Ashley Lamoreaux’s Adidas Internship!

Name: Aashleyshley Lamoreaux


Year:
Class of 2016


Major/Minor:
International Business- Finance, minor in Spanish


Hometown:
Norwell, Massachusetts


Organization Interned For:
The Adidas Group – Reebok branch

 

What were some of your daily responsibilities at your internship?

reebok

At the Adidas Group, I was interning in the Performance Management-Global Brand Operations department. Within this department, there was a team of six; two at Reebok in Canton, MA, one at AdiGolf/Taylormade/Ashworth in Carlsbad, CA, and three at Adidas in Herzo, Germany. Our team was responsible for accounting the Workload of employees in various departments across the three brands. We also were responsible for creating budgets, forecasts in spending, and monthly reports for those departments. With this, I would be running data from all three brands and compiling it into a presentable mass excel document to send to the VPs of each department. This operation usually occurred within the second week of each month. I was also responsible for creating an internal survey for the employees regarding our Workload concept.

What role did the Amica Career Center play in getting your internship?

The Amica Career Center helped me create and better my resume. They also held many information sessions that helped me decide what I wanted to do for a summer internship.

What winstaas your favorite experience from your internship?

I had a few amazing experiences with my internship. I was able to see all the new product to be released in 2015 and 2016 and see the technology behind it. I was able to connect with many of the Senior VPs of the company when they came in from around the world for their annual VP meeting in Canton. When my department had its annual meeting, I was in charge of planning everything involved (transportation, meeting rooms, schedules, etc.) and I had to plan an offsite day, where I ended up taking all my coworkers into Boston for the day and got to know them really well while we went on Duck Tours and went bowling. It was awesome to learn about the work ethics in the places they came from. Lastly, my most amazing experience was in the Marketing department. Reebok employees are encouraged to use their break time to work out on campus to fulfill the “fit” motto the company gives off. During this time I would go into the dance studio and make up routines and dance. One of the Marketing employees happened to notice me and dressed me in all new dance apparel and filmed me to be featured on the Reebok Instagram page. My dance was seen worldwide and it was an incredible experience.

What was the most important thing you learned at your internship?

The most important thing I learned at my internship was consistency. The company used consistency for everything. Every Excel sheet, letter, slide show, or email had to be formatted the exact same way. Also, we constantly had business calls at the same time on the same day every week.

Will you keep in touch with coworkers from your internship?

I most definitely will! My main supervisor actually studied abroad in Spain, and I am currently studying abroad in Spain. He would like me to contact him afterwards to let him know how my experience turned out. Also, with my dad working for the company, I am sure to run into my team when I go into work with him every now and then.

How did/will this internship help you further your career?

I really would like the opportunity to have a full-time job with the Adidas Group after graduation. This internship was the first step to putting my name in front of the company. Also, being an International Business major, it gave me so much experience I will need to further my career on the International level. I had worked for local companies in the past, and this was my first time working for a global business that is well-recognized all over the world.

What is the best piece of advice you could give to underclassmen?

My best piece of advice for an underclassman would be to diversify. I have encountered many different financial jobs and I still need to decide where I want to take my finance major after graduation. As much as I loved working with the Adidas Group, the position I had taken was not something I would want to do for the rest of my career. I have also taken an internship with loans and banking at Radius Financial Group Inc. and it is completely different from what I had done this past summer with Adidas. Explore, explore, explore! You never know what you may find and enjoy doing!

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Jennifer Manni’s Marketing Internship with SES America!

ManniName: Jennifer Manni

Major: Marketing

Minor: Sociology and Communication

Hometown: Warwick, Rhode Island

Graduation Year2015

Company: SES America – Founded in 1986 in Rhode Island, SESA is a high quality ITS solution manufacturer focused on providing Dynamic Message Signs and retrofit packages to clients across the United States.SESA manufactures and sells competitive DMS and other ITS products that incorporate years of design, engineering, and testing experience. Every product is created with ease-of-use, ease-of-install and longevity in mind and has been proven to survive the harshest conditions. Our project approach is to work alongside our clients rather than for them and to deal with obstacles directly rather than creating “work-around” solutions, ensuring complete client satisfaction.

What were your daily responsibilities at your internship?

► Market Research: identify competition, products, price level, and competitors’ selling points

► Sales Assistant: contact prospective and current customers, search the web for opportunities

► Social Media Manager: monitor and create content for all social media accounts

• Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter

► Search Engine Optimization (SEO): create meta descriptions, SEO titles, and focus keywords

► Technical Skills: Zoho Customer Relationship Management Tool, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Powerpoint

 

What role did the Amica Career Center play in obtaining this internship?

Although I did not get this internship through the BCC, the Amica Career Center helped me get my first internship at Newberry Public Relations and Marketing, Inc. I went to the LinkedIn Workshop and met with Barbara Gregory to discuss my potential options. I applied the resources and skills that the Amica Career Center taught me with my first internship to get my position at SES America.

What was your favorite experience/memory from your internship?

I was given a significant amount of responsibility in my internship. My favorite experience was creating and maintaining social media pages for SES America. I posted on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter for the company.

What was the most important thing you learned at your internship?

I learned about business to business (B2B) marketing. My first internship was at a PR and marketing agency that focused more on business to consumer (B2C) marketing. Having experience in both will be extremely useful in my future job search.

How did/will this internship further your career?

This internship taught me more about the real world of marketing and sales. Talking about my experience will be extremely useful in interviews with potential employers.

What is the best piece of advice you could give to underclassmen?

Start your internship search early and try to have a few internships before you graduate.  They are great talking points in interviews and help you apply core concepts to the real world.

 


 

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Nick Zacchilli’s Hanover Insurance Internship

Name: Nicholas Zacchilli

Major: Finance & Analytics, Minor: Entrepreneurship

Graduation Year: 2016

Hometown: Londonderry, NH

Company Interned With: Hanover Insurance

Nick poses in front of Hanover Insurance in Worcester, MA

Nick poses in front of Hanover Insurance in Worcester, MA

Internship Location: Worcester, MA

Duties: I had two projects this past summer. For the first project, I was in charge of extracting data and analyzing trends that we could capitalize on. For the second project I created an evaluation process by meeting with many different people and understanding the meaning of a great employee. These projects had my day split at my desk and out in meetings and meeting with other employees at their desks.

Preparation: The Amica Career Center definitely prepared me for the interview process by critiquing my resume and providing me with resources to work through a video interview.

How Bryant helped me: First, by teaching me how important Excel is in the real world. Also making me a well-rounded student who is able to adapt, learn, and understand a particular problem and how to solve that problem.

Advice: I advise underclassmen to apply to every internship possible. Especially as an underclassmen, many employers don’t even look at underclassmen resumes so the more applications the better. Other than that, be outspoken and able to talk about every group project you have done here.

If I could go back: I wish I was involved more on campus for my first two years.  It really pays off to have activities and projects on your resume.

Underclassmen Advice: Go to the Amica Career Center early and often- they will help you!

Ben Sawicki

 

 

 


Career & Grad School Fair Fall 2014!

Thank you for making this fall’s Career & Graduate School Fair such a success!  It was a record-breaking fair with over 100 companies, including 22 new ones and 30 on the waiting list.  There were 16 graduate schools, over 35 student volunteers, and over 770 students in attendance!

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Devlin-Ann Ammendola’s New York Story!

Name: Devlin-Ann Ammendola

Major / Minor: Global Supply Chain Management/Psychology

The office at Mediavest

The office at MediaVest

Year: Graduating May 2015

Hometown: Long Island, New York

Company Interned for: I worked at MediaVest for Yahoo

Internship Location: New York City

What were your day-to-day intern duties? I was a planning, buying, and research intern.  Considering MediaVest is an agency, I met with vendors such as LinkedIn, Google, Hulu, etc. almost every day.  Sometimes these meetings took place in a conference room but other times these meeting would take place at upscale restaurants in New York City which is a common perk of the industry.  Before meetings I would send vendors an e-mail of what we are trying to accomplish with Yahoo so that they could come prepared with a relevant presentation. Yahoo runs on a quarterly basis so the work environment was hectic and fast-paced.  Once I was trained to learn the necessary software my main responsibility was to pull reports and analyze data to support and prove that the plan decisions we prepared made sense. If we decided to proceed with a vendor I was in charge of the operations including buyer’s authorizations, purchase orders, and insertion orders.  I got to work on several projects including Yahoo beauty, food, sports, world cup, etc.  Considering my whole summer was based on Yahoo, I was exposed to numerous strategies and had to stay ahead of current news, trends, and technologies.  Throughout my internship, it was required that I create my own individual 15 minute presentation that I presented the last week of summer to all the managers, interns, and anyone else in the company who wanted to come.

Devlin's office set-up for her summer internship with Mediavest!

Devlin’s office set-up for her summer internship with MediaVest!

What role did Amica, your professors, or other campus resources play in obtaining your internship:

This internship was posted on the BCC website so that is how I interviewed for the position. Although every course at Bryant prepared me for this internship, I found that the class which helped me the most with this internship was the E-business models course which counted towards my Supply Chain Major.  Amica was great in helping me find an internship-they are all extremely friendly and passionate about helping students succeed.

What was your favorite memory?

My favorite memory was when the World Cup was on television.  Everyone at my company reserved restaurants and tables at the liveliest places in New York City and were given an extended lunch break so that every employee could enjoy a good time with their fellow co-workers and watch the game.

Are you maintaining a connection with your co-workers from your internship?

Yes! I had three managers that I became close with and I even made a few intern friends that I keep in touch with.

Why do you think it was important to complete an internship?

Learning in the classroom gives you basic knowledge but actually interning in a company gives you so much more perspective.  Interning is a great opportunity to see if what you thought you wanted to do in life is what you really want to do.  An internship is great because it is for a short amount of time and is like a test run.  The networking and contacts you gain from interning are priceless, after every meeting I attended the vendors would request me on LinkedIn-a social media account that every single business student should have.  If you do not have a LinkedIn you do not exist.  I really learned more from this internship than I ever thought I would and it gave me a clearer vision on what I want to do after graduating.

What advice would you have for underclassmen who are searching for an internship?

Start looking as soon as possible and go to as many career fairs and networking events as possible.  Getting someone’s business card from a company you are interested in goes a long way.  If you sit at home and apply through websites there is a high chance you will never get a response.  You really have to be active and motivated.  Many good companies hire interns early which means that they will not be interested in you if you try to contact them later in the year.

If you could re-do one thing over your Bryant career, what would it be?

I would take advantage of the resources at Bryant more during my freshman and sophomore year.  I really did not take advantage of all the things the Amica Center offers until my Junior Year.  Now that I realize how crucial and helpful the workshops and networking events are, I go to as many as I possibly can.  I am constantly getting my resume checked, constantly going to networking events, and even joining organizations related to my major outside of Bryant.  Bryant really does give you the tools for success and every student should utilize them and take full advantage.

Do you have any plans so far for post-graduation?

I plan to have a job by the end of this semester and am enjoying the interview process as of now to see what opportunities I have-I even already had my first interview the first week back at school.

Anything else you would like to add?

  • Fun Fact: the CEO of MediaVest is a Bryant Alumni!!! I got to speak with him and he is truly an awesome guy, we are even connected on LinkedIn. He helped produce the show Survivor with Mark Burnett and started his career with investment banking.  This shows how what you major in is not stuck to you for life, there are many opportunities out there especially coming out of a great school like Bryant.
  • I am interning at Bradford Soap Works this Fall in West Warwick as a Global Supply Chain Management intern and that was on the BCC website as well.
  • I studied abroad in Florence, Italy for four months
  • I went to Germany/Spain on SIE
  • I am a student athlete on the Women’s Tennis Team at Bryant
  • Any student can contact me if they need advice on anything! Dammendo@bryant.edu

Ben Sawicki

 

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