Francesca Campanaro

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Francesca Campanaro

Major: Labor and Employment Relations
Minor: Sociology
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

How did you learn about this opportunity?

My advisor let me know about this experience then I researched it online. It was such an amazing opportunity and I would not have been able to take advantage of it without this enrichment experience.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

I learned that there is so much more that goes into a business that you could ever expect until you see it firsthand. I loved having the ability to go into work every day and be around people who are in the business world. It was also exciting to be at a company that has been so strong for so many years and learn about how they have changed over time. It truly gave me confirmation that I am on the right track with my aspirations and that I am going to accomplish what I desire in the future. It was a great experience, and I would never give it up.

By the end of my internship, I knew that I had found a field that truly interested me.

How did this experience impact you academically?

This program allowed me to grow academically. Having an internship is almost like taking a class, but it is even more relevant to the real world. I learned so much from my internship, and it allowed me to get a better grasp on what my future in the workplace may hold. I believe that it also makes me stand out academically because not only am I learning about these topics in my classes, but I am also practicing them firsthand and getting some experience seeing them in real life. Teaching is extremely valuable and will always be beneficial, but until you can get the actual experience you will not know exactly what to expect or what is to come.

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

After having my first internship this summer, my career goals and plans have moved further towards where I aspired to be previously. I hope to one day work in Human Resource Management as a higher official in the company. I may also try to get a degree in industrial organizational psychology so I can oversee the hiring and recruiting of a major company in the future. Before my internship, I was pretty sure this was what I wanted to do, but I was never positive that I was on the right track because I have never had any experience in that area. By the end of my internship, I knew that I had found a field that truly interested me, and it is somewhere I could see myself being very happy with in the future.

Would you recommend this experience to other Liberal Arts students?

Yes! I would definitely recommend this experience because it gives you the chance to gain experience in a special way that you may not have been able to take advantage of otherwise.

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