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Internship: PeopleShare
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Cecelia Bruno

Major: Economics
Minor: Business
Hometown: Harrisburg, PA

How did you learn about this opportunity?

I learned about this internship opportunity through the Nittany Lion Career Network. I applied online and was contacted shortly after by my mentor to set up an interview.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

My internship experience at PeopleShare has truly been an educational experience. I am majoring in economics, and although this internship has not exposed me to the economy or finances directly, I have been able to experience other aspects of the industry. This internship provided me with experience in an office setting and professional communication. During my internship, I was assigned many research, marketing, and analytical projects. Further building and improving upon these skills has helped me to realize what I desire in a future career.

How did this experience impact you academically?

This internship experience has helped me to achieve academically. My mentors for this internship program have all been very supportive and encouraging to help me complete my academic goals. Many of the people in my office either graduated from The Pennsylvania State University or have a degree in economics. They all have given me wonderful advice on how to reach my goals and how to make the most of this internship experience and the rest of my college years. They all want to see me succeed and help prepare me for the future. They encouraged me to put my academics first, but also helped me to realize that real life experiences are just as valuable and educational as what can be learned from within the classroom.

They encouraged me to put my academics first, but also helped me to realize that real life experiences are just as valuable and educational as what can be learned from within the classroom.

What are your career goals and plans?  How did this experience impact them?

This internship experience at PeopleShare helped me to better understand my career goals and plans. Before I began this internship, I did not really have an ideal career in mind upon graduation. I was hopeful that my future coursework would help me determine the correct career path for me. However, I have truly enjoyed all of the aspects of this internship. I enjoy working in an office setting, and I feel accomplished while working on the research projects at PeopleShare. I now clearly envision myself in a similar role in the future, most likely doing marketing research and analysis. This internship has allowed me to practice some of the skills I would need to use in a future career, and I truly enjoy the work.

Would you recommend this experience to other Liberal Arts students?

I would encourage Liberal Arts student to consider an internship at PeopleShare. The employees I work with are so supportive and encouraging of my academic progress. It is truly a great environment to be able to further develop any skills a student is looking to improve. This experience has helped me build my network, communication skills, research skills, and analytical skills. My internship at PeopleShare has helped to prepare me for real life experiences, and it helped to better understand my future goals.

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