Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ending an internship the right way

Here's a link to a great article by the Dean of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.


I have reprinted four of Dean Brunner's points below that address students who didn't get full-time offers from an internship.  Of course, such situations also offer many benefits too!

1. Take stock and get grounded. I would guess that most interns who didn’t get an offer aren’t totally surprised. If you are surprised, that’s an even more important reason to get grounded. Maybe the business was in trouble and cutting back on hiring. Or it was an insane product, a toxic boss or the Customer From Hell. Or maybe it was an accident: You dropped a bowl of hollandaise in the CEO’s lap at the annual meeting. Or perhaps it was the most simple of all: You just aren’t cut out for that kind of work. Before you leave, it is important to get candid feedback, even though it may be difficult to ask for and receive it. If you don’t, you’ll always wonder. And the absence of insights may hamper your ability to plan the next steps.

2. Take the high road . Don’t weep, pout, plead or bargain aggressively. Under no circumstances should you slam the door on the way out. To the extent you can, make a lap around the business from the executives to your supervisor, to your peers and the administrative assistants: “Thank you for the opportunity to work with you. I wish it had worked out. Perhaps our paths will cross again. I’d be glad to stay in touch. And best of luck to you going forward.” A gift of a box of cookies or chocolates for that co-worker who made an extra effort to help you is a grand gesture. The high road exit expresses grace, dignity and self-confidence. If you stay in the same industry, you may well run into your co-workers again. The high road exit actually gives you a “bridge” with which to resume a conversation. And occasionally, the high road prompts a reversal: Weeks later you may get a call, “Um … we’ve changed our mind. Would you work for us?”

3. Get perspective. Talk through the experience with a mentor, your partner or wise friends. The key questions should be: “What happened?” “Why did that job matter to you?” “What can you learn from this?” and “What’s next?” A coach or career counselor can lend even more structure to the reflective process. Getting perspective is important for your peace of mind. And it may help you to answer questions from friends and other employers about why you didn’t get an offer from your internship.

4. Find acceptance: It is what it is. Move on. Later, you may well conclude that it was a blessing in disguise. And never forget that your worth is infinitely greater than any offer, job title or paycheck.

Accounting Internship with Local Company (Paid)

Harding Sails in Marion, MA is looking for a business intern - 20 hours/week. 

Job qualifications:

Good organization skills, good verbal and written skills, knowledge of Microsoft office suite, Quickbooks etc. Once trained, will be working relatively independent and will be directly interacting with customers both on the phone and in person.  Undergraduate business major (accounting preferred or at least strong basic accounting knowledge and skills).  
Here is the contact info:

Graham Quinn, President

Harding Sails

732 Mill St.

Marion, MA 02738

508.748.2903 f
Please send resume and brief cover letter to Graham Quinn at:

NOTE from Michael Griffin, CCB Internship Director - this business is about 15 minutes from campus.  You will need a car.  This is a good opportunity to do some basic accounting for a small business while also interacting with the owner and with customers. It will involve not only basic bookkeeping but also basic office work.  And it is paid and it is anticipated that this will be an ongoing need.  It will qualify for internship credit (3 credits for a business elective) - assuming you also complete the internship course concurrent with the work.  If you land this position and want credit, please contact me ASAP so I can get you enrolled in the internship course.  Entry into the internship course also requires a minimum GPA of 2.5 and at least 60 credits earned.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Work 'n Serve Job Fair

Work 'n Serve Job Fair
September 4, 2013
10am-2pm in Woodland Commons

Your one-day, one-stop opportunity to find:
  • Internships
  • On/Off Campus Work-Study
  • On-Campus Employment (Non-Work-Study)
  • Off-Campus Part-Time Employment
  • Paid Community Service Opportunities
Please call 508.999.8658 (UMD Career Development Center) if you have any questions.

Rockport Internships

Rockport in Canton, MA is looking for interns for Fall 2013 in the following areas:



retail operations (back office):


Rockport and Adidas Internships for Fall 2013

July 23, 2013

CCB students who are interested in interning for Rockport or Adidas (Canton, MA) should apply online now.  Use Indeed.com to search for open internships.  There are open positions in retail operations, ecommerce, and sourcing - to name a few.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Fall Marketing and Sales (Paid) Internships at Local Yachting Company
This is an outstanding opportunity for a hard working, smart, marketing student.  I recently visited with the owner of this company and was very impressed with their operation and their plans to bring on an intern.  This is a paid internship for about 10 hours per week in the fall.  The student will work at the place of business in South Dartmouth (beautiful spot) and will be supervised by professionals in the field.  This is a successful local marine related business.


Cape Yachts: CapeYachts.com

Established in 1986, Cape Yachts has been a full service Beneteau Yacht Dealership since 1989 servicing the Northeast of the United States. The company is owned by Dave Nolan.

South Wharf (SouthWharf.com)

Acquired by Dave Nolan in 2006, South Wharf has played an important role in the local marine community from the construction of whaling ships to the servicing of private yachts. The tradition of fine reliable service continues in the maintenance and repair of today’s modern sophisticated yachts.

To support the activities of its South Dartmouth (MA) yard and offices, the company is looking for an intern for the following missions:
Job Activities
Job would entail assisting with marketing and sales, in house, online, ad campaigns, email campaigns, open houses, boat shows, customer interactions including reception, greeting, etc., special projects including assisting with development of new web site (with Yachtworld), company brochure, custom video project for individual brokerage listings. Students will also be involved with social network marketing activities.

Job requirements
Business major (marketing/sales/business administration). Preferably a junior or senior. It helps to have an interest in this industry but that is not necessary. Must be a self-starter, able to follow detailed instructions, be creative, and willing to help contribute significantly to the operation of this company.

Fluent written and spoken English

Strong computer skills (MS office)

We are looking for a quick thinking, motivated individual who is able to work independently with minimal guidance. Affinity and/or knowledge of the marine industry a definite plus.

Pay: to be determined but this is a paid position.

Availability: Fall 2013.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Jane Nolan jane@cape-yachts.com

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Temp Position IT Position at Local Company

A local manufacturer is looking to CCB to refer some candidates for a 3-4 month temp position in their IT support area.  The "temp" will provide second level support ..... Laptop/Desktop/Printer break fix, calling Dell for warranty and out of warranty support and repairs, mobile device support, iPhone, Android and Blackberry. There may also be some user desk side support, OS related....Windows 7 / XP and Microsoft Office 2010.

Interested candidates should send their resume via email to Tom_Connors@acushnetgolf  Tom is working with a local temp agency to find a worthy candidate so if a CCB senior or recent grad is interested, they should apply ASAP.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

NESN Sales Internship

Sales Internship

NESN - Watertown, MA


Provide support to NESNs Sales and Traffic departments


· Provide sales staff with strategic talking points through the creation of one-sheets

· Produce DVD’s for clients highlighting on-air promotions

· Review daily Nielsen Data

· Attend weekly sales meeting

· Assist staff with any other day-to-day requests when needed

· Organize and send out express mail packages

· Reconcile daily log times so they match up with correct air times

· Distribute Log Summary Reports to Rep firms

· Assist with additional adjustments within our Wide Orbit database

· Provide one to three hours per week of coverage for the front reception area greeting visitors, answering phones, answering customer inquiries, etc.

· Other related tasks as assigned


· Must be able to receive college credit for this internship and provide verification that credit will be received

· Ability to learn and utilize new software applications and various type of equipment used for technical editing and dubbing

· Excellent organizational skills and must be detail oriented

· Ability to be successful working in a fast paced, loosely structured environment

· Should have strong communication skills

· Must be a self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision but also able to work effectively within a team environment

Here's the link to apply: https://home.eease.com/recruit2/?id=5789071&t=1

Temp Assignments as an alternative to Internships?

Serious business students are always looking for ways to gain more practical experience before hitting the full-time job market.  I have often recommended look at temporary assignments with a temp agency.  Take the example of an accounting major who doesn't necessarily want public accounting and is exploring other branches of accounting.  A temp assignment (always paid) like the one below (in Boston) might be a great thing.  Robert Half is a temp agency and recruiting firm with offices in many major cities.

Entry Level Accountant for Non-Profit

Accountemps - Boston, MA

Well respected Non-Profit client in Boston seeks entry level Accountant. Immediate interview and immediate hire opportunity. The Accountant will be responsible for matching invoices to purchase orders and/or vouchers, data entry and assisting in the process of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. This fast-paced environment offers a great work space and excellent core accounting experience. This position will report to the Accounting Manager. Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics is a must. Candidates with 1-2 years of recent Accounting or Finance internship experience will be strongly considered. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is expected; familiarity with additional software programs is valued. Entry level Accountant for this role should have strong communication, customer service and organizational skills. If you are a fit for this entry level position, and have recent internship experience, please send your resume to Ashley.Lima@rhi.com.

1-2 years of Accounting/Finance internship experience

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics

Strong communications skills are a must

Matching, batching, coding and entering invoices

Entering, posting and reconciling batches

Recent QuickBooks experience is a strong plus

Sources: http://www.accountemps.com/accounting-positions-search?0_jobSearch.request_type=ViewJobDetail&0_jobSearch.job_number=42725147&0_jobSearch.single_job=true&specificJob=42725147&referrer=www.indeed.com

Monday, July 15, 2013

Marketing Intern Wanted Fall 2013 Fall River Printer

RPI Printing, located in Fall River, MA, is looking for a marketing intern to work on the execution of a marketing plan for a new product line.  This offers a great opportunity to learn from experienced professionals and to play a role in implementing a marketing plan.  Interested students should learn about the company at: www.rpiprinting.com and should send a letter and resume to Scott Ramsbottom via email at:

Ineterested candidates should be at least juniors, be self-motivated, and understand how a marketing plan is used to launch and product and make it successful.  Should have good communication and PC skills.

Operations Internship Fall 2013 Paid - Mansfield MA - BIG Corporation!

LagasseSweet, a large company with operations accross the US and in Mansfield, MA, is looking to bring on an operations intern and have reached out to the Charlton College of Business. This is a paid position with great opportunity.  The company would like to bring on a student-intern this summer to help us with some new projects.  Here are some of those details:

· Help coordinate a Lean initiative, incremental improvement process for LagasseSweet distribution center.

· Help set up our safety required files/processes for new safety audit program.

The industry's leading pure wholesale source of janitorial, sanitary, foodservice and disposable products, LagasseSweet offers not only comprehensive product selection but also the largest available catalog, along with an electronic commerce database. We can simplify your business with next-day delivery to 99% of the United States, flexible will-call service and drop ship capabilities.

LagasseSweet is a single source offering unmatched depth and breadth of inventory, operational excellence, marketing support, national coverage and competitive pricing serving these distributor channels:







The ideal candidate is someone majoring in Business with a concentration in operations. Al Niemi DC Manager 508-261-1382 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              508-261-1382      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
  If you are interested in this opportunity, I suggest sending your resume and cover letter to:

Marketing Internship - Fall River based Company Fall 2013

Rhode Island Novelty is looking to provide students with the opportunity to build personal and professional effectiveness skills while participating in monitored field-based learning experiences. Students will develop important time management and prioritization skills while gaining business marketing experience. Students will be responsible for a variety of tasks including but not limited to:

Market Research: (40%)
• Students will be primarily responsible for sales lead retrieval from industry-specific periodicals, directories, and internet research (20%)

• Students will be responsible for identifying, categorizing, and contacting potential sales leads through telemarketing communications and providing summaries on a weekly basis (10%)

• Students will perform fundamental competitive analyses including product and price comparisons for various customer bases as well as for internal operations (10%)

Business Marketing: (35%)
• Students will explore the process of tradeshows by assisting sales representatives with preparations and following up with the requests of tradeshow attendees (5%)

• Students will be responsible for mailing catalogs and other promotional packages directly to new and existing customers as well as following up with recipients to provide additional information (5%)

• Students will be responsible for managing social media in the business setting by maintaining and updating the company’s Facebook and Twitter accounts (10%)

• Students will also assist sales representatives with completing individual customer requests including electronic packing lists, inventory availability updates, and product information requests (15%)

Marketing Technology: (25%)
• Students will receive software training in order to use the company database to retrieve customer, product, and price information as well as enter and process actual orders and customer requests (20%)

• Students will assist on various web-based projects within the sales department for the development and implementation of the company website (5%)

Percentage of time spent in each subject area may vary on a weekly basis depending on the skill set of each intern and the prioritization of tasks assigned on a daily and weekly basis.

This internship is for the 2013 Spring Semester (and could lead to Summer employment) and that I would like to receive all resumes by 11/16/12. Interviews will be conducted during the week of 11/26/12.

The starting salary is $13.00/hour.All majors/classes (FR, SO, JR, SR) can feel free to apply however, only students meeting CCB crtiteria can earn business internship credit (at least 60 credits earned, intrenship class etc.  Go to http://www.umassd.edu/charlton/internship/ for more details on the CCB internship program.)

Please send resume and cover letter via email: Dan Highcove, Rhode Island Novelty Corporate Sales Manager 350 Commerce Drive Fall River, MA 02720

Monday, July 1, 2013

Marketing Internship Summer 2013

Beaumont Solar Company in New Bedford is looking to bring on a intern (paid internship).  They are looking for someone who understands the use of social media for business marketing and building SEO. Strong writing ability is required.  The company is seeking a student who cannot only “use” or “post” to social networking sites, but someone who understands “what” to post, the type of keywords to use, and techniques for building the company site’s SEO. Ideally, someone who can research and write well to help compose our monthly newsletter would be great if they also have this attribute.  The candidate should be web savvy and be very familiar with the business building capabilities of  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube.  The student will be assisting with SEO, PR, articles & events.  The position will require the intern to work between 16-24 hrs/wk.  Interested students should send their resumes to: Jane Staples jstaples@umassd.edu