How did you find your internship?
I saw that on the Roger Williams website when looking at the business management page, there was a section to the side of recommended management internships for past students. After seeing this I had looked it up and found it on one of the career/internship websites and decided to apply. When researching about the internship I just heard more and more great things.
What are some of your daily job duties?
The branches are very busy, so we are always doing something. My duties are usually along the lines of picking up and delivering cars to certain locations, picking up and dropping off customers either to bring back to the branch or to drop off at their car or their home, renting out cars, cleaning cars, and working with the phones.
What do you like most about your position?
The days go by so fast. I work around 40 hours per week. My schedule is working Monday and Tuesday 7-6 and then Thursday and Friday 7-6. We get an hour lunch break each day. These hours sound long, but really it flies by, I am always caught off guard when 5 o’clock rolls by and I only have an hour left in the day.
Another thing that I love about the position is that I do not get stuck with “typical intern work”. I pretty much do the same tasks as full time Management Trainees and I am just another person a part of the team. This was huge for me because it made me feel wanted and needed and not just someone that is in the way or may make things more challenging.
Did anything surprise you about the interviewing process or how you located your position?
Just how welcoming and helpful everyone was throughout the entire process. This was my first big job/internship I had gone through a big interview process for and I was really nervous. But everyone I dealt with made it such an enjoyable process for me. When I found out I got the internship I was very excited to be a part of the company.
Do you have any tips for other students that are considering an internship or seeking full-time employment?
Apply early and get ahead of it all. I accepted for this position going into the second semester of my junior year and it felt so good not having to rush and stress over finding an internship when I had so much school work to also be dealing with. Another tip would be to ask questions. No question is a bad question. The last tip I would give is to never wait to be told what to do. If you finish a task that was given to you, then go find something else that needs help or could be worked on. Nothing looks better than an intern that is always getting work done rather than that intern that is constantly on their phone or waiting around till they get a new task.