Medaille College’s Business, Management and Leadership department Internship program – Leading students to career jobs.

Professor Jonas Patricko, Internship Coordinator for the Business, Management and Leadership Department, states that the 2017 Fall Internship program had 27 students that secured an internship position within their career-related field of study.  Medaille  College’s partnerships with local WNY businesses, along with many community relationships, helped to pave the way to our students’ successes.  Patricko says, “We prep our students well through course work and individual attention to help the student succeed into a real world career”. The 240 hours of internship requirement has proven successful for our upcoming graduates, leading many of them to a great start to their careers.  Below are a few testimonials from our student’s internship experience:

 

Jessica Maguder

Internship Experience-Summer 2017

Internship Site: Citigroup

Address: 580 Crosspoint Parkway, Getzville NY 14068

 

This past summer I was hired by Citigroup to work as an intern in their Foreign Exchange Operations Department.  This was a full-time internship that lasted from June 5, 2017 to August 11, 2017.  During my time working at Citi, I was given a variety of daily tasks to do as well as project work.  My daily tasks allowed me to take on work such as filtering and managing daily swift messages and matching my department’s foreign cash breaks within Citi’s reconcilement system. These tasks allowed me to feel as if I was a part of the team as other members within my department relied on me to get these tasks done accurately and efficiently.  Within my project work I was also able to help my department compile numerous days’ worth of data that would aid my team in conducting a deep-dive analysis on one of the major processing systems used in the Foreign Exchange Department.

Overall, I had a very positive experience interning at Citigroup.  Due to my hard work, I was offered a full-time position that I am excited to begin after I graduate at the end of May.

 

James Schuster

Internship – fall 2017

Robitaille Real Estate

After interviewing with the office manager, Anna Voit, and the CEO of Robitaille Real Estate, Isabel Robitaille (wife of ex-Sabres player Mike Robitaille), I began my internship experience right away. The internship pays a fair $12.00 per hour, and is located on Main Street in the heart of Williamsville.  The company is family-owned, and operated, and the environment here shows. The agents and staff are helpful, trusting, and friendly. They are always open to ideas, despite my being only an intern, and take what I say seriously, and with merit.

Starting off, I focused my internship on marketing within the company. I was given the task of updating corporate and customer mailing lists, ordering supplies for the office, arranging deliveries and service appointments, and also answering phone calls from potential clients.  Later on, I was given more prestige tasks to handle, such as the inputting of new house listings into the Realtor MLS, creation of brochures for said houses, and accompanying agents on house showings. In terms of the relocation aspect of the company (Robitaille deals in moving people from out of state, and country into the WNY area for business purposes), I attended area tours for a young man, moving in from California after attaining a job at Praxair.

The pinnacle of this experience was surely being put in charge of advocating for the company’s senior program “SmartSize™”.    I assembled an information kit and delivered said kits to various nursing homes and retirement communities in the surrounding area, meeting with site marketing representatives regarding the program. All in all, I would say my experience with the company has been a positive one, helping to see the inner workings of the day to day life in the casual business world.

 

Shane Stewart

 

 

 

 

Internship Experience: Fall 2017

Internship Site: Alliance Advisory Group

My name is Shane Stewart and I am a Business Development Intern at Alliance Advisory Group Guardian Health. I originally was set to go with Northwestern Mutual last semester. I met them at the job fair held at Medaille.

I was in the process of studying for the NYS Life Accident and Health exam. I posted a question on Facebook asking if anyone had taken the exam and for any tips because it was a very big work load during school. One of my father’s mutual friends on Facebook, Steve Constantine, messaged me explaining how he was in a business and that he would be more than happy to sit down with me and explain the test. I met with him and he showed me his firm, Alliance Advisory Group. The building is beautiful and the workers inside were all so friendly. He showed me the differences between the internship with Northwestern and Alliance and so it was extremely easy for me to make the switch.

I’m now on a team at Alliance, with one other intern working with an amazing team of Senior Advisors. We are taking on the same objectives as a full time financial representative. Every day is different and filled with excitement. I am travelling a lot with the team and receiving great guidance throughout this process.

I’m extremely lucky to be in this position. I never thought I would find myself in the financial world but I’m so glad I made this choice. I can see myself with this firm for a very long time.

Professor Patricko mentions that we keep records and open networking communication with many listed and new companies that our alumni have secured positions with. Bringing in business professionals to guest speak to the students is a very helpful for them to  prepare for the corporate world.  We also ask former students to guest speak at our internship meetings to share their experience with students as a peer to peer testimonial.  After all, what better way is there to introduce a new internship student to the business world.

 

Shane Stewart

 

 

 

 

Internship Experience: Fall 2017

Internship Site: Alliance Advisory Group

My name is Shane Stewart and I am a Business Development Intern at Alliance Advisory Group Guardian Health. I originally was set to go with Northwestern Mutual last semester. I met them at the job fair held at Medaille.

I was in the process of studying for the NYS Life Accident and Health exam. I posted a question on Facebook asking if anyone had taken the exam and for any tips because it was a very big work load during school. One of my father’s mutual friends on Facebook, Steve Constantine, messaged me explaining how he was in a business and that he would be more than happy to sit down with me and explain the test. I met with him and he showed me his firm, Alliance Advisory Group. The building is beautiful and the workers inside were all so friendly. He showed me the differences between the internship with Northwestern and Alliance and so it was extremely easy for me to make the switch.

I’m now on a team at Alliance, with one other intern working with an amazing team of Senior Advisors. We are taking on the same objectives as a full time financial representative. Every day is different and filled with excitement. I am travelling a lot with the team and receiving great guidance throughout this process.

I’m extremely lucky to be in this position. I never thought I would find myself in the financial world but I’m so glad I made this choice. I can see myself with this firm for a very long time.

Professor Patricko mentions that we keep records and open networking communication with many listed and new companies that our alumni have secured positions with. Bringing in business professionals to guest speak to the students is a very helpful for them to  prepare for the corporate world.  We also ask former students to guest speak at our internship meetings to share their experience with students as a peer to peer testimonial.  After all, what better way is there to introduce a new internship student to the business world.

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