Major: Communication and Political Science double major, with a minor in Digital Humanities
Graduation Date: May 2017
Hometown: originally from Oregon but have called Northern Virginia my home for the last eight years
Internship Site: Canon USA, Inc. in Melville, New York
How I found my internship: I first found out about the Insights Program with Canon USA, Inc. from an electronic flyer sent by the Communication department. I looked over the information and thought it would be a really cool opportunity, but New York was so far away and I knew no one in the area, let alone anything about New York City really. Canon USA, Inc. then came to the Spring Semester Career fair, and even though I had never been to a fair, I went directly to the Canon USA, Inc. booth and hit it off with the representatives.
Memory/Something learned in first week: Within my first week alone I’ve already been so welcomed. My department is so friendly, they even welcomed me with a Canon lunch box and not one but two notebooks because they didn’t know if I preferred a spiral notebook or legal pad for taking notes in meetings, along with other Canon goodies. In my first week alone I’ve already been able to provide creative input in meetings, sit in on many planning meetings, learn the basics in planning of social media, and hold my own meeting for a social campaign that I will be spearheading over the next nine weeks.