CORONAVIRUS UPDATES: Select the "more info" link for coronavirus-related resources and updates for Liberal Arts students, faculty, and staff. More info >

Shamelle Price-Wheeler

Altria Group Distribution Company
Up one level
Shamelle Price-Wheeler

Liberal Arts Majors: Communication Arts and Sciences
Minor: Philosophy and Dispute Management & Resolution
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chapel Executive Intern

What was the best part of your experience?

The best part of interning with Altria was meeting the employees, the President and CEO Scott Myers, and the 100+ other interns at orientation in Richmond, Virginia. Orientation was filled with insightful discussions and key takeaways about Altria's culture, values, and history. This experience has stood out to me during my internship because throughout my time the positive energy, genuine connections, and life-long lessons have been continuous. The company does a great job of making sure each intern feels valuable and heard. Being able to experience this internship position at Altria Group Distribution Company (AGDC) has impacted me in ways I would have never expected. Each day has been filled with strong support and new lessons needed to have a successful experience.

"This experience has given me fundamental tools to drive business projects, create lasting relationships, utilize diverse ways of thinking, and apply my unique talents."

How did this experience impact you academically?

This experience has given me fundamental tools to drive business projects, create lasting relationships, utilize diverse ways of thinking, and apply my unique talents. I have been able to grow professionally and align my Liberal Arts background with my work throughout this experience. After graduation, I plan on attending law school. This internship has helped me strengthen my skills and identify opportunities that will help me to further my academic goals. Since law school combines both academics and professional experiences, I am confident that the skills and connections I have built in my internship will allow me to make a smooth transition.

How will this experience impact your career goals?

Although this experience was not in my desired field, it has made me want to be a part of a company that genuinely cares about its employees, provides an equal balance between personal and work-life, and includes opportunities to travel. This experience has given me all of those opportunities and more. Additionally, I am now able to identify my likes and dislikes for future career considerations.

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