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Poole College of Management Career Center

The Poole College of Management Career Center provides career and professional development student support services to approximately 3000 undergraduate students and 800 graduate students in the college. The Center works closely with students to provide the foundation to build a lifetime of career success. Through experiential education, strong relationships with the corporate community, resources, coaching, and innovative programming, Poole students gain the practical experience, confidence, and skills necessary to launch their careers.

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84%

May 2019 graduates who completed an internship or co-op experience

Undergraduate Student Internship Report - Summer 2019

Anna Zhao
Finance & Accounting Intern, Allscripts

How did you find the position?

I found out about the internship through a professor, who then recommended that I speak to the company at the career fair.

How has this experience helped you? What have you learned?

The larger projects I’ve worked on allowed me to apply my learnings from my ACC 210, ACC 310, BUS 429, BUS 428, BUS 351H and BUS 340 classes. From these projects, I’ve learned how to write a business memo, how to analyze data using pivot tables, and formulas and how to check for accuracy in valuation reports.

Unique Experiences:

In terms of extracurricular activities, our GL team went to boxcar arcade, the interns came together to design intern T-shirts as well as T-shirts and socks for the career fair, and the interns participated in office Olympics.

Advice to Others:

The thing I loved the most were the people at Allscripts. I think Allscripts sets the bar very high for how we should be treated in the workplace. They’re good at making the place feel like home. If you are looking for the experiences mentioned above, apply!

John Harris
Wealth Management Intern, RSM US Wealth Management LLC

How did you find the position?

LinkedIn and online job searches.

How has the experience helped you? What have you learned?

This is my first time working in a corporate office and I have learned many new things about the skills important to develop for daily work life as well as how to professionally apply and grow skills that I already had. I learned the importance of listening attentively to clients and coworkers alike, timeliness to work, meetings and events, and how written and verbal communication skills can make or break your success in the working world. The internship has also shown me a fantastic balance of professionalism and efficiency within a fun, healthy working team environment. Skills on the job are very different than the content taught in the classroom. You need the classroom as the background for the job, but once on the job, it requires a whole different mindset and strategy to get up and running to be productive and successful in a busy team environment.

Unique Experiences:

Each year, RSM works together to make a difference and raise money for Birdies Fore Love, a charitable giving platform for The RSM classic event on the PGA Tour. RSM offices commit to raising funds for local charities that support the missions of the host organization for the event, the Davis Love Foundation. As a member of the Charlotte office, I joined the rest of the summer interns and together formed a team to raise money through selling doughnuts and creating a putt-putt course throughout the office. It was a fantastic opportunity to make an impact in the community and to meet employees across different lines of business!

Advice to Others:

When applying and searching for an internship, be as intentional and aggressive as you can be. Network and connect with as many people as you can, because you never know when the right situation will appear. Have an idea of where you generally want to go in your career, even knowing that path is subject to change. When in a working environment, get as much as you can out of it by putting as much as you can into it. Ask questions, do not be afraid, and try to become as comfortable and personable with the people around you. Strong relationships are an important part of a professional foundation.

Shelby Hayes
Retail Human Resources Intern, Vans

How did you find the position?

I came across the job posting on LinkedIn and attended the Wilson College of Textiles Career Fair to speak with the representatives from Vans that were there.

How has the experience helped you? What have you learned?

This internship has taught me so many things about the corporate environment. The culture at Vans is people-oriented which is very refreshing. Even though I am working in a building with 600 other employees, every person here at Vans has made a point to reach out to me and make me feel welcomed. I have learned to put all of the skills and information learned in Nelson 3400 to work!

Unique Experiences:

I attended the U.S. Open in Huntington Beach in a Vans VIP booth. I have had the privilege to meet Paul Van Doren and Steve Van Doren, founder, and Godfather of Vans. All the interns were able to create and build our own custom skateboard and then volunteer to teach autistic children how to skate. Lastly, at the end of our program, I was able to present my project presentation to all of the brand executives and the Global Brand President, Doug Palladini.

Advice to Others:

My advice to any student who would like to do an internship- do it! You are never too early to start developing yourself either so start prepping your freshman year! I have been lucky enough to hold an internship position each year of college which has really helped me in my career pathing. Utilize the career center, ePack, career fairs, etc. A huge contributing factor to my current placement in my intern role at Vans is that I went to the Textiles Career Fair to put a face to my resume. Put yourself out there and be confident and employers will be impressed!

Kyad Agha
Inventory Planning Intern, Lowe's

How did you find the position?

Indeed.com

How has the experience helped you? What have you learned?

This has easily been the most influential professional experience of my life. I was able to be immersed in a Fortune 40 company for 10 weeks and really see how the corporate environment operates. The internship further cemented my passion for supply chain management. I also learned how much I enjoy analyzing data and deriving meaning from numbers. This experience pushed me past my comfort zones in all aspects of my professional career.

Unique Experiences:

The project where I analyzed a $100 million investment in inventory.

Advice to Others:

Do not get worried if some companies reject you or don't respond! Keep putting your best foot forward and the right opportunity will arise.