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Madeline Miller

Liberal Arts Major(s): Psychology
Hometown: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

What was the best part of your experience?

The best part of my experience was definitely getting to know the people over there and experiencing the culture. I loved my co-workers, and they definitely went above and beyond to make sure I felt welcome and a part of the company and their family. They have such a social aspect over there -- whether it be going to lunch during a break, having a cup of tea together in between meetings, or going to the pub after work and relaxing and just having a good time together. I still keep in touch with the people I met in London, and I can't wait to be able to see and hang out with them again.

This internship gave me the confidence I needed to enter the workforce after graduation and trust that I have the skills it takes to succeed

How did this experience impact you academically?

In addition to my internship, I also had a three credit course I took in the U.K. with IES. It was called Leading Across Cultures: Internship Seminar. This class helped me to learn their culture from an academic perspective and see how their schooling is done and what their classrooms look like. We also learned how to be a strong candidate entering the workforce and how to adapt quickly in any environment. This class helped me fulfill the business portion of my Psychology degree in addition to giving me a valuable internship experience.

How will this experience impact your career goals?

I am so appreciative of my marketing internship abroad. My mentor/manager Affly taught me so much about what it means to be in marketing and showed me how to use important software such as Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. She trusted me enough to let me take the lead on important tasks and turn to her whenever I needed help. This internship gave me the confidence I needed to enter the workforce after graduation and trust that I have the skills it takes to succeed. Interning abroad is something very few people can say they have done in their life and add to their resume, and I am so grateful I was able to have this experience. Studying abroad would have never been possible without the Career Enrichment Network.

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