Internship with Jones Lang LaSalle
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Major: Economics
Minor: Business/Liberal Arts
Hometown: Denville NJ

How did you learn about this opportunity?

I learned about this enrichment experience through my LA 495 summer class. This is a three-credit summer class that goes hand-in-hand with my internship.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

My experience thus far has been very positive. My class has enhanced my internship and helped me better myself by giving me helpful advice. One example of advice my class has given me was creating rapports with workers at my company by introducing myself and asking to get lunch. Another great piece of advice my class has given me is to reflect on my successes and failures after a week of work. By writing them down I am able to clearly express and understand my actions.

How did this experience impact you academically?

I have become a master at creating task lists, whether it be on post it notes or on excel.

This experience has tremendously helped me become more organized. This is my first internship, so it made me understand how being organized makes my day-to-day operations less stressful and helps me be more productive. This will definitely continue into my school year when my classes begin in the fall. I am confident that my improved organization skills will help me produce better work and receive better grades for my senior year. For example, I have become a master at creating task lists, whether it be on post it notes or on excel. Having a go-to place to write things down to remind me to do them is a skill I would have only learned through a hands-on experience. I am excited to incorporate that into my academics next year.

What are your career goals and plans?  How did this experience impact them?

At this point of my life, I have not yet figured out what I want to do. I want to experience different things before I make a decision on a serious career path. I also might want to follow a passion of mine before jumping into the corporate world. I really enjoy music, movies, and making videos, so that is something I could see myself following. Having a job on Madison Avenue in New York has really opened my eyes to how the financial world works in the United States. Honestly, it’s not as bad as I originally thought. I enjoy the energy that comes with negotiating deals and making money. Is it something I could see myself doing for the rest of my life? Probably not, but I am happy this experience is helping me realize what I want to do.

Would you recommend this experience to other Liberal Arts students?

Yes, I definitely would. If you have the finances to take a summer class, and you are eligible for a 400-level econ class, then you really can't go wrong. They go hand-in-hand. If you stay on top of the class, you excel in your internship. If you work hard at your internship, you will have more than enough to write about for the class.

For more information on internships for Liberal Arts students, visit our website.

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