Name: Sophia Blackwell
Internship, Co-op, or Research Site:
Position Title: Project Assistant
Major or Program: Media and Communications
Current Class Level: Senior
Work Term: Summer 2022
Tell us about your internship, co-op, or research opportunity, including your day-to-day responsibilities.
During my internship at OIG, I summarized the investigations public synopsis, arranged and designed the 20-page report that was published on their website and got the opportunity to network with some fantastic people on the team. I also got to see how fraud and finical waste is assessed in the city of Baltimore.
Describe the process of obtaining your position. When did you hear of the position and submit your application?
Using LinkedIn, I had alerts setup for various positions of interest. I regularly visited the career websites or sections of specific organizations and sought referrals where possible. I applied for the position within a few days of learning about it in October 2021.
What have you enjoyed the most about your position or organization?
The opportunity to contribute daily to meaningful work that facilitates meeting customer needs and securing their information.
How do you believe you have made an impact through your work?
My work directly contributed to a more responsive security program for the organization.
What advice would you give to another student who is seeking an internship or similar experience?
"Start early, prioritize organizations that meet your long-term aspirations, build relevant skills, network and be persistent. Have the Career Center team review your resume."
Please provide a short reflection or quote about what you liked most about your position / earning internship credit / working with the Career Center.
Finding out how the investigations of Baltimore cities financial waste and fraud were handled was the most interesting part of it all for me.
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