Dylan had an internship with Marathon Petroleum Corporation where he relocated to Altanta, Georgia this past summer. Being thrown into the real world by himself was a weird feeling to him, but he loved every minute of it. His position was in Wholesale Marketing during his time with MPC where he did a variety of tasks. He enjoyed going around the surrounding states and cities to meet with customers.
His ultimate goal from the internship was to learn about marketing in a successful corporate world, and what better way to learn than with Marathon Petroleum Corporation.
After he graduates, he hopes to be in the marketing field at a major company and work his way up through the ranks. He's had several other internships during his undergraduate career and they've differed immensely. Dylan would "recommend everyone try to get an internship. It is a great experience and can really help see what a person likes or dislikes about certain jobs."
Casey Pritts came to The University of Findlay with dreams of landing a job in Marketing. After graduation, she applied for a marketing position at Target but quickly found herself accepting a position as an Executive Team Leader of Human Resource for Target. In fact, they were so happy with her that they asked "where can we get more people like you?"
She credits her success to her experiences at UF. Casey expressed that her marketing skills have helped her with understanding the needs of different audiences. Pritts indicated that her skills translate well in the field of Human Resources, "I work with a variety of different people from interviewing to helping individuals that are having difficulties; my internship experiences prepared me through the ability to tailor my message to each person based on the situation." Knowing SAP was also beneficial for her in this position. Target is new to SAP and recently implemented the software. Having learned it while at UF, Casey was able to assist in the training of personnel.
Pritts also credits her internship experiences to building her skill set. She said that "Many times you have to start at the bottom at an internship. I appreciated the fact that I learned a lot and was able to get that experience under my belt before I graduated. You start off at a better pace when you already have the 'grunt work' done."
The faculty go out of their way to help students build a strong resume prior to graduation. Casey speaks highly of Dr. Chris Ward stating that she "can't begin to describe how much she has helped me. She is someone I can aspire to be like, a true role model".