Beth Moran is on her way to a successful career after securing an internship with Rosina Food Products as the marketing intern. Beth is a senior food and CPG marketing major from East Amherst, N.Y., who will be graduating in May of 2020. Upon graduation she plans on continuing her education at Niagara University to pursue getting her MBA.
How did you secure the opportunity?
I first heard about the marketing internship position through the Handshake portal. I was already familiar with the company through an in-class project, and I knew I wanted the experience to learn more about marketing analytics and category management. After applying, I met with Rosina recruiters at Niagara’s 2019 Career Expo, and later secured an interview with my future supervisor.
What did you do on a daily basis?
In a typical day at Rosina’s, I would meet with my supervisor to work on company marketing projects and sit in on meetings to discuss future company plans. During my internship, I worked on two major projects that focused on new product development and coordinating product selection with our retailers. Occasionally, we would even have tastings to try new Rosina products!
Most importantly, what did you learn?
My biggest takeaway from this internship is to not be afraid to ask for help. When starting an internship or even a new job, you’re not expected to know everything, so don’t hesitate to reach out to a supervisor or co-worker! They want you to succeed too.
What advice do you have for future students?
Utilize what Niagara offers you! Attending the Career Expo, using the Handshake portal, reaching out to career services, and talking to your professors is a great way to get started!
If you have worked with Career Services, how have they helped you?
I’ve met with career services multiple times for practice interviews and help with my resume.