Describe the steps you took to obtain your internship/research opportunity/fellowship.
During my senior year at FSU, I joined the ProfessioNole Mentor program as a mentee. I was looking to make connections in Jacksonville and become more involved in the city that I planned to move to after graduation. I was matched with Jessica Murfin (President of the Jacksonville Seminole Club), who then connected me with Becca Lucio (Vice President of JSC). I began assisting Becca with social media updates and email campaigns. When an internship position became available at Becca's company (S&P USA Ventilation Systems), she suggested that I apply. I was hired a couple weeks later!
How far in advance did you prepare and begin applying for your experiential learning opportunity?
I began using the ProfessioNole Mentors program during my senior year and became involved with the Jacksonville Seminole Club right after my graduation in May.
If you used any Career Center services, resources, or events to obtain your internship/research what were they?
Throughout my time at FSU, I visited Tthe Career Center frequently for resume and interview help. These skills helped me throughout in my job search. Also, as mentioned previously, I used the ProfessioNole Mentors platform to make connections and grow my network.
Describe some of your responsibilities or duties during your experiential learning opportunity.
As a marketing intern, I am responsible for monitoring social platforms, conducting market analysis, preparing promotional presentations, and assisting with any other activities in the marketing department.
What is one of your favorite things about the position?
Every day is different, and that is one of my favorite things about this position.
What are some major takeaways from your experience?
This internship opportunity is the perfect stepping stone into the professional marketing world. I am thankful that I was able to find it through my network of fellow Noles.
Did this experience help clarify your career path? If yes, how so?
This position is solidifying that marketing is the career path for me.
"This internship opportunity is the perfect stepping stone into the professional marketing world. I am thankful that I was able to find it through my network of fellow Noles."
Major: B.S. Media Communication Studies, Class of 2020
Company/Organization: S&P USA Ventilation Systems