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Rian Scanlon

Liberal Arts Major: Psychology
Minor: Dispute and Resolute Management
Hometown: State College, PA
Experience Time: Summer 2020

Give us a brief summary of your experience.

I am working as an intern in the human resource department on a project assessing our company's third party moving vendor. This project allows me to use a lot of skills I've learned at Penn State such as data analysis, outlining Key Performance Indicators, and making and reviewing recommendations based on my findings.

How did this experience impact you academically?

This experience has given me a greater appreciate for what I have learned in my classes at Penn State and how I am applying this information to the workplace. Specific classes I would like to point out are Psych 281 and Psych 484.

How will this experience impact your career goals?

This internship has given me the opportunity to gain first hand experience in a corporate office. Although I am not sure I want to work in human resources the rest of my life it has been awesome to actually see what goes on behind closed doors.

"This experience has given me a greater appreciate for what I have learned in my classes at Penn State and how I am applying this information to the workplace."

How has the College of the Liberal Arts helped you to find and/or succeed in this experience (e.g., adviser, faculty, staff, enrichment funds, etc.)?

The College of the Liberal Arts has helped me succeed in this experience by preparing me through its awesome faculty. I have met a lot of great professors, teaching assistants, and advisers who have impacted my academic career path.

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

 

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