Huntington University’s Enterprise Resource Center not only places students in small business environments but also in large corporations.
Eric Randel, who was a senior business management major at the time from Frankfort, Ind., was placed with Do It Best Corp., a national hardware company, and for three months he worked in the retail development department as a project leader. Though the internship was a challenge, Eric spoke highly of the opportunity.
“I have learned the value of producing quality and timely work,” said Eric. “I also have developed a much better knowledge of the retail industry, including competition in the marketplace and the process necessary to compete.”
Prior to Eric’s internship, the Do It Best Corp. and Joanne Green of the Huntington University Enterprise Resource Center had been in contact regarding potential interns. Green connected Eric with Phil Koenig of the Do It Best Corp. Phil says that interns are a great source of future employees.
“Interns help Do It Best Corp. in three important ways,” said Phil. “First, we are able to reach future graduates. Second, we are able to get to know these students and see how they perform in a business situation. And finally, interns provide valuable assistance on a variety of business projects.”
Eric stepped into his role at the Do It Best Corp. and provided all this and more to the corporation and gained positive experiences in the process.
“I would very much like to work for this company after gradation if that becomes an option,” said Eric. “Obviously other possibilities might arise that are intriguing, but I have not seen a more attractive organization than this.”
The Enterprise Resource Center at Huntington University – we’re all about pairing Huntington University students with area businesses for internships, practicum experiences, class projects and special projects.