Posts Tagged ‘Summer’

Meet CrusaderIntern Emmanuel Wu ’19

November 8th, 2017 by eklamm

Meet Emmanuel Wu’19 Market Analysis Intern at Northern Light, LLC

Tell us about where you are interning and the kind of work you are doing.

I interned at Northern Light, LLC in Boston, MA. As a market analysis intern, I analyzed markets within certain industries and presented my analyses through PowerPoint slides. My PowerPoint slides will eventually be displayed on Northern Light’s online market research dashboard. My industry focus has been IT. The markets in IT include cloud computing, artificial intelligence, telecom, big data, etc. Conducting market analysis involves gathering market data and news reports, examining market information, discussing market information with colleagues, and extracting key arguments from news reports. As for presenting analyses through Powerpoint slides, it includes searching and posting relevant graphs and diagrams, writing brief paragraphs that sum up certain market topics, and simplifying information for easy visualization.

Give us an example of how you have applied your academic learnings to your internship?

Since I am an economics major, most of the knowledge I learned from Principles Of Macroeconomics (ECON 111) have been used to the fullest during my internship. The terminologies I learned from the course have allowed me to easily understand the lingoes in news reports and market data. In addition, the knowledge I acquired from Financial Accounting (ACCT 181) has helped me to interpret the numerical meanings in market data and financial statements.

What has surprised you about being an intern?

Before I entered my internship, I underestimated the level of difficulty to present market analyses through PowerPoint slides. During the first three weeks, I struggled to complete several workloads on time, since I was not used to transform market information into graphs and brief synopses. Additionally, I was not very familiar with the IT industry, which usually slowed down my pace in gathering the correct market information. In order to comprehend IT news and its market information, I had to spend extra time self-studying IT terms and ask my supervisor a lot of questions regarding technology businesses. Despite several challenging experiences, I was surprised how approachable my supervisor was whenever I asked him questions. Interestingly, consulting with my supervisor was very similar to discussing my papers with my professors at Holy Cross.

How did this experience influence or connect to your future career plans / goals?

My experience at Northern Light has led me to thoroughly learn about the IT industry, sharpen my analytical skills, and develop the habit to read the news on a daily basis. I realized that my internship is well connected to finance, which is the field that I aspire to enter in the future. My understanding of the IT markets and familiarity with the methods to conduct market analysis would benefit me in creating projects and doing research in the financial industry. Furthermore, I would be able to explain my reasoning to people that are interested in or uncertain with the fluctuations in the technology markets. While part of my job is to read through news reports, I have been forced to read multiple news articles on a daily basis. This part of the job has in fact developed my habit to follow closely with political and financial news. I believe that this habit is mandatory for anyone that works in finance.

Any internship advice to pass on to other Holy Cross students?

I would highly encourage interns to ask many questions and demonstrate a “can do” attitude during challenging times. As I have mentioned above, asking my supervisor questions was very similar to going to my professors’ office hours. Although there will be challenging times during the internship, I would suggest to remain patient and persevere during the process. My experience has taught me that demonstrating a “can do” attitude is the key to successfully persevere during hardship.

Meet CrusaderIntern Jacob Wronski ’18, Intern at the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office

September 11th, 2017 by eklamm

Tell us about where you are interning and the kind of work you are doing.

As an intern I spent most of my time at the Worcester Courthouse running errands for assistant district attorneys. I was also fortunate to be paired with a great mentor who was the ADA who processes all of the gun crimes in Worcester. There, one of my main tasks was to contact various police stations across the nation to request records for defendants that were being tried in a Dangerousness Hearing, and help organize their case files.

Give us an example of how you have applied your academic learnings to your internship?

The internship worked also as a class. I have never taken a criminal law course or a course of the basics of the court, and at the office I got to experience the entire process first hand from arraignment to sentencing and everything in between. This is a great way for anyone who may be interested to learn about law, but doesn’t know where to start.

What has surprised you about being an intern?

I was surprised to find the good relationships that were present in the courtroom on opposing sides. The defense attorney’s and ADA’s were civil and, more often than not, got along well in a way that you may not expect.

How did this experience influence or connect to your future career plans / goals?

Before this internship, I was unsure of what my future plans would be. Now, with help from many people at the office, I have decided to apply to law school where I will further explore my interest and passion for the law.

Any internship advice to pass on to other Holy Cross students?

Be assertive and pro-active at all times so that your employer knows you are eager and willing to get work done.

What Are Your Summer Plans? I Have No Plans And I Am ______

April 22nd, 2017 by eklamm

No matter how you filled in the blank the Center for Career Development can help you out, and, depending on how much effort you put in, the summer of 2017 could be your best summer yet! (or at least it can be your best effort at adulting)

What are your summer plans? I have no plans and I am PANIC STRICKEN.

Don’t be. Now, that is easier said than done, we know. For some panicking is a good first step to realizing you might have to put in more effort. Time keeps moving on no matter how much you procrastinate. Finals will be over and your dorm room will be packed up in a few short weeks. Sad, we know this too. But, in these few short weeks left on the Hill you can accomplish A LOT. For example, if you are panicking because you feel you do not have time to stop by our office during drop in hours (M-F 1-4pm & W 10am-12pm) with everything else you have going on we have a ton of resources available online. So plug in your headphones and watch a few videos, or evaluate your job search strategy.

What are your summer plans? I have no plans and I am ALREADY EXHAUSTED.

If you are feeling exhausted it could be because you are not setting yourself up for success. If your heart beats faster every time someone says “summer” and the image that comes to mind is your email inbox filled with “Thank you for applying, but sorry this position is filled”, take a deep breathe. First, congrats on applying to positions in the first place! Applying is a huge step in the process of landing a summer internship. Second, stop by our office or set up an appointment to meet with us and we can chat about what you have been doing and what we can change to land that dream job or internship.

What are your summer plans? I have no plans and I am OK WITH THAT FACT.

You have worked hard all year, you do deserve a break. Take time to adjust to being back at home and not having homework. BUT, remember, things lead to things. So, start doing things. The easiest thing you can do is log in to Crusader Connections and search for an internship or job. Right now there are over one hundred positions with deadlines this month alone. Your first application might be slow going. You have to get your resume in order and your cover letter tailored to the employer, but remember… things lead to things. Experience matters come this time next year when your resume could either be a skimpy double-spaced page or an impressive single-spaced, experience-filled page.

What are your summer plans? I have no plans and I am NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO TELLING MY PARENTS THAT.

Some advice if your parents are on your case about summer; do not make excuses as to why you do not have plans. Your parents want to see you succeed. More immediately they do not want to see you standing in front of the open fridge just staring at it every summer day. Why not spend your summer days riding a bike (apply by 5/5/17), or on an island (apply by 5/31/17).

Summer Internships 2012!

September 8th, 2011 by amurphy

Time to start thinking about what you’re going to do next summer!

Only 2 More SIP Info Sessions Left:

  • Today….Thursday, September 8, 4:00 pm, Hogan 519
  • Friday, September 9, 10:00 am, Hogan 519

The first and only application deadline for the
Holy Cross Summer Internship Program (SIP)
is quickly approaching on
Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 11:59 pm EDT.

SIP offers paid summer opportunities primarily in the northeast. Internships will be available in advertising, the arts, communications, consumer products, education, financial services, marketing, medicine, non-profit, publishing, public relations, research and social services, among many others.

Here is how application to the program works:

  • The only application deadline for the SIP is Thursday, October 6 at 11:59 pm EDT.
    You must submit a resume, a cover letter (stating your career interest(s) and aspirations, why you wish to do an internship, what you hope to gain from an internship and what you can contribute to an internship site) and an unofficial transcript (cut and pasted into a Word document from STAR) via CrusaderConnections
  • Applicants’ student records will also be accessed by SIP.
  • Students will then be selected for interviews. If selected, you will be contacted via email to schedule a brief interview.

If admitted to SIP you will apply for the specific internships housed within the Program via CrusaderConnections.

View a list of last year’s SIP sites

Please join us for the Third Annual Summer Internship Program Poster Session on Monday, September 12, 2011 from 4:00-5:30 pm in Hogan 320.

Please have your resume and cover letter critiqued in Career Planning, Hogan 203, during drop-in hours, Monday – Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Students typically go through four revisions before their application is ready for submission to SIP. The quality of your resume and cover letter are the most important factors of your candidacy.

We can (and will!) help you apply!

This is a terrific opportunity for Holy Cross students. Please consider applying.

Specific directions on how to apply on the SIP website.