"I interned with Heartland Payment Systems,the nationís fifth largest payment processor for credit card processing. One compelling point I learned in this internship is that card processing is a lot more than just the swipe of a card. Without customer satisfaction, nothing is possible. In order for them to be content, the merchant needs to provide them with safe and secure technology at a low cost. I would recommend this internship to any marketing or public relations major for the amount of knowledge and experience you gain. The experience gained will help one grow as a person and possibly could even spark interest for a future endeavor".
Heartland Payment Systems
"I think my internship experience was extremely effective. The team I worked with was amazing, and they really showed an interest in teaching me about their jobs. They always encouraged me to ask questions. This experience has shown me that I definitely want to pursue a career in Public Relations for healthcare. One compelling point I learned as a result of this internship was how important networking is. Since day one of taking public relations courses, the idea of networking has been drilled into our minds. However, it is impossible to understand how crucial it is until one observes networking in real-life situations. Seeing networking skills in action really opened my eyes to how important it really is".
Health Alliance Hospital
"Iím taking everything I learned from this internship with me back to school and to future internships. I think this internship changed the way I view the world and the media. I am more cautious and observant of my surroundings, as well as what I put out on the Internet".
Ruby Media Group
"My role during my summer internship with Performer Magazine was to write live reviews on local bands performing in Los Angeles. I wrote live reviews for the majority of the time and also wrote a CD review which was published in Performer Magazineís print magazine. I had deadlines that I had to meet, and I met them. I learned to "write tight" because each review could only be 250-300 words.
I think my internship was more difficulty than the typical internship. I was completely on my own and had to be organized. The responsibility to produce was on my shoulders".
"I learned about the sales and event planning aspects of Belle Mer and Longwood Events from contracts to organizing vendor agreements to making the timeline for the actual event. I went into this internship looking at it as a learning experience and a good way for me to learn more about the industry to see if it is the right fit for me. This internship has gone above and beyond my expectations".
Longwood Events Ė Belle Mer
"Overall, I really enjoy knowing that I contribute meaningful work to my company. In reality, because of the size, there isnít much that I do that an account executive wouldnít do. Iím learning that I really enjoy public relations in this field of interest and am highly interested in finding another internship or a future job in the hospitality and lifestyle PR industry. I like how itís a blend of traditional PR and event planning, as Iíve always been back and fourth between the two in terms of what field I want to work in."