Name: Tara Hersey
Major: International Business, Concentration Marketing & Spanish
Company Interned For: 4C Comunicación
Hometown: Norwood, MA but my internship was in Salamanca, Spain!
AC: What was your favorite aspect of your internship?
TH: The best part of my internship was working with incredible employees that were patient, welcoming, and gave me an entirely new perspective on conducting business.
AC:What were your day-to-day duties as an intern? How do you think they were different than interning for a company in The United States?
TH: Throughout my internship experience, I worked on creating a marketing plan for launching new websites for different companies and purposes. This included a lot of researching, active brainstorming with other employers, and innovative thinking for reaching new target markets and discovering alternative advertising methods. In comparison to a company in the United States, the business culture was entirely different in Spain and the focus of the business depended a lot more on the people doing the work, than on the actual work. The employers of 4C Comunicación were a family. Part of what has made the company so successful, is their ability to work well together and with the customers.
AC: What did you learn from your internship?
AC: What advice would you give other IB majors, specifically underclassmen?
TH: At some point you will be out of your comfort zone, and there’s nothing to do but embrace it. Speak as much and as often as possible, ask questions about everything, and learn as much as you can because there is so much to be taken away. As for your time at Bryant and not abroad, find a way to motivate yourself and do it. Study abroad is 110% worth all the late nights and studying you’re doing in the meantime!