My Internship.

Name: David Katz

Major: Information Science
Graduation Date: May 2013
 
My final days in Albany are coming closer and my mixed feelings are becoming more solidified. I have taken a step back to understand what I have accomplished over these last few years and I am very happy. My internship with AkimboConnect.com has taught me how to be a team player in a startup culture. When I arrived at the company it was only four of us and now we have grown to over eight staff members. Watching the team double has been amazing because you can tell that we are moving in the right direction. After showing off my work at the CCI showcase, I understood the power of getting in front of people and directly promoting the brand. Since I was so used to cold calling and spamming out emails, it was a nice change to actually promote the brand in person. My supervisors have been very easy to communicate with and I think they understand the power of interns. Obviously everyone likes a worker they do not have to pay, but they looked at me beyond that level. I was not treated as a young kid who fetches coffee, but rather a person with ideas. One idea I am currently still working on is a focus group. I will be holding it this week and the point is to figure out what students think about infographic resumes. I am excited to conduct the group as I have only been a part of a focus group from the other side. I am also very excited to hand the baton to the next CCI student and let them take over my internship for the following semester. I will still be available to them as a resource guide and a mentor even though I will most likely move in a new direction. 
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