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An Internship With the Griffith College Alumni and Careers Office

Oct 24, 2018 10:24:00 AM / by Casey Rhode

In this week's post, Casey talks about her marketing internship at Griffith college, what her daily work looks like and how her internship placement fits into her weekly schedule. 

As a CAPA student I had the opportunity to do an internship in a field that interested me. Having an interest in marketing, I was placed right on campus with the Griffith College Alumni and Careers Office. Not only is Griffith a great place to work, I have the shortest commute of all my friends! I work directly with the amazing Suzanna Doyle who is the Alumni Officer. Each day she checks in with me to see how my weekend was or how I’m feeling. She’s a great boss truly. I work Monday through Thursday for a total of 20 hours a week. Monday’s are my longest days where I work a full 8 hours.

So, what is a day like for me in the office? Well, Monday’s I get into work at 9:30am. I always check our LinkedIn page and our Griffith Alumni Network to see if there are any requests to join. If there are, I send direct messages to them to welcome them. If I see they don’t have any affiliation with Griffith listed, I will message them to ask if they can provide it so I can add them. By the time I finish up those two things, Suzanna is ready to talk about what she wants me to do for the day.

Office of Griffith College Alumni and CareersHere's what my internsip office looks like.

Right now I’m spending a lot of time working on getting things ready for our main event in December, which is the Alumni Breakfast. I worked on a flyer to post on the LinkedIn page and the Network, and I also helped create an event page on the Network, so alumni can go to the event link that Suzanna created in Eventbrite and sign up for the event there. Along with that I work on updating the job openings on the Network. I use the information the company gives us whether in pdf form or through their website, find their logo and where it is located and post it for all alumni, staff and students to see. Every Thursday I do a Jobs of the Week post on LinkedIn, sharing some of the highlighted jobs that I posted from that week. I work on a lot of other little stuff like updating the News section of the Network or finding headlines about alumni in the news, so I’m always pretty busy until I leave at 5:30pm.

Casey Rhode Work ComputerMy Work Computer and some of what I work on.

My internship class with Darren Kelly is helping us explore how to act in the workplace that we may be unfamiliar with since it’s a new country. It also helps us learn more about what employers are looking for when they interview us. Both the class and the internship are great experiences to have, experiences that not everyone gets when they go abroad. I’m very appreciative of all the knowledge I will have gained by the end of this semester thanks to this internship and class.

Casey Rhode Work NotebookThe notebook I use at work to keep track of everything.

Much love to my family and friends!

Thanks, Casey!

Casey Rhode

Casey Rhode is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. An Interdisciplinary Studies major at Arizona State University, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

Casey's journey continues every Wednesday so stay tuned.


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Topics: Dublin, Ireland, Internships Abroad