PJ Donnelly, a senior marketing major from Clarence, N.Y., recently interned at the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers in Buffalo, N.Y., as a marketing intern.
How did you secure the opportunity?
This position was available on LinkedIn. My interviewer was impressed by my education with Niagara University and my recent study abroad trip to Europe. My semester in Paris, Rome and Ireland made me an even more well-rounded student and job candidate.
What did you do on a daily basis?
My average day consisted of organizing data files in the office and handling the accounts of clients. It was an exceptional professional experience.
Most importantly, what did you learn?
This experience taught me the value of a Niagara University education. Employers and coworkers are impressed by the reputation that comes with being a Purple Eagle. Additionally, Niagara University did a great job preparing me for this position. I was able to directly apply what I had learned in the classroom.
What advice do you have for future students?
I would recommend that future students talk to Career Services and use LinkedIn to apply for jobs in their field. This was an excellent experience and Career Services helped me make the most of it.
How did NU's Office of Career Services help you?
Career Services granted me course credit for my internship and helped me prepare for interviews with employers in my field.