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Jillian Tonelli

Why did you decide to do an internship?

Choosing to do an internship is an easy decision. Actually going through the process of finding one and applying for it however takes motivation and incentive. I chose to do an internship because I realized the extreme benefits that would come from it. Endless opportunities arise from participating in an internship along with valuable experience.

If you could tell someone one reason why they should partake in an internship, what would you say?

 Employers look for a student to have some sort of internship experience. Although it is not necessary, it gives you as an individual a big step in front of your competitors.

What was the most memorable experience you had while interning?

The most memorable experience I had while interning was completing a semester long project assigned to me by my internship advisor. On my own, I created student profiles for the college webpage. The fulfillment and enjoyment I felt after successfully completing this task was extremely memorable to me as it showed how all my hard work paid off.

What was the biggest obstacle you had to face during your internship?

The biggest obstacle I faced throughout my internship was keeping my stress level down when I felt overwhelmed with work or things I could not understand completely. Most importantly I learned that all my co-workers were there to help me if I was ever stuck on a project or had questions and ultimately they guided me through the obstacles I sometimes faced.

What advice would you give to students who are interested in doing an internship but haven't applied yet?

Just do it. I would advise students to take the step forward and apply to an internship of their interest. It does no good to sit around and wait and think about getting an internship, you must take the initiative and set one up for yourself. You won't regret it!

Meet Jillian

Jillian Tonelli

Name: Jillian Tonelli

Internship: Career Services at Saint Anselm College 

Major: Communication

Year of Graduation: 2013