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Kayla McGuinness ’17

Major(s)

Marketing and Communications

Hometown

Solana Beach, Calif.

Name of Business/Organization

Kenosha Area Soccer League (KASL)

Internship Position

Marketing Intern

Give three words that sum up your internship experience.

Challenging, Exciting, Compelling

How did you learn about your internship?

“I received an email through Carthage from the Great Lakes Internship Grant.”

Describe your internship.

“This internship requires me to be hands-on and organized. I am responsible for contacting local businesses, organizations, and schools to advertise with KASL and obtain sponsorships and donations for the non-profit organization. I am also responsible for planning different aspects of the organization’s Easter Egg Hunt.”

What do you enjoy most about your internship? What are some of the challenges?

“I enjoy being in contact with all of the local businesses in Kenosha. One of the main challenges I have faced is making cold calls. This is something I have never done before and at first it was very intimidating, but after making multiple calls it has become a lot easier and fun to do!”

How does your internship fit with your long-term career goals?

“Long-term, I could see my life taking the direction of a career in sales so it definitely is giving me practice in that area.”

During your internship search, how did you make yourself stand out to employers?

“I make myself standout by having myself organized. I also anticipate the things they will be looking at me to provide, so that I am always prepared.”

What did you find to be the most helpful during your internship search process?

“The internet and professors. I have so many questions on the best way to do things, especially making cold calls, and the internet has helped em find training though videos and scripts to help me practice! Professors have also been very helpful by sending my information on this topic as well.”

Do you have any tips to share with other students about your experience?

“I would share with other students that they should not let an internship during the school year intimidate them or make them worry about school. It is a good addition to one’s curriculum and will prepare you for your busy schedule in life after college.”

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