Thursday, June 26, 2014

Summer Interns 2014- Kelsey McGuirk

Kelsey McGuirk is an Executive Human Resources Intern at Target this summer. She will be a senior business management student as well the community service committee chair this fall.  

Kelsey is learning store operations, human resources processes and leadership skills within the store. Her favorite part about her internship so far is learning the ins and outs of the human resources field.

“There are so many facets to that job title that not everyone knows of,” Kelsey said.

Kelsey feels that the most difficult part of her internship has also been the greatest teaching tool for her.

“So far I would say the hardest part is coming into work every day with new challenges ahead of me and something different to do,” she said. “No day is ever the same, which is a great way to have variety in my job.”

We look forward to hearing more about her internship soon!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Summer Interns 2014- Katherine Graubard

Katherine Graubard is a 4th year telecommunications and marketing student. She will be serving as the InterChapter Relations Chair this fall. She is currently interning at NBC6 in Miami, Florida. A typical day for Katherine can include attending meetings, working with some of the best in the news business, controlling the speed of the script through the prompter, shadowing street reporters, witnessing the production of stories firsthand, and writing stories for the evening newscast.

Katherine is fascinated by the amount of work that goes into the stories before they air. She explained that they first start with the interviews then to script writing then through editing and then finally to anchors to read during the show. Katherine then gets to sit in the control room and watch the producers direct the show.

“This internship has allowed me to see how a newscast goes from a bunch of ideas to a television segment and how everyone plays a huge role including the reporters, producers, editors and production crew,” Katherine said.

Katherine said that even though her internship can get really hectic and stressful with the influx of breaking news and meeting deadlines, that it has shown her that being a producer is something she truly wants to do upon graduation.

“I have enjoyed every moment of my time at station,” Katherine said.

We are very proud of the work Katherine is doing with her internship, and we look forward to seeing all the great things she does in news production!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Summer Interns 2014- Ian Karelin

Ian Karelin, a 4th year chemical engineering student and AVP of the feedback committee, is currently interning at Clarkson Aerospace in Houston, Texas.

Clarkson Aerospace is a small, private military research firm that primarily does work for the Air Force.

Ian uses a variety of engineering software like MATLAB and Simulink to solve problems to help with the research Clarkson Aerospace does. The project Ian is working on will eventually be published in a scientific journal.

"I like that I am doing actual engineering work," Ian said. 

He also finds it very exciting to be working in the same building as Homeland Security and the Department of Defense.

We are proud to see Ian and our other brothers doing great things this summer!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Summer Interns 2014 - Stephen Bolden

As a professional development fraternity, our brothers are always looking for ways to build upon their professional experiences and prepare for the working world ahead of them. Many of our brothers are currently participating in internships across the country with various different companies.

One of these brothers is Stephen Bolden, PC Fall 2012 and our next Alpha Phi Warden. We got the chance to find out a little bit about what he is doing as an intern at P&G in Charlotte.

Stephen began his internship with Procter & Gamble on May 19th in Charlotte, NC. He is working in P&G's Customer Business Development (CBD) function. "The CBD function is such an exciting business within P&G, and I love being a part of it. My job is very multifaceted, and each day I learn something new, whether it be about marketing, advertising, or sales," Stephen said.

Throughout the summer he will be working on a diverse array of projects with world-renowned, billion dollar brands, such as Tide, Old Spice, Crest, and Pampers. So far he is thoroughly enjoying the experience and loves working in a fast-paced environment with intelligent people.

 We look forward to hearing more about all Stephen accomplishes in the next few months and his experiences in Charlotte as well!

Keep checking back to see what some of our other brothers are doing this summer, both here and abroad.