For the past week and a half, the Siena College School of Liberal Arts has held three Student Internship Panels (the last one being tonight) and I had the pleasure of being one of the panelists! Interns of various majors and areas of studies were selected and were asked questions, mostly by Ashley Dwyer and the team from the Career Center. We were given the opportunity to talk not only about what we are doing at our internships, but also about our application/ interview process and what we are planning to take away from these experiences.
I have to say, it was a little bit nerve-wracking at first to see so many people there! However, I immediately found it easy to speak about my internship here at the School of Liberal Arts because I truly am enjoying my experiences. I have the opportunity to interact with both students and faculty on a more professional level and I am able to market events and information through the means of social media, which is something I hope to be able to do in my professional career. Through this internship, I have learned more about conducting myself in front of large groups of people and about public speaking and I was able to successfully use both of these tools during the internship panel. During the event, I also had the pleasure of meeting Alicia Pepe, who is Siena College’s new Student Internship Coordinator. She was very enthusiastic to meet all of us, it being her very FIRST day on campus, and she couldn’t wait to hear what we had to say about Siena’s current internship program.
I feel very honored to be working with the School of Liberal Arts and to have had the opportunity to serve as a panelist at the event. For whoever may be reading this, whether you’re a Siena student or faculty member or whether you may be from another school, consider going to events like these! They can be so incredibly helpful if you’re looking for an internship and don’t ever be afraid to ask questions of the panelists!