Every semester approximately 25 students enroll in the Internship in Business course and intern at companies throughout Central Massachusetts. This seminar course with Professor Arlene DeWitt enables students to gain hands-on experience and then review what they are learning onsite with other members of the seminar class. Each week during the semester, one or more students will be blogging about their experiences.
Name: Emily Noyes
Hometown: Plymouth, MA
Major: Organizational Communication
Expected Year of Graduation: 2010
Internship sponsor: Independent Authors
I am working with two authors to create a career search book that will be published next year. So far, I have spent the majority of my time researching chapter topics and helping with some of the preliminary writing.
This week I was researching and writing about the use of portfolios in the job market today. Portfolios are a great way to show your skill set to a potential employer. Today, more and more employers are asking for interviewees to submit more than a resume.
Aside from the work experience, I also benefit from my internship by researching topics that are relevant to my own job search. After I finished reading about the upcoming demand for portfolios, I decided it would be a good idea to create my own. We have been submitting weekly memos in our internship class regarding an organization’s structure, culture, and leadership style. These memos are exactly what potential employers are looking for in a portfolio. It is really exciting to see that the work we are doing in class will prepare us for high performance in the workplace.
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