long Job Interviews
John is the Technology Program Manager for New Product Development at General Electric. From circuit breakers to transformers, his division focuses on electrical distribution equipment. As a recruiter for his company, John also gives great advice for students heading to their first career fair!
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor)
Specialty Sales Analyst, Coty Cosmetics
Topic: Convincing Your Manager
Michelle is a Specialty Sales Analyst with Coty Cosmetics in New York City. Her main daily responsibilities include getting rid of the excess and obsolete products from her company's line. Find out how Michelle leveraged her internships to land the successful career she has today!
French (Bachelor), Marketing (Bachelor)
City: New York
State: New York
Director of Outreach and Development, Non-Profit
Topic: Take On Optional Tasks
Caitlin is the Director of Outreach and Development for the Starlight Children's Foundation mid-Atlantic division. The foundation ensures that children will feel comfortable and "at home" when they are in the hospital. Caitlin's main task is fundraising for the nonprofit as well as keeping the foundation's social media pages and public...
Marketing (Bachelor), Public Relations (Bachelor)
State: District of Columbia
Stephanie Ayanian, Documentary Film Producer
Topic: Unpaid Internships Are Valuable
Stephanie is a documentary film producer. After earning her undergraduate degree in Film and Video from Penn State, Stephanie left for California and worked in production for the "X Games" for three years. With a slow film production market and a desire to teach, Stephanie turned to education, teaching 5th graders at a local private school....
Film and Media Arts (Masters), Film and Video (Bachelor)
Chief Audit Executive, GE Capital
Topic: Take Time To Explore
Christina is the Chief Audit Executive for GE Capital. With teams dispatched worldwide, Christina spends much of her time traveling and coordinating international meetings. Check it out now!
Finance (Bachelor), International Finance (Bachelor)
Management and Organizational Behavior Doctoral Candidate
Topic: Making Other People's Lives Easier
Abigail began her career as a Compensation Consultant but soon decided she would need something more. After three years she switched gears and headed towards academia where she is now a PhD candidate, researching work-place relationships.
Global Product Manager/Food Safety & Protection, Dupont Qualicon
Topic: Always Play To Your Strengths
Jodie is the Global Product Manager for Dupont Qualicon, a division of Dupont "dedicated to food safety and protection with science-powered innovations for pathogen detection". After spending the past two years in China, Jodie is back in the United States and working out of Wilmington, DE. She not only shares her story, but also advice on...
Human Resources and Campus Development Manager, KPMG
Topic: Interns Are An Investment
Becca is the Campus Development Manager for KPMG. After spending time with accounting and audits in New York, Becca moved back to Philadelphia, earned her CPA, and was asked to spearhead the company's campus recruiting effort.
Internal Advisor Consultant, Global Investment Management
Topic: Accelerating The Learning Curve
Brian is an Internal Advisor Consultant with Black Rock. Black Rock is an independent, global investment manager. When on the road, Brian's days are packed with travel and sitting across from potential clients all day long. Brian gives current job-seekers great tips on making first impressions in the work-force!
State: New Jersey
Internet Entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer, TeamHomeField
Topic: Willingness To Do More
Joe is president and CEO of TeamHomeField.com. His company gives coaches and athletes across the country the ability to edit and watch game footage online at the push of a button. Joe walks us through his jam-packed schedule (sales calls, marketing campaigns, social media blasts, site management, fundraising, etc). As if his schedule wasn't...
Sociology (Bachelor), Information Management (Masters)
City: New York
State: New York