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Kumar Anirudh Mylavarapu

New York Minute Magazine
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Kumar Anirudh Mylavarapu

Major: Economics, Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Hometown: Cary, NC

How did you learn about this opportunity?

I learned about the company that I interned at via the Penn State Nittany Lion Career Network. The online network is a great resource for students looking for internships since it contains a plethora of jobs across various industries. Once I came across New York Minute Magazine, I immediately fell in love with the values, mission, and duties/responsibilities that were expected of an intern.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

As a business development intern at New York Minute Magazine, my duties are geared towards developing the business model further. I have been collaborating with teams across the company on monetizing the business by developing channels for revenue inflow. Additionally, I have been engaged in securing sponsorships for the company by connecting with various companies across the US. New York Minute has not only given me the opportunity to meet new people from across the country, but also the freedom (given by the CEO) to pursue a project or idea that one may be passionate about as long as it helps the company in a positive way.

Being able to work for New York Minute Magazine in business development has broadened my knowledge of business concepts and has given me the confidence to transition smoothly into the workplace.

How did this experience impact you academically?

The internship experience has been a great complement to the academic experience here at Penn State. The internship experience has not only taught me useful and practical knowledge that can be applied to my academics at Penn State, but has also prepared me for my professional career after graduation. Additionally, being an entrepreneurship major, working for a startup company was an incredible experience, and I was able to grow along with the company. The experiences that I've gained can be applied to my coursework and activities at Penn State, and thus, the internship was a positive boost academically.

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

Graduating with a degree in economics and entrepreneurship, I would like to pursue graduate school followed by a professional career in the business industry. Being able to work for New York Minute Magazine in business development has broadened my knowledge of business concepts and has given me the confidence to transition smoothly into the workplace.

Would you recommend this experience to other Liberal Arts students?

Absolutely! Internships not only enhance your academic experiences, but also prepare you for a professional career. I would recommend that students find an internship, study abroad, or other similar experience that they may have a passion for and pursue it. The relationships that you build along the way are valuable and so are the experiences.

How has the Paterno Fellows Program had an impact on this experience?

Being a Paterno Fellow has made me challenge and push myself to work with perseverance and diligence every day. The Paterno Fellows Program also prepared me for my internship experience. The program provides a holistic academic experience by getting students to engage in a variety of events, activities, and courses. Being a part of the Paterno Fellows Program is incredible, and it will make your Penn State and internship experiences more memorable and fun.

For more information on internships for Liberal Arts students, visit our website.
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