Thursday, June 26, 2008

India Software Internship

MIS, Marketing, and other business majors:

I want you to be aware of an international internship opportunity.

This past weekend I traveled to Chicago, Illinois
to meet with the principals of Extentia, a Pune,
India based company that is recruiting
interns. Extentia specializes in software
development in Microsoft, Java and Open Source
based solutions. Their web site is :
<http://www.extentia.com/index.asp>http://www.extentia.com/index.asp

You can read more about their internship program,
which is called, Global Connect at
<http://www.extentia.com/Connect_Index.asp>http://www.extentia.com/Connect_Index.asp

I have been involved with Extentia for almost 10
years. I can attest to the fact that their
software development and project management is world-class.

The company is run by Umeed Kothavala and
Naazneen Boocha who I met with in Chicago last
weekend. They tell me that Extentia has 200
employees (English speaking professionals) and is
located in a vibrant city of over 5 million
people. They have many major clients, including some in the U.S.

For the right student, someone looking to gain
international experience and to learn about the
software business in a dynamic environment, this
is a very interesting situation. You will
acquire an international work portfolio that will
help you get an excellent job.

For software interns – an IT background,
preferably in the field of Computer Science,
Software Engineering or Electronics Engineering.
For marketing interns – a marketing background in
the field of Marketing Management, Business
Administration or Business Development. You need
excellent communication skills with a functional knowledge of English

There is an application process
(<http://www.extentia.com/Connect_Details.asp>http://www.extentia.com/Connect_Details.asp)
and you be interviewed over the telephone by a
U.S. representative of Extentia. Accommodation
and a monthly stipend will be provided to
you and during your internship you will be
assigned an internship mentor and have regular review and feedback sessions.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Fact Sheet on Northwestern Mutual Internships

Here's more information on the Northwestern Mutual Internship Program

Northwestern Mutual Network Internship Fact Sheet

Internship Program

www.nminternships.com


Overview
Since 1967, More than 25,000 students have participated in the
Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative Intern
program. Financial representative interns have an opportunity to
test drive the same career as our full-time
representatives. Financial representative interns gain necessary
skills and knowledge of the financial services industry, define their
own target markets and establish client relationships. In addition
to that experience, interns can gain a performance-based income while
attending college.

Qualifications
Enrolled in a minimum of 12 college credits; strong interpersonal
skills; self-motivated; community service; history of personal
success. Ideal candidates will demonstrate dedication, discipline,
balance and a competitive nature.

Annual Interns
The Network recruits an average of 1,000 interns annually.

Training
Supported by our network of financial representatives, Northwestern
Mutual Financial Network interns have access to the resources;
products and assistance they need to learn the business and help
their clients. Interns receive three to five days of sales training
up front as well as ongoing training through joint work and weekly
sessions devoted to accountability and skills training.

Conversion Rates
One in three graduating interns will make the transition to become a
full-time financial representative for the Northwestern Mutual
Financial Network.
Approximately 38% of Managing Partners are former interns and one in
five of the top financial representatives were interns early in their careers.

Compensation
Interns with The Network have virtually unlimited, high-income
potential, governed by their own drive and determination. In
addition to commissions, contracted interns have an opportunity to
earn two stipends per program period.

Accolades
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network: America's Top Ten Internships
for Eleven Consecutive Years, 1997-2007. Vault Guide to Internships,
2007 edition.
Northwestern Mutual was ranked as the #1 best and 3rd largest service
company in Selling Power Magazine's "50 Best Companies to Sell For,"
Nov./Dec. 2007.

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Internship program named one of
"Five best internships for real work" in July 27, 2007 Fortune.com story.

In FORTUNE Magazine's "Most Admired" survey, Northwestern Mutual has
collected top honors in the life/health insurance sector for 24
years, including 2007, and is the only company to place first every
year it was ranked.

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Internships

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network cordially
invites YOU to learn more about our amazing
internship opportunities and why we are "One of
the Top Ten Internships" by Vault.com for the last ten consecutive years!!!

These are the dates for out Internship
Informational Session. All students that are
interested in a summer and/or fall internship
must first attend one of our informational
sessions for consideration. All interested
students MUST RSVP to me with the session that they would like to attend.

When:
Wednesday, June 25th at 10:00am
Tuesday, July 1st at 2:00pm
Thursday, July 24th at 2:00pm
Tuesday, July 29th at 10:00am
Thursday, July 31st at 1:00pm

Where: Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
275 Promenade Street - Suite# 300, Providence, RI 02908
Why:
" Our internship has been labeled top 10 in
the country by Vault.com for the past 10 years
" Our interns receive their state insurance
license and have the opportunity to sit for their investment license as well.
" Our internships can be completed for credit or not.
" Our interns are paid through commission
earned from your clients. You could also be
eligible for a stipend as well, depending on when you enter the program.
" Very flexible hours to work around your existing schedule.
" 1/3 of our interns will go full time upon
graduation due to the real world experience that
they have gained while in our internship program.
" ¼ of our management team has come from our internship program.

Directions:
" We are located directly behind the
Providence Place Mall and are in one of The Foundry buildings.
" There are designated Visitor parking
spots towards the front entrance of the building.
If there are none available, there are ample
parking spots directly behind the building which
can be accessed by a small street directly after our main entrance.

How to Apply:

" If you are interested in attending this
internship informational session, you must RSVP
to Mia Viveiros at mia.viveiros@nmfn.com or by
calling her direct line at 401-457-2936.
" Please forward or fax Mia an updated
resume prior to the info session. Our fax # is 401-331-7009

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Kraft Sports Group Marketing Internships

Here's an email I received from the Kraft Sports
Group regarding marketing internships.

KRAFT SPORTS GROUP MARKETING INTERNSHIPS

NEW ENGAND PATRIOTS AND NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION
Thank you for your interest in the Marketing
Department of the Kraft Sports Group.
The Marketing Department is responsible for all of the sales and marketing
operations for the New England Patriots and New England Revolution. Marketing
internships are offered during the spring, summer, and fall semesters. Students
conducting full-time internships during each of
these semesters work two to five
days a week in the office as well as game days
and marketing events. Students with
limited time commitment can apply for a game days and marketing events
internship. All internships must be completed for academic credit through their
university or college. All internships are based out of Gillette Stadium in
Foxborough, MA. Public transportation does not
run to the stadium on non-Patriot
home game days; therefore, applicants must have his/her own source of
transportation.

Below is an outline of the various internship
opportunities at the Kraft Sports Group.
Please indicate if you have a preference when you apply.

OFFICE
Special Team Events and Partnership Marketing
Corporate Sales
Marketing Fulfillment
Grass Roots and Promotions
Premium Seating Services
Sponsor Relations
Revolution Communications and Public Relations
Revolution Ticket Sales
Soccer Team Operations

FALL GAME DAYS AND EVENTS INCLUDE:
2008 Revolution Home Games (Sept – Nov)
2008 Patriot Home Games (Sept – Dec)
Hall at Patriot Place Induction Ceremony
Patriot Place Events

Resumes and cover letters should be submitted to the following:
Christopher Starck
New England Patriots
New England Revolution
1 Patriot Place
Foxboro, Massachusetts 02035
Internships@Patriots.com

Monday, June 9, 2008

Hasbro IT Internship

Hasbro Internship

The internship is 40 hours per week. 8:00 - 5:15 M-T then they work 8:00 - 1:00 pm on Fridays. The pay is $17 per hour.

Here's more information.

Summer 2008

Mentor:
Phil Carlucci


Objective:
Student to familiarize themselves with the working of the department with the objective of beginning the development of a Service Catalog which will be incorporated into the 3 Year Roadmap


Qualifications
Ø Background in Technology
Ø In or going into a degreed Technology Program
Ø Outstanding Communication Skills
Ø Analytical


1st Step
Upon completion of orientation, the student will spend 3 – 5 days on 1st shift Help Desk / Command Center. This process will expose the individual to the size and scope of the operation. Upon completion, the student will be expected to share an observation they made where they feel an improvement could be made. This proposal will be reviewed between the student and mentor where two=way feedback will be provided.


2nd Step
Over 4 – 6 weeks he student will migrate through the various departments within Infrastructure and Operations. For each engagement, the student will gain an understanding of what the department does and what services are currently offered. It will be the student’s responsibility to document these services, research and benchmark them against Best Practices / Industry trends, and formulate the beginnings of a overall Service Catalog. At 1 week intervals the student and mentor will review progress and offer feedback.


3rd Step
As a 2 week “final” of sorts, the student will join the Roadmap Team; determine an integration and maintenance process for the Service Catalog. Once completed, the student will propose their process to the team for critique and adoption.


Final Step
The student will sit down with the mentor and CIO to review the experience, receive feedback, and offer a written summary of the overall experience.

Send cover letter and resume to Nancy Lawrence: nlawrence@hasbro.com

Saturday, June 7, 2008

MBA Internship

Nancy:

Here is an MBA internship with a division of Johnson and Johnson in
Raynham, MA. Can you send this link to the MBA list. They must
apply online for the position.

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/jobseeker/jobsearch/job_detail.html;_ylc=X3oDMTEwOGRhMTEwBF9TAzM5NjUxMDMzNQRjYXQDTUFSBHBjb2RlAzUwNTg0?job_id=JSCL6SLTI22&source=partner&scode=50584

Here is a description:

Description

Johnson & Johnson is the leading diversified healthcare company in
the world and has a reputation for growing talented leaders inside
its organization. DePuy Spine is a Johnson & Johnson company
specializing in medical devices for spine surgeons and patients. J&J
is a $53 billion corporation and DePuy Spine represents over $600M in
annual sales. Our company's products are used by orthopaedic, spinal
and neurosurgeons to treat patients with conditions resulting from
degenerative diseases, deformities trauma and sports related
injuries. Our environment is entrepreneurial, learning-driven, and as
challenging as it is rewarding.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All duties performed shall be
done in accordance with J&J standards regarding quality, safety and
environmental standards.


This newly created internship opportunity is designed to be a
learning and leadership opportunity for MBA candidates seeking a job
in the medical device industry. The qualified candidate will be
responsible for participating in summer projects that develop brand
strategies and tactics to achieve successful market positioning in
key strategic product areas with the end goal of maximizing market
penetration and profitability for DePuy Spine. The role will provide
the intern visibility and involvement in all marketing aspects of
product line development, which includes formulation of product
maintenance and education strategies, management of product
development activities, and launch of new products or programs. The
Intern will work on summer projects encompassing some of these key areas:

The MBA intern(s) role will work with the Vice President of Sales,
the Vice President of Corporate Accounts and Finance to complete an
analysis of the changing environment in regard to "price" in the
spinal market and to develop recommendations in regard to future
pricing strategy and matrix management.

The successful candidate will complete a robust environmental scan of
the Spine industry and will work with Sales Management to validate
pricing challenges and recommend solutions. The ideal candidate will
be enrolled in an MBA program and have a concentration in Finance,
Market Research or Marketing. Previous medical device exposure is a plus.


Qualification

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Top-Tier MBA Required plus at least 3 years of previous business
experience Key performance areas include product management, ability
to launch products, ability to track and report on status of product
activity, successful team player and influential manager. Excellent
written and verbal presentation skills required, plus the ability to
work in a hands-on, fast paced environment. Should have a track
record of career advancement and exceeding expectations. Applicant
should be interested in a full-time career in medical device marketing.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Northwest Mutual Internship: Providence RI

NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL FINANCIAL NETWORK:

Cordially invites YOU to learn more about our
amazing internship opportunities and why we are
"One of the Top Ten Internships" by Vault.com for
the last ten consecutive years!!!

These are the dates for out Internship
Informational Session. All students that are
interested in our second summer/fall internship
must first attend one of our informational
sessions for consideration. All interested
students MUST RSVP to me with the session that they would like to attend.

When:
Tuesday, June 17th at 11:00am
Thursday, June 19th at 2:00pm
Wednesday, June 25th at 10:00am

Where: Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
275 Promenade Street - Suite# 300, Providence, RI 02908
Why:
" Our internship has been labeled top 10 in
the country by Vault.com for the past 10 years
" Our interns receive their state insurance
license and have the opportunity to sit for their investment license as well.
" Our internships can be completed for credit or not.
" Our interns are paid through commission
earned from your clients. You could also be
eligible for a stipend as well, depending on when you enter the program.
" Very flexible hours to work around your existing schedule.
" 1/3 of our interns will go full time upon
graduation due to the real world experience that
they have gained while in our internship program.
" ¼ of our management team has come from our internship program.

Directions:
" We are located directly behind the
Providence Place Mall and are in one of The Foundry buildings.
" There are designated Visitor parking
spots towards the front entrance of the building.
If there are none available, there are ample
parking spots directly behind the building which
can be accessed by a small street directly after our main entrance.

How to Apply:

" If you are interested in attending this
internship informational session, you must RSVP
to Mia Viveiros at mia.viveiros@nmfn.com or by
calling her direct line at 401-457-2936.
" Please forward or fax Mia an updated
resume prior to the info session. Our fax # is 401-331-7009

Database Marketing Intern

Internship: Database Marketing Intern

Needham, MA

TechTarget is seeking a Database Marketing Intern to join its Data
Analytics team. The position offers the opportunity to work in a
challenging work environment and get hands on experience in data
analysis, reporting, and the supporting of TechTarget's products and
properties.

The core responsibilities for this role are:

Assist in the execution of targeted marketing and operational campaigns;
Help generate actionable ad-hoc reports from an Oracle Data Warehouse; and,
Work with Data Analysts to provide business owners with answers and
insight into questions around their data, and the understanding to
interpret the data on their own.
Job Functions:

Learn to use SQL in an Oracle environment to create targeted
call/email lists and generate queries for custom analysis and data requests;
Refresh standard reports;
Troubleshoot inquiries and problematic Helpdesk tickets; and,
Work with Data Analysts to conduct other data related tasks and
special project work as needed
Knowledge, skills and abilities required:

Pursuing a BS degree in Business, Marketing, Statistics;
Proficiency in Excel;
Interest in Database Marketing and Data Mining;
Strong analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills;
Ability to apply statistical measures and concepts a plus;
Effective communicator with excellent written and verbal skills; and,
Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Please contact jobs@techtarget.com

Michael P. Griffin
Assistant Dean
Internship Director
Charlton College of Business
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
508.910.6947

Stockbroker Internship

A boston-based stockbroker, Scottrade, is looking to hire a
stockbroker intern. Go to:

http://hostedjobs.openhire.com/epostings/jobs/submit.cfm?fuseaction=dspjob&jobid=130632&company_id=15624&version=1&source=Indeed&jobboardid=1112

This could be a great way to break into the financial services
industry, earn series 6 and series 63 designations, learn about
financial planning and investments. Many years ago, I was a
registered representative with a Wall Street giant named E.F. Hutton
and Company (no longer in business).

In January of 2008, Scottrade was named one of FORTUNE Magazine's
Best Companies to Work for in America. Our corporate culture is based
on customer service and employee excellence, and employment at
Scottrade means working for a company that is constantly growing.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Monday, June 2, 2008

Internship in India

An India based software development firm is very interested in recruiting UMD students for Internships in Pune, India. These internships would be in the areas of business development (marketing) and software development.

The internship program, which is called Global Connect, has been in place for a few years and has had participation from students in Europe. Extentia Information Technology, the company sponsoring the internships, has quite a bit of information online. I suggest that if you are interested in immersing yourself in technology development activities of a very successful enterprise, located in one of the busiest and business friendly cities of India (Pune), you should explore this program by visiting:

http://www.extentia.com/Connect_Index.asp

The company has a U.S.-based representative - Preeti Gupte,

who would be happy to discuss the program with interested students and to meet with groups of students and faculty. That is something I could set up in the Fall 2008 if there is enough interest.

Anyone interested in this internship should visit Extentia's web site and learn about the company.

Also, feel free to complete and online application to explore this opportunity in more detail. I can personally attest to the fact that this is a firm of very talented developers and entrepreneurs. I have worked with Extentia on a variety of software projects and have been so impressed with the quality of the work and the professionalism.

If you have questions you want to address directly to Extentia regarding this opportunity, contact Preeti Gupte at preeti.gupte@extentia.com. Pretti is a very nice person and would be happy to talk to you about the internship, Pune, India, the company etc. If it comes to the point where you might want to seek credit for such an experience, I would be happy to help structure something with you.

This is an opportunity for a student looking to not only experience cutting edge information technology and software development but to gain valuable international experience.

These internships are 6 months in duration. Extentia provides housing and a stipend.

The population of Pune and its surrounding is estimated at of 5,050,000 as of 2008. The city of Pune is home to many corporations, educational institutions and professionals. Pune is one of the eight megacities of India so it is also a major financial centre of India. Pune has a stong economy because it is a industrial hub and a major investment destination in the world. Information technology and software development are thriving industries in Pune.