Describe the steps you took to obtain your internship/research opportunity/fellowship.
I had two paths of success really. The first was landing an internship with Diverse Computing Inc. The second was receiving a Fulbright Fellowship to Luxembourg. The internship was fruit of capitalizing on Career Center resources. I used SeminoleLink (now Handshake) to get find and apply for the DCI internship. The Office of National Fellowships and the relationships I built there over three years helped me craft a competitive Fulbright application.
If you used any Career Center services, resources, or events to obtain your internship/research opportunity/fellowship, what were they? How did they support your application process?
Handshake! This constantly updated database of opportunities is by far the best resource for students seeking part-time employment or internships.
Describe some of your responsibilities or duties during your experiential learning opportunity.
I heavily supported the marketing team at Diverse Computing Inc. My responsibilities ranged from data mining to face-to-face communication with prospective customers at company-sponsored conference trips.
What are some major takeaways from your experience? How will these help prepare you for the next step after graduation?
Probably the biggest thing to realize about professional life is that it's not so much different than group projects. What changes is the quality of the team members with whom you work. Going professional really just means being a good team member.
"The Career Center’s constantly updated database of opportunities, Handshake, is by far the best resource for students seeking part-time employment or internships."
Major: French Language and Philosophy, Class of 2017
Company/Organization: Diverse Computing Inc./Fulbright Luxembourg