Graduating a semester early in December 2019, Amy Breslin, '19, a food and CPG marketing major from Springville, N.Y. secured a job with Delaware North as the Sports Service Business Development intern. A few months later, Amy received an offer to continue her work at Delaware North as a part-time employee.
How did you secure the opportunity?
I found the position listed on LinkedIn.
What did you do on a daily basis?
On a daily basis, my tasks included assisting with projects and proposal development, client and market research, and food and beverage technology research and development.
Most importantly, what did you learn?
I learned the importance of networking and communication. Making connections with the people who will help you complete daily tasks and get from point A to B is key to being successful in the workplace. As an intern, it is important to make connections with other interns, people in your department and even people outside of your department. Those are the individuals that will offer you support and answer the important questions, about work, or life outside of work.
What advice do you have for future students?
Get involved and take chances. The more you take advantage of clubs and associations offered on campus, the more likely you will be to find job openings or internship opportunities. Your professors and club officers are great resources in your career success, as they can offer you positions or references. Also, take chances on the jobs that might sound scary. You learn so much in the field, and will be exposed to the resources that you need in order to be successful. Don’t be afraid to take chances and step out of your comfort zone!
If you have worked with Career Services, how have they helped you?
The career services office helped me to create my resume, write effective cover letters, and practice job interviews.