Company Interned For/Project Completed: Rogers Corporation/ Improve and develop budgeting and forecasting templates for the global business units
Hometown: Charlton, MA
AC: If you could sum up your internship in five words, what would they be?
SW: Drinking from a fire hose
AC: How did you come across your internship?
SW: I was at the career fair on campus, when I came across the recruiter for Rogers. We connected and had a great conversation about my career goals, and the company. A few days later I was offered an interview which turned into the position I took for the summer.
AC: What were your day-to-day activities?
SW: Day to day I worked a lot on the budgeting and forecasting templates. I had to come in and learn a whole new software package called Host Analytics. Then I was responsible for developing the templates for budgeting and forecasting that the global business unites would use,
AC: Are you maintaining a connection with your co-workers from your internship?
SW: I still maintain a great connection with my supervisor and some co-workers. My supervisor actually brought me back over winter break to help with the next steps in the budgeting process. I keep in touch through email with my supervisor and co-workers. I generally try to shoot them emails every few months with progress on what I am up to and seeing how the company is doing.
AC: Why do you think it was important to complete an internship?
SW: It gave me real world experience in a corporate environment. I was able to learn a brand new software in a few months and train controllers in various locations world wide. The internship gave me great talking points for interviews afterwards and helped me meet some great people within Rogers.
AC: Any plans for after graduation?
SW: I have secured a position with the asset management firm Blackrock to work on their Portfolio Compliance team. I am very excited to start and in a few years I am planing to get my MBA.
AC: Any advice for underclassmen?
SW: I can’t stress it enough try to get internships. Whether paid or unpaid get as many as you can, they make you stand out in interviews. They also show an employer that you have a good work ethic. Also make sure to build relationships with your connections. Don’t just keep in touch with people who can help you immediately, build long term relationships. These are key to success, connect with alumni and friends and help them as much as you can. Lastly just always look to give to someone else before you seek help from them.