iIntern Feature: Ariel Harris…keeping a loose rein on her career choices

Ariel Harris, a junior finance major, learned about opportunities at the State Street Bank Operations Center in Hadley MA from a team mate (and Isenberg peer) on the UMASS Western Equestrian Team. In addition to pursuing a full course load during the academic year, Ariel competes with  team.

1. What are you doing?

I started at State Street in May 2014 and am still currently employed. Right now I am in the screening department processing and analyzing trades that come in … Read more »

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Kim Figueroa Director, Internships and Co-ops Kim Figueroa
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iIntern Feature: Jim Broden’s Investment Internship

Jim Broden, a junior with a keen interest in careers in Actuarial Science, shares his experience as an investment intern with a local bank in Central MA.

1. What do you do?

I’m an Investment intern at Rollstone Bank & Trust, based in Leominster, MA. I’ve been working directly under the VP/Investment Officer responsible for handling the bank’s diverse portfolio. There’s been a variety of different work and tasks assigned to me, but my main project was performing the annual … Read more »

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Kim Figueroa Director, Internships and Co-ops Kim Figueroa
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Can’t pass? Don’t take.

Many employers require drug tests as part of pre-employment screening. This is the case for both internships and full time employment. Pretty standard procedure in most situations.

Being aware this is likely to be required is one thing. Being able to pass a drug test? That’s entirely different.

J.T. O’Donnell over at the Careerealism blog says “Don’t take the drug test if you can’t pass it” and gives you some advice on how to handle this tricky situation.

By Kim Figueroa
Kim Figueroa Director, Internships and Co-ops Kim Figueroa
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iIntern: Molly Shunney and the MLL

Molly Shunney is an unpaid intern for Major League Lacrosse. While Molly shares her experience below, what is REALLY impressive is the writing she has done for the MML website.

1. What are you doing?

I am currently a summer intern for Major League Lacrosse at their headquarters in Brighton, MA. I take on a variety of PR/communications related tasks, but I mostly focus on one of the eight professional teams. I was assigned to a team in NY called … Read more »

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Kim Figueroa Director, Internships and Co-ops Kim Figueroa
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iIntern Feature: In a land far, far away….

Khulan Bat-Erdene, a marketing major, is interning for the Association of Mongolian Students in America. She shares her insights about this unusual experience.

What are you Doing? 

Quite far away from Isenberg, I am interning in Mongolia. I was born and raised in Mongolia until I was 15 and now I am an Isenberg student who is studying towards earning my Marketing Bachelor’s degree. This is my first time finding an internship and working in Mongolia. I am in the … Read more »

By Kim Figueroa
Kim Figueroa Director, Internships and Co-ops Kim Figueroa
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“Tell me about slaying dragons”….

Dragon Slaying Stories. Power Stories. Accomplishment Statement. Personal Branding highlights. Interview Examples. 

Do you know what yours are? Have you taken time to write them down?

From Liz Ryan of Human Workplace, check out these 25 prompts to help you come up with your dragon slaying stories.

 

By Kim Figueroa
Kim Figueroa Director, Internships and Co-ops Kim Figueroa
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