Erika Macrina - Communications
Last fall, I obtained an internship at OCTO Telematics through the JCU Center for Career Services. OCTO is a leading provider of telematic services and advanced data analytics for the insurance sector. I am currently working in the Product Marketing and Customer experience team where my primary objective is to gain insights into the product launch process in the market and manage all related documents (such as sales pitch, product library) to support the Sales team in effectively selling and communicating the new product to prospects. So far, I have actively contributed to planning and creating training materials for the Sales team, focusing on addressing market needs and highlighting product functionalities and features. In addition, I take care of keeping updated the company's repository where the catalogue and price list of the products are stored. I am learning a lot through this internship, and I think other students can benefit too.
Sofia Ledda - Communications
My name is Sofia Ledda and I am a Communications student. In Spring 2023 I obtained an internship at OK Production through the JCU Center for Career Services. OK Production is a video production company that celebrates the Italian culture and lifestyle. As social media manager, I am in charge of video editing and production. I would recommend this internship because it is a great opportunity to put into practice everything you learn in the Communication classes. Thanks to this opportunity, I have worked closely with experts in the field, and established a network of contacts all over the world. Working at OK Production was an extraordinary experience that made me grow professionally.
Juri Morimoto - Humanities and Sociology
My name is Juri Morimoto and I am an exchange student from Rikkyo University, Japan, majoring in Humanities and Sociology. In Spring 2023, I obtained an internship at So Fare Films through the JCU Center for Career Services. So Fare Films is a media production company established by Professor Jenn Lindsay, with the mission to promote justice and personal dignity through documentaries, educational materials, and social media. My main tasks were to create and film educational content with the production and social media teams. I would highly recommend this internship to students who are interested in working with a diverse group and willing to learn more about the film industry. Not only can you apply your experiences and skills through different projects, but there are also many opportunities to broaden your perspectives and gain knowledge about video production.
Ava Silva - Marketing
My name is Ava Silva and I am a Marketing student from Sacred Heart University. In spring 2023 I obtained an internship at Dakota Rome Bags through the JCU Center for Career Services. Dakota is a company that buys and sells preloved luxury bags, watches, and accessories. As part-time social media manager, my job was to plan, write, photograph, and edit content for social media and the website. I would recommend this internship to other students because it allowed me to gain experience in the luxury fashion industry and build my skills in content creation. Overall, I gained valuable knowledge that I can apply to my academics and future career.
Madeleine Mullins - Broadcast News and Political Science
My name is Madeleine Mullins, and I am a Broadcast News major from Washington State University. In Spring 2023 I obtained an internship at the JCU Web Communications Office through the JCU Center for Career Services. The Web Communications Office manages and produces content for the JCU website. My job entails covering events happening at JCU either as a reporter or photographer, interviewing and writing about students, faculty, and alumni, and updating the website. I would recommend this internship to anyone, but especially those who love writing and are interested in journalism. Every day brings something new, and I have been able to learn and grow as a journalist.
Amanda Simon - Marketing
My name is Amanda Simon, I am a Marketing major from Rutgers University, New Jersey, and I studied abroad at JCU in Spring 2023. Upon arriving, I obtained an internship at Elevate PR through the JCU Center for Career Services. Elevate is a PR and Communications consultancy for fashion, beauty, and lifestyle industry leaders with a mission to help international brands. My main tasks included helping advertise the brand on social media, writing press releases, and researching fashion brands, media, and trends. I was able to attend Rome Fashion Week and experienced going to my first catwalk. I would recommend this internship to other students who are interested in marketing, communications and have a love for fashion and media.
Daniel Zaretsky - Political Science and International Business
My name is Daniel Zaretsky and I am a visiting student from American University, Washington D.C., majoring in Political Science and International Business. In Spring 2023, I obtained an internship at Inter Press Service (IPS) through the JCU Center for Career Services. IPS is a news agency based in Rome that covers political, economic, and social subjects around the globe. My tasks included Search Engine Optimization, implementing AI into news editing (using technologies such as ChatGPT), researching, and writing articles. I would recommend this internship to other students because it has provided hands-on experience working at a news agency and has added to my communications and research skills.
Isabella Fredericksdorf - Communications
My name is Isabella, and I am a Communications student from Rutgers University. In spring 2023, I obtained an internship through the JCU Center for Career Services at Dakota, a small business that sells and buys vintage, second-hand, and new luxury accessories. As social media manager, I posted content to social media pages, and I photographed and uploaded new items to the company website. I studied the algorithm of specific social media platforms and how to increase engagement online. I recommend this internship to other students because it’s an excellent opportunity to learn about social media engagement and improve your communication skills.
Brianna Phelps - International Affairs
My name is Brianna Phelps and I am a visiting student from Texas A&M University majoring in International Affairs. In Fall 2022, I obtained an internship with the JCU Office of Community Service, Religious Life, and Multiculturalism through the Center for Career Services. My job was to work alongside other students, build relationships with volunteers and guests, and help with administrative tasks. The best parts of my position were the combination of field and professional experience, witnessing the impact of service opportunities firsthand, and working with Community Service Director Julia Del Papa, who empowered and inspired me in each of my roles. I highly recommend this internship to students who have a passion for service and relationship-building. It is an opportunity not only to integrate with the local community but also to challenge and surprise yourself.