Intern Spotlight: Rachel O’Brien

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  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.”