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Internship- Rex Energy, Human Resources
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Gerald Ulmer

Majors: Communications, Arts, and Sciences; Labor Studies and Employment Relations
Minor: Business
Hometown: Renovo, PA

How did you learn about this opportunity?

I found the posting for the internship online and applied for it.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

I have had an amazing time working with a talented group of individuals at Rex Energy in the Human Resources department. I have been afforded a great amount of knowledge and hands-on experience in nearly every area of human resources, from payroll and benefits to employee relations and recruitment. Not only am I able to learn new and exciting aspects in the field of human resources, I am applying my classroom knowledge first hand.

The biggest highlight of my internship experience has been working in the area of recruitment. I thoroughly enjoy recruiting, interviewing, and reviewing résumés, while also getting to meet so many talented individuals. This experience has helped me to develop my communication skills while also affording me many new skills and knowledge pertaining to the field of human resources. Throughout this experience I am also getting to see the multiple functions throughout Rex Energy such as accounting, finance, geology, legal, and many more that help to make Rex a successful energy corporation.

How did this experience impact you academically?

This experience has allowed for me to apply my classroom knowledge first hand to nearly every aspect of my internship experience. I am also gaining new and exciting knowledge that I will be studying in my upcoming semester. This allows for me to get a jump-start on much of what is to come.

“It has been an amazing experience that has provided me a great amount of opportunities to improve myself professionally and personally.”

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

After graduation I plan to enter the field of human resources with a focus on recruitment. After gaining experience at the entry level, I hope to reach a management level, while also exploring more avenues and aspects of the business world. This experience has opened my eyes to so much more than I could have ever imagined. I have learned a great deal of how business run both efficiently and effectively in both the public and private sectors.

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