Advent Internship: Alexis Gilner

Alexis Gilner is a senior majoring in Marketing. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram @alexis_gilner!

1.) What are you/did you intern what are/were your responsibilities/projects? • Provide general support for marketing and sales operations
• Maintain and manage marketing calendar for sales team
• Attend weekly marketing meetings and take minutes to send out to attendees
• Manage database maintenance
• Track sales data through CRM and company wide systems
• Coordinate travel and hospitality arrangements
• Create expense reports
• Help build new company website through WordPress
• Assist the sales team with implementation of marketing and lead generation programs
2. What are you learning/did you learn from your internship that will benefit you in your future career? I learned many things that will benefit me in my future career but specifically, CRM and other databases is something that I have had the opportunity to learn and work with first hand that will be very beneficial to me in the future. Also, I have learned how to create a website through WordPress and experience with Adobe photoshop too.
3. What does/did a typical day at your internship look like? A typical day in my internship varies but I go through my email and respond to any that need attending to when I first get in the office. I attend internal sales meetings and marketing meetings to discuss the agenda for the week and coordinate responsibilities among the team. I work on expense reports and projects for the project management team, marketing team and sales team. My role varies each week but I get the opportunity to work alongside different departments within the company and learn many aspects of the business.
4. After a long week at your internship, what do/did you like to do to rejuvenate yourself? It depends but I like to work out then relax with friends or Shark Tank (it’s my go to).
5. What kind of music do/did you like to listen to on our way to your internship? Any song in particular that you favor? I listen to just about anything country. Every once in awhile I will turn on some pop music but it is usually country on blast. I wouldn’t say there is a particular song.
6. How did you find this internship? I found this internship through a friend who is a Massey college alumni. He loved his experience at Advent and highly recommended it. I have an interest in the sports industry and Advent works with college athletics and pro athletic organizations.
7. What do you wish you had known starting this internship? I wish I would have had previous exposure to CRM and sales and project management databases. I quickly picked up on how to use them but it is something that would have been beneficial to know before I began.
9. Anything else you would like to share about this experience? I have had a very positive experience with my internship at Advent. I have the opportunity to see many aspects of the business and learn a lot from the team and company leaders. They do a terrific job keeping their interns engaged and involved both professionally and socially. Everyone is incredibly welcoming and the culture makes it enjoyable to go to work every day. I have felt very lucky to find a company like Advent.

 

Intern Spotlight: Noah Shertzer

 

Junior Noah Shertzer is a Management major who spent the Summer in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania at Capital Blue Cross working as their official Community Relations Intern.

During his time with the company, Noah worked planning events, organizing sponsorships and assisting in community outreach. “I did a lot of outreach to different organizations and non-profits, most of which are customers or potential customers of Capital BlueCross,” he said.

Throughout his time with the department, he also learned the importance of allocating work. With a wide variety of tasks in many different areas, Noah managed to network with a range companies. I made a long-standing connection with a few non-profits. I have connected and befriended people from Pennsylvania Food-bank and United Way. I really wanted to do this because from the start, I loved what they do and what they stand for so I wanted to know them for volunteer opportunities and for future endeavors,” he said.

In addition to his roles in events and outreach, Noah gained valuable experience in managing budgets and role adaptation. He hopes to possibly pursue a graduate degree or work in a sales sector one day, and he found the experience to be informing and valuable to his future career endeavors.

Intern Spotlight: Brooklyn Welch

 

 

Brooklyn is a Marketing Major who interned at BubbleUp Digital Marketing in Nashville, TN.

  1. What are/were your responsibilities/projects?

I interned at BubbleUp Digital Marketing Agency on Music Row here in Nashville, TN as a digital marketing intern. BubbleUp is a digital marketing agency that codes, designs, and manages websites and ticketing for artists, restaurants, and non-profits. My purpose as an intern was to assist with customer service and data collection and analysis. My favorite responsibilty was managing the customer service for fan club pages for Luke Bryan, The Avett Brothers, and Zac Brown Band. It was an exciting experience to interact with fans and assist in making their fan club experience even better.

  1. What are you learning/did you learn from your internship that will benefit you in your future career?

During my summer internship, I learned the importance of staying on top of the curve in an ever-changing industry. The digital world is always changing and improving, and constantly learning more about the industry is a lesson that my supervisors always drilled into me.

How did you find this internship?

I found this internship on Belmont’s Career Connector website (now known as Handshake). It is an amazing resource and provided me with a wonderful summer internship!

Intern Spotlight: Kylee Smith

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Twitter: @kyleexann
Instagram: @kyleeann

  1. What are you/did you intern what are/were you responsibilities/projects?

“I am interning at Time Warner Cable Sports Channel where I am a sports media production assistant. What is great about my internship is that it is half media production and half sports business production. This means that in the office I am working on everything that goes into a production. This includes who is working camera, graphics, replay, etc. as well as where are we shooting this event, who is involved and arranging everything. Then when the event actually happens, I am able to see my work in the office actually in action. I help set up the production as well as take down. In addition, during a production I am shadowing every position learning a little about every position.”

  1. After a long week at your internship, what do/did you like to do to rejuvenate yourself?

“On the weekends I like to explore the city. Living in a new city, there is so much to do and see. Since I am only here for two months, I like to try new restaurants, meet new people, and explore Uptown with my roommate!”

Intern Spotlight: Natalie Ryan

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1.  What are you learning/did you learn from your internship that will benefit you in your future career?

“By interning at Caterpillar Financial, I was able to not only learn more about the company but how to be a professional in a corporate workplace. I quickly learned the responsibilities of working full-time for nine weeks and how the culture strongly influences an employee’s work life. I also learned how to network and the importance of networking. Though it was tiring, each day of my internship was like an interview. Every interaction I entailed, I treated it as if I was being interviewed. That’s why the company has an internship program. They want to see what quality of work you can produce and evaluate your work ethic. The internship prepares you for the “real” world. Take advantage of it!”

  1. How did you find this internship?

“I found this internship through Belmont’s Career Development site. I applied online, and then I interviewed on-campus a few months later.”

Intern Spotlight: Rachel O’Brien

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Instagram: rach_obrien18

  1. What are you/did you intern what are/were your responsibilities/projects?

“I am a Business Development Intern at LBMC Employment Partners. My main responsibilities are administrative work, preparing proposals, new client set up forms, and CSA’s for clients, and managing the CRM system.”

  1. What kind of music do/did you like to listen to on our way to your internship? Any song in particular that you favor?

“I cannot think of one particular song that I favor but I do enjoy any classic rock, pop, alternative, or funk music and I also enjoy some modern alternative.”

  1. Anything else you would like to share about this experience?

“I would highly recommend an internship for anything in your major, it really helps you understand the way the job world works and gets your foot in the door for many great opportunities.”

Intern Spotlight: Kristen Sturdivant

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Instagram: kristensturdivant     Twitter: kris_stur

  1. What are you/did you intern what are/were your responsibilities/projects?

“I was able to work alongside 3 entrepreneurs in the poorest parish of Jamaica to help them start their own companies. The non-profit I interned for (one53) provides micro-loans and mini entrepreneurship courses for aspiring entrepreneurs in the St. Thomas parish of Jamaica. I helped come up with the curriculum to teach them, and I got to travel to Jamaica twice last semester to help them in actually launching their businesses. I got to connect with the locals in the Morant Bay Area, and make some connections for future business endeavors. I have a huge heart for mission work, and this internship was the perfect mesh of entrepreneurship combined with international missions. I got to travel, mentor some of the most loving and kindhearted people I now know, AND love on the locals in an amazing country called Jamaica. What an amazing experience that could not have been more relevant to what I want to do when I graduate!”

Intern Spotlight: Meet Hannah Raymond

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Insta: _hayray_ Twitter: @hannahraymond

  1. What are you/did you intern what are/were your responsibilities/projects?

“I am interning at the Nashville Symphony in the human resources department. My overall purpose here is to re-vamp the internship program that the symphony currently has in place. I am also assisting with benefits/compensation, onboarding, recruiting, and creating job descriptions.”

2. What are you learning/did you learn from your internship that will benefit you in your future career?

“My supervisor Katie has given me lots of responsibility and authority which I am pleasantly surprised with. I have had lots of hands-on work in all rolls that human resources plays. I have also worked a lot with SmartHire and Tessitura which both apply to pretty much any HR job, so I am feeling confident in my HR skills, all that to say.”

3. What kind of music do/did you like to listen to on our way to your internship? Any song in particular that you favor?

“Oh man, I listen to anything and everything from Bob Dylan to west coast hip-hop… I just love all music! It’s hard to peg one genre or “type” of music I listen to on the way to the symphony because it’s changed daily, if not hourly. When I needed to prepare for a busy day, I stayed mellow with “Romeo and Juliet” by Dire Straits (which has my favorite lyrics of all time) and “Alaska” by Maggie Rogers which is a new release and uses lots of natural almost “organic” sounds which makes her stand out. I’m actually very excited to watch her career take off, I think she’s going to be incredibly successful.”

“Also this spring/summer has been phenomenal for hip-hop with the release of Kanye West’s “Life of Pablo” and Chance the Rapper’s mixtape “Coloring Book”. On Kanye’s album I LOVE “Wolves”… I think his production is the best in the industry and this track solidifies my argument. Chance’s “Blessings” and “Juke Jams” are both incredible due to his unique sound and his positive message which help him stand out in the industry.”