“I have gained invaluable corporate experience working for one of the largest and most innovative companies in the world. I networked with experienced professionals who provided me with industry insight and offered me motivation and mentoring. On top of all these opportunities, I gained academic credit in the process.”
Major: Information Systems
Internship Site: GE Capital
Location: Stamford, Connecticut
Title: Information Management Leadership Program (IMLP) Intern
Position Description: At GE Capital, the environment is fast paced and interns are empowered to drive deliverables for the projects they are assigned to. I learned that Information Technology is not just about support. IT’s value is in improving everything and anything that touches internal and external customers. Working for a global company means that it is common for members of your team to be located all over the world. Every day brings a new challenge and the whole experience is incredibly rewarding.
What are the benefits of participating in an internship, co-op, service-learning or research experience?
Internships are a critical aspect of a student’s education, work experience and overall marketability. Through this internship program, I have received hands on experience in a real world environment and have a better understanding of career opportunities in Information Technology. I now have a strong sense of the direction I want to take with my career and will drive towards these new goals during future interviews and career fairs.