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Internship: The Dannon Company Inc.
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Scott Tomensky

Major: Psychology B.S. - Business Option

Minor:Labor and Employment Relations

Hometown: Denville, NJ, USA

How did you learn about this opportunity?

I learned about this opportunity through Network Symplicity - Penn State's Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network. This internship was posted in the 'Jobs' tab.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

This experience is an Internship that provides me with the opportunity to work in an open work environment that is rich in cultural diversity.  I interact with our Human Resource team, as well as employees of our business and I have been empowered to lead projects for a growing company. My current tasks include working with the Learning & Development Manager to create a program that sustains our 1 Learning A Day architecture, to include communication to employees in multiple methods, redesigning/designating office areas for learning labs, assist employees in becoming Ambassadors of our Campus 2.0 Learning & Development Platform, as well as other innovative concepts for support. I also work with the Learning & Development Manager to improve our current new hire onboarding 2-day program to include best practices from other business units, as well as a consi stent experience/platform for new hires before their first day.

How did this experience impact you academically?

This experience has aligned my academic goals with my future career aspirations. I have learned many skills and gained an abundant amount of knowledge about business models, different business functions, human resources programs and systems, organizational culture and learning management systems. Many of these topics have been briefly covered in classes I have taken and this experience has given me the real world experience in those areas.

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

I aspire to be a Human Resources consultant. I know that I will need experience in the field of HR. My plan is to become an HR Generalist for a year or two and then become a Human Resources associate in the area of Talent Acquisition or Learning & Development for a few years. Once I gain about 3 to 5 years of experience I ultimately would like to become a Human Resources consultant.

The Dannon Company Inc. is an amazing place to start your career and gain functional skills in the area that you are studying.

Would you recommend this experience to other liberal arts students? If yes, why?

Yes, I would absolutely recommend this Internship experience to other liberal arts students! The Dannon Company Inc. is an amazing place to start your career and gain functional skills in the area that you are studying.

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