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Internship with MMI Marketing
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Alyssa Augustine

Major: Psychology (Business option)
Hometown: Connellsville, PA


How did you learn about this opportunity?

I learned about this opportunity through job recruiting websites, such as CareerBuilder.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

I had a very well rounded experience during my internship and learned various things about the human resources field. Many of these lessons came as a surprise to me, and I think this really helped me grow professionally. I dealt mostly with recruiting, interviewing, and office management and learned about everything that goes into running a small office and how to do so efficiently. One of my tasks was to collaborate with a local charity, the Make-A-Wish foundation, and assist with event planning. I also worked with small businesses to solicit donations for MMI’s own events to ensure financial support. I was very happy about this part of the internship because I was surprised that I was able to participate in such an activity. Another advantage of interning with MMI was the small environment in which I worked, because it allowed me to form strong relationships with my coworkers. I feel that I would personally like to work in a larger environment in the future but the small environment really suited me for my internship.

“I was able to incorporate subjects that I learned in the classroom into my daily life during my internship. I also feel that the internship has impacted my organization and time management skills a great deal, which will be extremely useful when returning to school in future semesters.”

How did this experience impact you academically?

I was able to incorporate subjects that I learned in the classroom into my daily life during my internship. I also feel that the internship has impacted my organization and time management skills a great deal, which will be extremely useful when returning to school in future semesters.

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

I would like to move into a position that will allow me to manage a team of people, such as becoming a human resource manager or director. During my internship, I was able to interview many candidates which was something I really enjoyed. I hope to be able to continue this and also be able to decide who the most qualified candidate is for a job.

Would you recommend this experience to other Liberal Arts students?

I would recommend for any student in general to seek internships during their college career. It is a truly rewarding experience and I am very glad I was able to have such a successful one with MMI. 

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