By Rachel Pausz ’22
Completing a global virtual internship helped me improve my professional and cultural knowledge as I was able to work side by side with coworkers from across the world. My global virtual internship took place in Barcelona, Spain and I worked with a company named the Chic Icon. I was able to work alongside their marketing team to help create new ideas for the business, such as formatting franchise structures and sponsorship packages. The Chic Icon would hold weekly meetings, where we would talk about the work we completed throughout the week and what to work on for the future. This allowed us as interns to constantly know what was expected of us and allowed us to work together productively.
This internship helped me as a business major, as it is a requirement to complete an internship for graduation. Not only is it helping me fulfill my graduation requirement, but it also allowed me to work during a time where finding internships can be very difficult. I was able to work at my own pace, as the internship was asynchronous. This made it very easy to work around both my athletic and academic schedule.
CIS Abroad, the program that helped place me with the Chic Icon, not only has internships within the business field, but in other areas of study as well. CIS Abroad also held meetings every other week with students interning abroad virtually to help the students network and compare their experiences. This opportunity has helped me tremendously, as it has allowed me to have a better understanding of my future career and the business world within Spain.
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