Gea Villa - Communication and Media Studies
My name is Gea Villa, and I am a Communication and Media Studies major at JCU. In Fall 2023, I obtained an internship at the JCU Web Communications Office through the JCU Center for Career Services. The Web Communications Office handles everything related to the University's website; it also liaises with other JCU departments and offices to keep the site up to date. My role as student assistant mainly included covering events inside and outside the University, taking photos and writing or editing articles to be posted on the JCU news website. I also assisted with SEO and helped edit content on the website. This internship allowed me to put into practice what I learned during my communications studies. I would recommend it to students because it is flexible and engaging and the work environment is super welcoming.
Gaia Cucchi - Marketing and International Affairs
My name is Gaia Cucchi and I’m double majoring in Marketing and International Affairs. In Fall 2023, I obtained an internship at Glocalize Yourself through the JCU Center for Career Services. Glocalize Yourself is a startup that markets itself as a source of organizational support, service, and reference for customers who want to explore Rome as locals, not as tourists. My duties as events and activities coordinator included organizing the schedule, booking activities and accommodations, and posting on the company’s social media. The internship was a unique experience, and I would recommend it to other students because it has helped me hone my organizational, problem-solving, and people skills, while exploring Rome and growing professionally.
Daria Kononenko - Marketing
My name is Daria Kononenko, and I am majoring in Marketing with a minor in Art and Design. Thanks to the Center for Career Services, in Spring 2023, I obtained an internship at Rome Design Agency, a company that offers onsite and virtual consulting services in all areas of web production and marketing. As marketing assistant, my main duties were researching and writing weekly blog posts for cultural websites, updating social media accounts, creating graphics, and assisting the team with ongoing projects. The internship was a unique opportunity to work with Roman artists. I would encourage you to do this internship because it’s a useful way to expand your work experience and understand if you want to pursue a career in the creative field.
Giorgia Gnecchi - Communications
My name is Giorgia Gnecchi, and in Spring 2023 I graduated with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Legal Studies. Thanks to the Center for Career Services, during my final semester, I obtained an internship as Social Media Assistant at the JCU Student Services Office. I also participated in the creation, promotion, and organization of events and initiatives, such as the Clubs Fair and the Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This internship gave me the opportunity, to hone my interpersonal skills and improve my ability to engage with others. I had the chance to develop my sense of responsibility and creativity. I would recommend this internship to anyone who wants to gain work experience before graduating.
Matilde Pozzato - International Affairs
My name is Matilde Pozzato and I graduated from JCU with a B.A. in International Affairs and a minor in Legal Studies. In Spring 2023 I obtained an internship at So Fare Films (SFF) through the Center for Career Services. SFF is a production company and film education program that produces content about diversity, equality and inclusion. At SFF, I had the opportunity to work with different teams, but I was mainly a writer. I interviewed people for the documentaries, wrote the newsletter and blog posts. This internship has given me the opportunity to apply my academic background outside of the University, improve my writing skills, and work with other motivated students. I would recommend this internship to all the students who want to wear many hats during an internship, work in a company that feels like a family, and learn more about producing documentaries.
Emilia Lopez Ortega - International Affairs
My name is Emilia Lopez Ortega and I am majoring in International Affairs with a minor in Business Administration. In Summer 2023 I obtained an internship through the JCU Center for Career Services, with the International Union of Superior Generals (UISG) in the Department of Catholic Care for Children International (CCCI). Catholic Care for Children (CCC) is an organization of religious sisters that started in Uganda to reduce the number of children in orphanages. My work was to collect documents, classify new information, contact different country coordinators of CCC, and write articles for the website. I also attended trainings that helped me come up with solutions on childcare reform. I also worked closely with other UISG departments focused on human trafficking, safeguarding, and refugees. I would recommend this internship to other students and alumni since it has helped me with my problem-solving, social, and writing skills.
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.
JUJU MASKELL FERREIRA - MARKETING
My name is Juju Maskell Ferreira and I am majoring in Marketing with a minor in Business Administration. In Fall 2022 I obtained an internship at the JCU Web Communications Office through the JCU Center for Career Services. The Web Communications Office manages the JCU website. My main tasks were to cover events at JCU as a reporter and/or photographer, assist with SEO and website maintenance, and shoot and edit video testimonials. I would recommend this internship to other students because it is very hands on, and it allows you to gain knowledge in the communications field.