educational & career experiences!
“Interning at Lakeland has been an awesome experience! This has given me an opportunity to experience something that I have never experienced before.”
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To be successful at your internship, you must be on time and professional at all times. Be flexible in the hours you can intern and be friendly with coworkers and clients.
Almost everyone gets their job through people they may know. While at your internship or in school, you should broaden your horizons and communicate as much as you can with peers and mentors. These people will be the key to getting a new job or new lead. There is more than one way to network and you need to learn multiple ways to increase your chances of success.
Kara Delsignore – Chilton Hospital
“I interned in the Emergency Department and also in the Wound Center. I would say my time at Chilton was really good and I thought it was a very informative experience before I head off to college. It gave me a head start because I was opened up and exposed to the atmosphere of a hospital. Thank you Mr. Kelley for offering us this opportunity and being there for us when we needed it. It has been a great experience.”
Jonathan Gabriel – State Farm Insurance
“I have learned how the business setting operates and how to act in any given situation. My mentor has been very attentive in guiding me through calls and displaying what to do for the type of business that is being dealt with. I have learned more about business than any class that I have taken as I learn real world business techniques and absorb real information about how the business world works.”
Cassidy Karlak – Westbrook Orthodontics
“I was able to create real work relationships and learn new things outside the classroom. I was able to work with adults and deal with people and patients from all around my community. I learned how to balance school and a real job, which was hard at first but became my new normal.”
Jessica Kuhar – Law Office of Raimondi, La Sala & Bocker
“When the lawyer I directly work with is working on a deposition, I will pull legal documents or exhibits that will help the case. This is my favorite part of working there because I actually get to see all the aspects of the legal case and make independent decisions to either prove someone is wrong or help defend a client.”
Megan Lockwood – Center For Family Resources
“With each day I learn more about working in a professional setting and grow more connected with the students and staff. The atmosphere in each different classroom is so positive and I have loved feeling included in the day to day lives of the children here. While being an intern I have met multiple people with different backgrounds and this has helped me not only shape my people skills for the better but learn how to address various different obstacles we may face while working.”
Carly Merlo – Pequannock Dental Valley Associates
“This is the first job I’ve ever had that is with adults and not just other high school kids so it makes me feel very mature. Some of my responsibilities were sterilizing tools, cleaning rooms, restocking, taking out the trash, and restocking the sterilization room.”
Gillian Murphy – Haskell School
“I’m so happy I decided to do the internship program this year. Overall, it really was a wonderful experience. Before I started the internship, I was set on going to college as an education major, but I had a small fear in the back of my head that maybe during my internship I would realize it wasn’t really something I was interested in. However, I couldn’t have been more wrong. The internship has just made me want to pursue this even more in the future. I know for a fact that I love being in the classroom, and I love kids just as much.”
Alana Nyhuis – Straubinger Accounting
“I’m so glad that senior options was a choice for me! I really feel like I learned so many life lessons and important skills throughout my internship. And I know I can always come back to my internship if I ever am in need of work during my breaks in college. The relationships I gained will help with connections for my future.”
Elisabeth Phillips – The Chapel
“This program was one of the best things that I have been a part of at Lakeland and I am very thankful that I got the opportunity to serve in the field I want to go into. The program ran very smoothly and the communication was always on point with keeping everything on track. If anyone is hesitant to do this I would tell them to just go for it if they have an idea of what they want to major in because it's a great opportunity to be a part of. I am thankful for Lakeland for letting me work with my Youth Ministry at my church to gain knowledge that I didn’t know before.”
Madison Stout – Wanaque School
“Throughout my internship I've been able to gain many new experiences and truly expose myself to the life I wish to pursue after graduating college. Not only has my internship made me grow into a better future teacher, I realized how much I really do love what I want to do.”
Amanda Tragale – Donnely & Sproul Insurance
“I feel like I learned things that I would absolutely never learn in any course at Lakeland. While I learned about insurance and finance, I learned things outside of that career. My internship taught me to be professional and to communicate with the other people in the office. It’s easy to just blend in while you’re in class, but I couldn’t do that at my internship. One of the comments on my evaluation form was that when I first came in I talked very quietly, but that I was improving. To be successful in any career it’s important to be vocal, and to ask for what you want.”
Morgan Tripodi – Ringwood Family Dental
“My internship experience has been very rewarding because I have gained and learned new skills. The internship has boosted my knowledge in dental hygiene. I certainly know that I know more now than I did before I started my internship.”
In today's world, everyone is always looking at you at all times and creating their perception about you. You must let the people know who you are, what you are good at and where you want to go. As high school seniors, you will be marketing yourself this year at your internships and more importantly while you're applying to colleges. Applications and resumes are the formal way to market yourself but you can do so much more during the school year to make you even more successful.