This spring semester I have been interning at the Price Chopper corporate offices in Schenectady, NY. I worked with the marketing department in IT related tasks. I learned how to use a program called MarketExpert, which I could create reports and do coupon redemptions for the company. I also worked with Wildfire to oversee databases and create analytical reports for posts and contests. This internship helped me to become comfortable with having a “real job.” I was treated as a full time employee, and not just an intern. I was given important daily tasks, and was sure that my input was counting for something. Everyone was very patient and kind with me and my interest in IT/marketing has increased tremendously. I worked closely with directors in all different departments, working on a vast array of projects. I was invited into all staff meetings, and was even given the opportunity to discuss details of a database with a large retailer. Every day when I came in I updated an excel chart that I put together to make it easier to see spending. I think having an internship while in school is one of the best experiences a student can have. It allows the student to learn how to do what they have studied in school in a work environment.
Undergraduate Information Science.
Expecting Bachelor degree-May 2012.