Our business graduates are employed with a large range of employers in business, government, education, media, health care, and public service. Representative employers of Penn State New Kensington Business (BSB) graduates include companies such as: Chicora Medical Center, Conco Systems, First Commonwealth Bank, FMC Technology, JTM Food Corporation, Bayer, Pennsylvania State Senators' offices, Penn State University, Respronics, Siemens, Target, Toyota, UPMC and Verizon Wireless. Our graduates occupy positions in marketing, sales, accounting, management and finance. Graduates have also become successful entrepreneurs, managing their own businesses. Several other BSB majors have gone on to graduate programs at universities such as Penn State, American University, Duquesne University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh. Our programs also include non-traditional students who have been promoted after completing their degree.
This summer I had the opportunity to be a Management Trainee at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Butler, PA. Everyone from day one of training was super personable and friendly. They cracked jokes and gave us prizes during trivia in between training sessions before we went on to work. My on location boss, Lamier, was very straight-forward with expectations and our location's goals. He always helped me understand how the business was run when I had questions.
While at Enterprise, I learned various software applications needed to perform the job and developed my customer service skills, I learned how Enterprise's locations were managed as well as how they operated with car dealerships, car shops, and the vehicles we had in inventory throughout each day.
With great determination and creativity, I made a music video and song for our video contest at the end of the internship. I won second place and $200 for my efforts. Everyone really enjoyed how funny it was and I really enjoyed making it to conclude with my internship and showcase what I learned.
Overall, my internship for Enterprise was full of opportunities to test my people skills and management skills. I also tested my creativity, video and audio skills, and marketing skills with the conclusive video.
My internship at the Busy Beaver was the best. Everyone in the company was very welcoming and made me feel at home right away. Having Karen as a boss has been great. She gives me wonderful feedback when I ask and she helps lead me in the right direction on a new task.
During my time at Busy Beaver I worked on managing their social media and social media ambassadors for all the different stores. I learned how to use Photoshop, Indesign, creating SKU sheets for our sales advertisements, helped image creation, training events, and our Grill N’ Chill event. At the start of my internship we started with 14 ambassadors and now we have 21. At the end of my internship I was fortunate to be offered a part-time job at Busy Beaver. I was very honored that they thought I would be a great addition to the family.
My part-time job is still working in social media. Right now I am starting a project for our 5 True Value stores which will be starting up the Facebook accounts and getting social media ambassadors for all five stores. Overall my experience at Busy Beaver is amazing and I'm truly honored to be able to work at a wonderful company and have great co-workers.