Graduation Date: December 2017
Area of Study at OHIO: Economics
From: Connecticut
Involvement on campus: Sports-Business Administration Club
Past Internship: Sales Intern at Bearing Distributors Inc. (BDI)
Favorite thing about being a Bobcat: The people on campus at OU make me feel like I’m home when I’m here.
Hobbies: Playing basketball or any sport and listening to music.

Did you always know that you wanted to go to OU?

My brother’s best friend went here and he would always tell me how great a school it was. Once I visited it was pretty much [locked in] that I was coming here.

What has been your experience with Bobcat CareerLink?

Last spring I was getting ready for the career fair and I received an email about what companies were coming to the career fair. Through CareerLink, I posted my resume and looked at the companies that were coming. I was able to narrow it down to about three or four businesses that I wanted to pursue that had sales internships. Through CareerLink and the career fair, I met who I worked with last summer.

Share a little bit about your experience with the Career and Internship Fair

When I got to the fair I met with Bearing Distributors Inc. (BDI) and I felt pretty comfortable with them. They said to come back the following day for an interview and I met with them the next day and felt very confident. Through a few more Skype and phone interviews, I got the position as a sales intern for the summer.

Talk briefly about your internship this past summer

The internship was a sales internship with BDI. They sell manufacturing goods and their headquarters are in Cleveland, Ohio. However, my internship was at the three branches the company has in Connecticut. I was able to stay home and work at those branches, which was nice because I was the only one who didn’t have to live in a hotel during the internship.

What are your plans post-graduation?

I’m going to the Career and Internship Fair at the end of this month, but I know that BDI might also be looking to hire me because I did a good job over the summer.

What are your career goals?

I really want to go into sales and hopefully work my way up in a company to become the president of the company someday.

What advice can you offer to other students who have had internships in the past?

Definitely, keep in touch with the people who hired you. I’ve been in touch with the woman who hired me for the internship and I’m possibly meeting with her at the Career and Internship Fair.

Any other advice for underclassmen at OHIO?

I would just say to start early and try to get [an internship] after your sophomore year. It’s nice to have experience under your belt because even if you’re not going to work for the place where you have the internship, other companies like to see that you’ve had that experience.

Interview conducted by CLDC Social Media Intern Kate Ansel

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