Justin Haeick, a finance major from Tonawanda, N.Y., will graduate in May 2019. In the summer of 2018, Justin worked as a credit operations intern at Ingram Micro in Williamsville. A few months later, Justin received an offer to continue his work at the company part-time.
How did you secure the opportunity?
I had a connection through a cousin that worked in that department. Also, I consistently showed my persistence and strong desire of fulfilling the opportunity.
What did you do on a daily basis?
The first couple of weeks were learning how to scan and file customer documents. After that, my role developed into my own day to day responsibility of auditing invoices on behalf of Ingram Micro resellers and sending them to the end users. This was done through an invoice system known as Ensim.
Most importantly, what did you learn?
I think the most important thing that came from this internship was learning how to comfortably adapt to the corporate setting and environment each day. It has also taught me how to effectively communicate professionally and work well in a team setting.
What advice do you have for future students?
My advice for future students is take advantage of every resource and opportunity that is available to you to help find internships, or any position that you desire. Career Services is a great start. Don't wait for opportunities to find you. Be determined and motivated to secure the opportunity that you would like to fulfill.
How did NU's Office of Career Services help you?
Career Services has done a tremendous job of providing career guidance to students. The help and openness that I received from the office has given me several opportunities to put myself out there from resume reviews to practice interviews. Now, I am in the midst of applying and interviewing for jobs post-graduation. With the help of Career Services, I believe I am prepared to launch my career!