I completed two semesters of a business internship. The first semester I focused on learning office routines and understanding the importance of chain of command. During the second semester of my internship, I gained confidence in myself as not only a business student but as a businesswoman. I was able to complete tasks and communicate effectively with vendors and other professionals. For example, during my interview at Northwestern Mutual this month, I surprised myself with the amount of confidence I had and how well I was able to answer questions, read the interviewer, and present myself effectively. The biggest advice I have for students that are preparing for an internship or job search is to do what you are asked and then some. Be able to read your supervisor. Observe daily activities so that when your supervisor does not expect it, you can perform some of her/his duties. My experience was great because I was always busy, and I had the trust and respect of my supervisor.
Cybil Howard, Business Manager, Taconic Hills High School, Internship Supervisor:
Ms. Goodacre returned to Taconic Hills for a second semester as an intern. She had different learning goals for the Fall semester. She served in an Assistant Tax Collector capacity, she was completely responsible for implementing our Continuing Education program for the Fall, worked on a records management program, and answered the phone speaking daily with taxpayers and staff within the District. Ashley is an asset to our staff. She demonstrated a high degree of integrity and professionalism in her actions, dress, and communication skills. She is trustworthy and highly capable.