Tag: Internships

My New Job at Marathon Petroleum

Posted by Brice Womack in Perfect Fit. 1 Comment

14th May

Today, I started my first internship at Marathon Petroleum Corporation in downtown Findlay, Ohio. To be honest, I was a little nervous. Only because this would be my first white-collar job experience ever. Today was orientation for all new employees and summer co-op/interns. It started with a brief overview presentation of the company as a whole. The speaker talked about company employee expectations as well as certain codes of conduct. We also had to fill out some paper work and tax forms. Then a tour was given so we wouldn’t be completely lost. There is a really nice cafeteria and employee lounge area that I’m sure I will use a lot this summer. After the tour was over, my supervisor came and took me to where I’d be working. I got introduced to many new friendly co-workers and managers and … Read More »

Yet Another Good Service Provided by UF

Posted by Brice Womack in Perfect Fit. 2 comments

25th March

It’s pretty much almost April, which means my junior year is pretty much done. So, over the last week, I’ve been thinking about my plans for summer break. I know that I’ll be living in Findlay for football workouts, and I’m definitely going to take a summer class. The next thing I was thinking about was getting a job or something for some cash. I realize that since my senior year is coming up, it’s super important that I try to find an internship.

Last Friday, I set up a meeting with Phil Gunder, the director of internships and cooperative education. He was very helpful because he walked me through preparing a perfect résumé for employers. I was able to fix my résumé right then and there, which was awesome. He also had businesses that were looking … Read More »

Spring Break Reality

Posted by Emily Gajewski in Perfect Fit. 1 Comment

11th March

I was getting my hair cut over spring break, and the woman cutting my hair asked how long I had left in school. Two semesters, was my reply, if all goes well. Two semesters. It’s weird to think that I really don’t have much time left under the protective wing of being a student. In fact, many times during spring break I ventured out into the real world of my career.

I am working with a client to basically reinvent their online presence, from a logo re-vamp to a website overhaul. I am working closely with them to complete the project. As I went through our first meeting, I pulled from class discussions and questions we students had asked ourselves when working with our own (imaginary) companies and clients.

In addition, I am collaborating on another website project with … Read More »

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