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October 28, 2009

Kaithlin Kerrigan: Assumption College Institutional Advancement

Name: Kaithlin Kerrigan
Hometown: Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
Major: Organizational Communication

Expected Year of Graduation: 2010
Internship Sponsor: Assumption College Institutional Advancement

 

Primary Responsibilities:

We must always remember the importance of giving back, which is the idea the Institutional Advancement Office works very hard to instill in the minds of alumni.  Throughout the semester, I am statistically analyzing phone-a-thon programs and direct mailing programs, and researching other colleges’ Annual Fund projects.  I also assist with the Senior Class Gift Campaign, the President’s Council Dinner and the Career Networking Event.

 

Blog Entry:

Over the last three years, Assumption College has given me more than I could imagine.  It has given me the opportunity to make lasting friendships, receive a valuable education and network with both faculty and administration.  Assumption College has given me the skills I will need to succeed in a “real world” business setting.  This internship is an experience which allows me to take the skills I have learned in the classroom, and use them in a professional setting.

 

Intensive coursework in Business and Technical Writing, Marketing and Strategic Managerial Communication have given me communication and writing training that I have used in my internship.  These combined skills have given me the tools to update the website and participate in staff meetings.

 

This internship has been a great opportunity for me.  I am interning in a field that I can see as a career.  Having an internship now, not only looks great on my resume, but will give me an idea of what I can expect about the workplace.  This process will help me make the transition from a student to an individual ready to take on the real world.

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