Firms Hire Students with Internship Experience

18 Feb, 2011  |  Written by  |  under Uncategorized


This week was by far the busiest of my semester. I had a variety of urgent responsibilities both inside and outside of school, but (after a helpful call from Justin Lee) I was still able to make some strong progress on the newsletter. I put together a rough graphical sketch of the newsletter, complete with some very exciting and informative content. I also did considerable research on the fine art of writing informational articles. I’m confident that in the next few weeks the first newsletter can be completed. Once the first is done, the following editions should come together quite easily!

I want to share my experience at the Penn State Career Fair this week. Over 120 employers, including big names like Target, Johnson & Johnson, and General Electric, were on campus looking for the best future businessmen and businesswomen. Armed with new experience from my internship, I worked my way through the room confidently. I found that many businesses were interested and impressed by the meaningful work I’ve been doing this semester. I was able to explain to corporate recruiters what I’ve learned, what I’m doing, and why it will help me in the future. I walked away with two interviews and several exciting leads! At the previous career fair, I was often overlooked because I did not have the marketable experience I’ve gained this semester. This is why so many students are willing to work for free; an internship pays off big time in the future! Furthermore, by using the steps laid out at, your business could be one of those represented at career fairs, mingling with thousands of talented young adults.

Finally, I’m very excited to be part of the Penn State Dance Marathon, which kicks off this Friday! Known around campus as THON, this 46 hour event is the world’s largest student run philanthropy. Its’ mission is to provide financial and emotional support to children battling pediatric cancer. Since 1977, THON has donated $69 million to the fight against childhood cancer. To learn more about THON, or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit Please make sure to credit your donation to my favorite organization, Penn State Marketing Association (PSMA)!

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